The cheapest times to fly from SAN to CAE are
- January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
- May 28th to June 10th
- July 2nd to July 22nd
- August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
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 SAN to CAE is early December. Prices can be as high as $792 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $311 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Columbia
Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Columbia, SC (CAE) will usually cost between $343 to $626 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 $356. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $584. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $228 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $397 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to CAE flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SAN to CAE route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SAN to CAE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CAE, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAN. 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 $145 (28%) 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 $363. Return trip prices are from the CAE to SAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SAN 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 SAN to CAE while comparing.
- 121 miles (195 km) away from CAE
- Usually 0.63% less expensive than CAE
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SAN 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 San Diego International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2073 miles or 3336 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SAN to CAE?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to CAE flight is about 4 hour 43 minutes.
How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Columbia, SC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 94 available flights from SAN to CAE.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Diego International Airport|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Columbia Metropolitan Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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