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The cheapest times to fly from SFO to CAE are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 18th

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 SFO to CAE is early December. Prices can be as high as $1060 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $355 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Columbia

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Columbia, SC (CAE) will usually cost between $358 to $669 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 $380. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $597. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $217 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $405 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to CAE flight.

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

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SFO to CAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to CAE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below 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 $133 (25%) 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 $391. Return trip prices are from the CAE to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO 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 5 hour 8 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 SFO to CAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 7.65% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to AGS flights

Destination alternative #2: Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport (FAY) in Fayetteville, NC

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 5.93% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to FAY flights

Destination alternative #3: Charleston AFB/International Airport (CHS) in Charleston, SC

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 5.43% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to CHS flights

Destination alternative #4: Hilton Head Airport (HHH) in Hilton Head, SC

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 3.70% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to HHH flights

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

  • 82 miles (132 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 0.99% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to FLO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFO 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 Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2308 miles or 3714 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to CAE flight is about 5 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Columbia, SC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 88 available flights from SFO to CAE.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

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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