The cheapest times to fly from DFW to FAT are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of 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 FAT is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $828 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $285 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Fresno

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Fresno, CA (FAT) will usually cost between $312 to $503 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $341. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $505. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $165 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $416 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to FAT flight.

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

DFW to FAT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to FAT 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 $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $97 (21%) 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 $362. Return trip prices are from the FAT 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 FAT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 20 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 FAT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from FAT
  • Usually 39.18% less expensive than FAT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, CA

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from FAT
  • Usually 36.78% less expensive than FAT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to BFL flights

Destination alternative #3: San Luis County Regional Airport (SBP) in San Luis Obispo, CA

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from FAT
  • Usually 30.89% less expensive than FAT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to SBP flights

Destination alternative #4: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from FAT
  • Usually 19.95% less expensive than FAT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to MRY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1310 miles or 2108 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to FAT flight is about 3 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Fresno, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from DFW to FAT.


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 FAT
Destination airport name Fresno Yosemite International Airport
City Fresno, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.8
Longitude -119.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to FAT tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 4% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave FAT heading for DFW about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fresno, CA is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 15 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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