The cheapest times to fly from DFW to LCH are

  • December 3rd to November 11th (except the weeks of December 17th, April 30th, May 7th, July 23rd, and July 30th)

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 LCH is late December. Prices can be as high as $397 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $339 for Friday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Lake Charles

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Lake Charles, LA (LCH) will usually cost between $339 to $353 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $339. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $363. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $24 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $349 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to LCH flight.

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

DFW to LCH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to LCH 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 $0.73, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday 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 $2 (1%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $340. Return trip prices are from the LCH 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 LCH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 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 LCH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from LCH
  • Usually 32.95% less expensive than LCH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to IAH flights

Destination alternative #2: Jack Brooks Regional Airport (BPT) in Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX

  • 49 miles (79 km) away from LCH
  • Usually 6.30% less expensive than LCH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to BPT flights

Destination alternative #3: William P Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston, TX

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from LCH
  • Usually 32.95% less expensive than LCH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to HOU flights

Destination alternative #4: Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport (LFT) in Lafayette, LA

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from LCH
  • Usually 3.44% less expensive than LCH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to LFT flights

Destination alternative #5: Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field Airport (BTR) in Baton Rouge, LA

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from LCH
  • Usually 2.87% less expensive than LCH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to BTR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Boutique Air, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lake Charles Regional Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 295 miles or 475 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to LCH flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Lake Charles, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 28 available flights from DFW to LCH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLCH
Destination airport nameLake Charles Regional Airport
CityLake Charles, LA
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to LCH tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 30% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LCH heading for DFW about 5 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lake Charles, LA is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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