The cheapest times to fly from ONT to CAE are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 ONT to CAE is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1688 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $314 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Columbia

Flying from Ontario, CA (ONT) to Columbia, SC (CAE) will usually cost between $322 to $692 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $339. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $716. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $377 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $436 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ONT to CAE flight.

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

ONT to CAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ONT to CAE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Ontario. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $189 (34%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $364. Return trip prices are from the CAE to ONT 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 ONT to CAE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 43 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 ONT to CAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 19.95% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ONT to CLT flights

Destination alternative #2: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 3.90% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ONT to AGS flights

Destination alternative #3: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 3.33% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ONT to GSP flights

Destination alternative #4: Charleston AFB/International Airport (CHS) in Charleston, SC

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 0.34% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ONT to CHS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Ontario International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2078 miles or 3344 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ONT to CAE flight is about 4 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Ontario, CA and Columbia, SC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from ONT to CAE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ONT
Origination airport name Ontario International Airport
City Ontario, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 34.1
Longitude -117.6

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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