The cheapest times to fly from DFW to LFT are

  • January 1st to November 11th (except the weeks of March 5th, April 30th, May 7th, July 23rd, and July 30th)
  • December 3rd to November 11th (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, March 5th, 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 LFT is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $597 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $327 for Tuesday flights around early to mid December.


When to Fly to Lafayette

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Lafayette, LA (LFT) will usually cost between $327 to $362 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid December with an average ticket price of $327. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $378. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $51 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $337 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to LFT flight.

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

DFW to LFT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to LFT 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 $0.6, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $8 (2%) 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 $329. Return trip prices are from the LFT 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 LFT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 37 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 LFT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in New Orleans, LA

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from LFT
  • Usually 27.74% less expensive than LFT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to MSY flights

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

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from LFT
  • Usually 2.97% less expensive than LFT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to BPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 351 miles or 565 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to LFT flight is about 1 hour 37 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 36 available flights from DFW to LFT.


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 LFT
Destination airport name Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport
City Lafayette, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.2
Longitude -92


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to LFT tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LFT heading for DFW about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lafayette, LA is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 5 minutes late
  • Mesa: 13 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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