The cheapest times to fly from DFW to CAE are

  • August 13th to March 4th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DFW to CAE is early December. Prices can be as high as $866 for Friday flights during early April, or as low as $285 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Columbia

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Columbia, SC (CAE) will usually cost between $285 to $411 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $325. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $455. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $130 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $379 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to CAE flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DFW to CAE route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DFW to CAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to CAE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Columbia, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Dallas. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $46 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $341. Return trip prices are from the CAE to DFW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DFW to CAE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 38 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DFW to CAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 30.47% less expensive than CAE
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to AGS flights

Destination alternative #2: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 28.76% less expensive than CAE
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to CLT flights

Destination alternative #3: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Asheville, NC

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 22.30% less expensive than CAE
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to AVL flights

Destination alternative #4: Charleston AFB/International Airport (CHS) in Charleston, SC

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 21.90% less expensive than CAE
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to CHS flights

Destination alternative #5: Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport (FAY) in Fayetteville, NC

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 19.00% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See DFW to FAY flights

Destination alternative #6: Hilton Head Airport (HHH) in Hilton Head, SC

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 13.98% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See DFW to HHH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DFW to CAE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 920 miles or 1481 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DFW to CAE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to CAE flight is about 2 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Columbia, SC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from DFW to CAE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDFW
Origination airport nameDallas/Fort Worth International Airport
CityDallas/Fort Worth, TX
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCAE
Destination airport nameColumbia Metropolitan Airport
CityColumbia, SC
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to CAE tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 42% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 9% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CAE heading for DFW about 12 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Columbia, SC is about 14 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 14 minutes late
  • Envoy: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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