The cheapest times to fly from DFW to PNS are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, December 10th, and February 12th)

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 PNS is early December. Prices can be as high as $754 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $308 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Pensacola

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Pensacola, FL (PNS) will usually cost between $308 to $421 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 $312. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $481. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $169 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $332 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to PNS flight.

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

DFW to PNS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to PNS 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 $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 to Pensacola, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Dallas. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $35 (10%) 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 $328. Return trip prices are from the PNS 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 PNS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 4 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 PNS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) in Gulfport/Biloxi, MS

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 17.04% less expensive than PNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to GPT flights

Destination alternative #2: Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) in Valparaiso, FL

  • 39 miles (63 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 8.60% less expensive than PNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to VPS flights

Destination alternative #3: Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport (PIB) in Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 14.93% less expensive than PNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to PIB flights

Destination alternative #4: Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) in Mobile, AL

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 8.60% less expensive than PNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to MOB flights

Destination alternative #5: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City, FL

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 5.28% less expensive than PNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to ECP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DFW to PNS? 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 Pensacola International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 603 miles or 970 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to PNS flight is about 2 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Pensacola, FL?

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


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 PNS
Destination airport name Pensacola International Airport
City Pensacola, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.5
Longitude -87.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to PNS tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PNS heading for DFW about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Pensacola, FL is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 5 minutes late
  • Envoy: 1 minutes early
  • Mesa: 20 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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