Flights from Washington DC to Columbia

Selected fares from Washington DC to Columbia

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
WAS CAE Wed, Aug 5 - Mon, Aug 10 $176
WAS CAE Fri, May 29 - Mon, Jun 1 $207
WAS CAE Fri, May 29 - Mon, Jun 1 $207
WAS CAE Thu, Jun 25 - Sun, Jun 28 $259

Washington DC and Columbia airports and terminals

Airports in Washington DC DC, US

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    Reagan National Airport (DCA)

    Distance from City Center: 3 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from DCA to CAE

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal C American Airlines, US Airways
  • 2

    Dulles Airport (IAD)

    Distance from City Center: 22.3 miles

    Carriers for flights from IAD to CAE

    Carriers
    United Airlines
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Airports in Columbia SC, US

map of airports in Columbia
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    Metropolitan Airport (CAE)

    Distance from City Center: 6.7 miles

    Carriers for flights from WAS to CAE

    Carriers
    American Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Washington DC to Columbia

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jun 20 Washington DC (DCA) Columbia (CAE) US Airways $234
Earn $2.34
Return Sun, Jun 21 Columbia (CAE) Washington DC (DCA) US Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Washington DC to Columbia

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jun 3 Washington DC (DCA) Columbia (CAE) US Airways $229
Earn $2.29
Return Thu, Jun 4 Columbia (CAE) Washington DC (DCA) US Airways
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from Washington DC to Columbia

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jul 23 Washington DC (DCA) Columbia (CAE) US Airways $227
Earn $2.27
Return Sun, Jul 26 Columbia (CAE) Washington DC (DCA) US Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Washington DC to Columbia

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jul 23 Washington DC (DCA) Columbia (CAE) US Airways $227
Earn $2.27
Return Sun, Jul 26 Columbia (CAE) Washington DC (DCA) US Airways
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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from Washington DC to Columbia

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 13 Washington DC (DCA) Columbia (CAE) Delta Air Lines $248
Earn $2.48
Return Sun, Aug 16 Columbia (CAE) Washington DC (DCA) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Washington DC to Columbia

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Aug 5 Washington DC (IAD) Columbia (CAE) Delta Air Lines $176
Earn $1.76
Return Mon, Aug 10 Columbia (CAE) Washington DC (IAD) Delta Air Lines
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Find Cheap Flights from Washington DC to Columbia

The Best DC Airports

Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.

Long-Term Parking Options

The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.

Public Transportation Choices

The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.

Places to Eat

Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.

Airports in Columbia

Columbia Metropolitan Airport in West Columbia, South Carolina, services more than 1.2 million passengers annually. One of the best ways to find cheap flights to Columbia is to check Orbitz.com, which searches hundreds of flights to ensure you get the best deal. Located approximately 10 miles from downtown Columbia, this airport is serviced by Delta, American Eagle, US Airways and United.

Transportation From the Airport

When your flight lands at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, you can take a taxi to the hotel of your choice. If you want to rent a car to make traveling around the city easier during your stay, you can check for package deals that include low-cost flights to Columbia, hotel rooms and rental cars on Orbitz.com. Many of the larger hotels near the airport offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

Weather in Columbia

Daytime temperatures in Columbia are fairly mild during the winter months, with highs in the 50s. During the summer, the weather is hot with highs in the 80s to 90s. Nighttime lows rarely dip lower than the upper 30s during the winter and the 60s during the summer. If you are traveling during the summer months, bring an umbrella or rain coat, as pop-up showers are possible.

Colombia's Major Attractions

Once you book cheap flights to Columbia on Orbitz.com, you will have to decide what to do. You can go to the award-winning Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. You may also want to visit the State Museum or find sales on tickets to a production at one of the many theatres in the area.

Interesting facts about flights from Washington DC to Columbia

    • 5 direct flights are operating from Washington DC to Columbia today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 1h 30m.
    • United Airlines flight 3426 (12:38 PM GMT, Embraer RJ145) is today's earliest available flight from Washington DC to Columbia.
    • United Airlines flight 3803 (10:05 PM GMT, Canadair Regional Jet 700) is today's latest available flight from Washington DC to Columbia.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Washington DC to Columbia (United Airlines flight 3803, Canadair Regional Jet 700) takes 1h 24m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Washington DC to Columbia (American Airlines flight 3935, Canadair Regional Jet) takes 1h 36m.
    • Flights from Dulles Airport (IAD), Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Metropolitan Airport (CAE) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Washington DC to Columbia on Mon, May 4, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/American Airlines AA1904/AA4778 DCA 5:40 AM CAE 8:31 AM 319/DH3 2hr 51min
American Airlines/US Airways AA1904/US4778 DCA 5:40 AM CAE 8:31 AM 319/DH8 2hr 51min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA5624/AA4778 IAD 5:20 AM CAE 8:31 AM CR9/DH3 3hr 11min
American Airlines/US Airways AA5624/US4778 IAD 5:20 AM CAE 8:31 AM CR9/DH8 3hr 11min
US Airways/American Airlines US1904/AA4778 DCA 5:40 AM CAE 8:31 AM 319/DH3 2hr 51min
US Airways/US Airways US1904/US4778 DCA 5:40 AM CAE 8:31 AM 319/DH8 2hr 51min
US Airways/American Airlines US5624/AA4778 IAD 5:20 AM CAE 8:31 AM CR9/DH3 3hr 11min
US Airways/US Airways US5624/US4778 IAD 5:20 AM CAE 8:31 AM CR9/DH8 3hr 11min
American Airlines AA3853 DCA 8:34 AM CAE 10:21 AM CRJ 1hr 47min
US Airways US3853 DCA 8:34 AM CAE 10:21 AM CRJ 1hr 47min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA1904/AA3774 DCA 5:40 AM CAE 10:32 AM 319/CRJ 4hr 52min
American Airlines/US Airways AA1904/US3774 DCA 5:40 AM CAE 10:32 AM 319/CRJ 4hr 52min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA1830/AA3774 DCA 6:59 AM CAE 10:32 AM 320/CRJ 3hr 33min