The cheapest times to fly from SAT to DAL are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • 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 SAT to DAL is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1645 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $384 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Dallas

Flying from San Antonio, TX (SAT) to Dallas, TX (DAL) will usually cost between $412 to $928 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $424. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1070. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $646 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $626 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAT to DAL flight.

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

SAT to DAL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAT to DAL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Antonio. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.57, 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 $135 (19%) 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 $590. Return trip prices are from the DAL to SAT 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 SAT to DAL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 26 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 SAT to DAL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from DAL
  • Usually 61.50% less expensive than DAL
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAT to DFW flights

Destination alternative #2: East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) in Longview, TX

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from DAL
  • Usually 53.04% less expensive than DAL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to GGG flights

Destination alternative #3: Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport (LAW) in Lawton/Fort Sill, OK

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from DAL
  • Usually 53.04% less expensive than DAL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to LAW flights

Destination alternative #4: Robert Gray AAF Airport (GRK) in Killeen, TX

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from DAL
  • Usually 22.36% less expensive than DAL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to GRK flights


Flight Hacking SAT to DAL

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 SAT to DAL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SAT > LAX > DAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $514
  • Average savings: $113 (17.97%)

See SAT to LAX flights

Hack #2: Atlanta, GA (SAT > ATL > DAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $538
  • Average savings: $88 (14.06%)

See SAT to ATL flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (SAT > SJC > DAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $542
  • Average savings: $85 (13.5%)

See SAT to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAT to DAL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dallas Love Field Airport to San Antonio International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 248 miles or 399 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAT to DAL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAT to DAL flight is about 1 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between San Antonio, TX and Dallas, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from SAT to DAL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAT
Origination airport name San Antonio International Airport
City San Antonio, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.5
Longitude -98.5

Return Airport

Destination code DAL
Destination airport name Dallas Love Field Airport
City Dallas, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.8
Longitude -96.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SAT to DAL tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 25% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DAL heading for SAT about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dallas, TX is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 6 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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