The cheapest times to fly from LCY to CAE are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 LCY to CAE is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2151 for Friday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $797 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Columbia

Flying from London (LCY) to Columbia, SC (CAE) will usually cost between $856 to $1555 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $873. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $1560. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $687 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1088 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LCY to CAE flight.

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

LCY to CAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LCY to CAE flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CAE, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LCY. 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 $331 (24%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1063. Return trip prices are from the CAE to LCY 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 LCY to CAE can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 18 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 LCY to CAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charleston AFB/International Airport (CHS) in Charleston, SC

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 46.19% less expensive than CAE
  • 2-layover flights available

See LCY to CHS flights

Destination alternative #2: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 31.07% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See LCY to CLT flights

Destination alternative #3: Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) in Savannah, GA

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 11.63% less expensive than CAE
  • 2-layover flights available

See LCY to SAV flights


Flight Hacking LCY to CAE

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 LCY to CAE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (LCY > BOS > CAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $625
  • Average savings: $463 (42.56%)

See LCY to LGA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (LCY > LGA > CAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $666
  • Average savings: $423 (38.83%)

See LCY to BOS flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (LCY > MIA > CAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $733
  • Average savings: $355 (32.63%)

See LCY to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LCY to CAE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Columbia Metropolitan Airport to London City Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4070 miles or 6550 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LCY to CAE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LCY to CAE flight is about 8 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Columbia, SC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from LCY to CAE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LCY
Origination airport name London City Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude 0.1

Return Airport

Destination code CAE
Destination airport name Columbia Metropolitan Airport
City Columbia, SC
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -81.1


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