The cheapest times to fly from DFW to CMI are

  • April 2nd to June 24th (except the week of May 7th)
  • September 3rd to September 16th
  • October 29th to November 11th
  • December 24th to March 4th

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 CMI is early December. Prices can be as high as $763 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $303 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Champaign

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Champaign/Urbana, IL (CMI) will usually cost between $303 to $383 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 $303. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $382. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $79 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $308 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to CMI flight.

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

DFW to CMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to CMI 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 $0.28, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $28 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $304. Return trip prices are from the CMI 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 CMI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 14 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 CMI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from CMI
  • Usually 23.25% less expensive than CMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from CMI
  • Usually 11.06% less expensive than CMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to STL flights

Destination alternative #3: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) in Springfield, IL

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from CMI
  • Usually 0.16% less expensive than CMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to SPI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from University of Illinois/Willard Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 692 miles or 1114 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to CMI flight is about 2 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Champaign/Urbana, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from DFW to CMI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DFW
Origination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97

Return Airport

Destination code CMI
Destination airport name University of Illinois/Willard Airport
City Champaign/Urbana, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40
Longitude -88.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to CMI tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CMI heading for DFW about 4 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Champaign/Urbana, IL is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 4 minutes late


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