The cheapest times to fly from LEX to CLT are

  • May 14th to November 11th (except the weeks of June 25th, July 23rd, and July 30th)
  • December 3rd to April 22nd (except the weeks of December 24th and March 26th)

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 LEX to CLT is early October. Prices can be as high as $951 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $305 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Charlotte

Flying from Lexington, KY (LEX) to Charlotte, NC (CLT) will usually cost between $318 to $343 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $316. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $529. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $212 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $327 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEX to CLT flight.

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

LEX to CLT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEX to CLT flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Lexington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.72, which is above 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 $26 (8%) 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 $318. Return trip prices are from the CLT to LEX 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 LEX to CLT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 29 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 LEX to CLT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 26.03% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to GSP flights

Destination alternative #2: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Asheville, NC

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 19.75% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to AVL flights

Destination alternative #3: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 23.74% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to AGS flights

Destination alternative #4: Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in Columbia, SC

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 15.77% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to CAE flights

Destination alternative #5: Florence Regional Airport (FLO) in Florence, SC

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 13.32% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to FLO flights

Destination alternative #6: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro/High Point, NC

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 12.71% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to GSO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LEX to CLT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Blue Grass Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 281 miles or 452 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LEX to CLT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LEX to CLT flight is about 1 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Lexington, KY and Charlotte, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from LEX to CLT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LEX
Origination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6

Return Airport

Destination code CLT
Destination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LEX to CLT tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 18% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CLT heading for LEX about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Charlotte, NC is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • PSA: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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