The cheapest times to fly from SAF to GTR are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 SAF to GTR is late January. Prices can be as high as $1654 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $1078 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Columbus

Flying from Santa Fe, NM (SAF) to Columbus, MS (GTR) will usually cost between $1098 to $1372 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1103. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $1335. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $232 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1144 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAF to GTR flight.

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

SAF to GTR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAF to GTR flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Santa Fe. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.71, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $208 (15%) 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 $1120. Return trip prices are from the GTR to SAF 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 SAF to GTR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 48 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 SAF to GTR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Memphis International Airport (MEM) in Memphis, TN

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from GTR
  • Usually 66.78% less expensive than GTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAF to MEM flights

Destination alternative #2: Huntsville International-Carl T Jones Field Airport (HSV) in Huntsville, AL

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from GTR
  • Usually 66.65% less expensive than GTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAF to HSV flights

Destination alternative #3: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from GTR
  • Usually 62.63% less expensive than GTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAF to BHM flights


Flight Hacking SAF to GTR

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 SAF to GTR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Antonio, TX (SAF > SAT > GTR)

  • Price for both tickets: $627
  • Average savings: $517 (45.19%)

See SAF to SAT flights

Hack #2: Atlanta, GA (SAF > ATL > GTR)

  • Price for both tickets: $634
  • Average savings: $510 (44.58%)

See SAF to ATL flights

Hack #3: Austin, TX (SAF > AUS > GTR)

  • Price for both tickets: $655
  • Average savings: $489 (42.74%)

See SAF to AUS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAF to GTR? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Golden Triangle Regional Airport to Santa Fe Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1006 miles or 1619 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAF to GTR?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAF to GTR flight is about 2 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Fe, NM and Columbus, MS?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from SAF to GTR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAF
Origination airport name Santa Fe Municipal Airport
City Santa Fe, NM
Country the United States
Latitude 35.6
Longitude -106.1

Return Airport

Destination code GTR
Destination airport name Golden Triangle Regional Airport
City Columbus, MS
Country the United States
Latitude 33.4
Longitude -88.6


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