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The cheapest times to fly from DFW to DEC are

  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)
  • December 24th to February 25th

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 DEC is early October. Prices can be as high as $888 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $382 for Wednesday flights around early October.

 

When to Fly to Decatur

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Decatur, IL (DEC) will usually cost between $382 to $548 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $382. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $563. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $181 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $402 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to DEC flight.

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

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DFW to DEC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to DEC 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 $0.38, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $22 (5%) 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 $415. Return trip prices are from the DEC to DFW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DFW to DEC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 10 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from DFW to DEC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from DEC
  • Usually 31.88% less expensive than DEC
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to STL flights

Destination alternative #2: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) in Springfield, IL

  • 43 miles (69 km) away from DEC
  • Usually 23.54% less expensive than DEC
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to SPI flights

Destination alternative #3: University of Illinois/Willard Airport (CMI) in Champaign/Urbana, IL

  • 34 miles (55 km) away from DEC
  • Usually 23.41% less expensive than DEC
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to CMI flights

Destination alternative #4: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 44 miles (71 km) away from DEC
  • Usually 22.42% less expensive than DEC
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to BMI flights

Destination alternative #5: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from DEC
  • Usually 22.98% less expensive than DEC
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to MLI flights

Destination alternative #6: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from DEC
  • Usually 22.42% less expensive than DEC
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to PIA flights

 

Flight Hacking DFW to DEC

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DFW to DEC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: St. Louis, MO (DFW > STL > DEC)

  • Price for both tickets: $337
  • Average savings: $65 (16.19%)

See DFW to STL flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (DFW > ORD > DEC)

  • Price for both tickets: $359
  • Average savings: $43 (10.59%)

See DFW to ORD flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 660 miles or 1062 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to DEC flight is about 2 hour 10 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from DFW to DEC.

 

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 DEC
Destination airport name Decatur Airport
City Decatur, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 39.8
Longitude -88.9

 

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