Cheap Flights To Columbia (CAE)

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Cheap Flights to Columbia from $102 One Way, $188 Round Trip

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Columbia CAE Flight Information

Traveling To Columbia
Destination Airport IATA Code CAE
Number of Airlines Serving 1
Airlines American Airlines, Delta, United
Flight Price $188
Earliest Departing Flight AA 5026 9:51AM EST
Latest Departing Flight AA 5664 Dec 15 11:56PM EST

Flights to Columbia

Visitors regularly travel to Columbia to experience southern hospitality and explore a city almost as old as the United States itself. The city features a number of historic buildings and sites stretching back to 1796 and welcomes those looking to visit the University of South Carolina. can help you book flights to Columbia and craft an itinerary to meet the needs of yourself or your group.

Getting Around

Air travel into Columbia arrives at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, located at 3000 Aviation Way. The airport is approximately 7.5 miles from the city's center. Travel to and from the airport is primarily done by rental car or taxi, though a bus service does exist and caters mainly to the locals. Rental car rates begin at around $24 plus tax and fees, and a taxi ride to or from the airport costs approximately $22. The trip by car or taxi takes approximately 17 minutes each way. The bus service can take up to twice that long, but it only costs $1.50. The bus is only available on weekdays, with departures at 7:39 a.m. and 4:59 p.m. The bus leaves from the Midland Tech bus stop near the airport.

Attractions, Activities and Weather in Columbia

Visitors often come to see sights like the Seibels House, which was constructed around 1796, and visit the University of South Carolina, where the USC Gamecocks regularly host major sporting events. The city has a humid subtropical climate with summer highs reaching 92 degrees Fahrenheit on average and winter lows around 33 degrees. The city rarely drops below freezing temperatures. The spring and fall have a more temperate weather, with highs of 68 degrees and lows of 42 degrees being commonplace.

Your Trip to Columbia

This beautiful southern gem has much to offer visitors. Civil War buffs and those interested in colonial America can visit its many museums and historic locations. Parents, students and sports fans come to watch UFC matches from locations throughout the world. can help you with booking international and domestic flights to Columbia, as well as with finding discounts on hotels and rental cars.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Columbia?
Before you book your trip, have a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page contains everything you need to know about current travel advice, quarantine policies and other helpful info for your flight to Columbia.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Most airlines will make an allowance for changes due to COVID-19. If you want to be sure, read your preferred carrier’s terms and conditions prior to booking. You can also check out our Customer Service Portal for more information.
Which airlines fly to Columbia?
With 20 airlines jetting in and out of Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), you’ll be escaping to this unique destination in no time. Ticket costs will depend on the location you’re coming from and when you’re heading off. You’re sure to snap up a fabulous deal to Columbia among these leading domestic carriers:

  • American Airlines - 129 flights to Columbia per month
  • Delta - 92 flights to Columbia per month
  • United Airlines - 70 flights to Columbia per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Columbia?
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE). It’s the city’s main terminal and is located roughly 7 miles southwest of the center. You’ll be dropping off your bags and discovering the best of Columbia not long after touching down.
How much is a flight to Columbia?
This past week, prices hovered between $188 and $320 for a return flight to Columbia. One-way flights departing from Orlando (MCO) dropped down to $102 during the same time period.
How to book the cheapest flight to Columbia?
With some of the most competitive flight deals around, you’ll get more for your money with Orbitz. The following useful tips will help you snap up cheap flights to Columbia — and leave you with cash to spare:

  • Consider taking off from or landing at nearby airports for a better deal. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports in the form fields, then choose the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list your options, if any.
  • If your travel plans aren’t set in concrete, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option to browse flight deals for multiple departure dates. If you find a better fare, book it.
  • To filter your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on seating class, airlines, nonstop flights and refundable flights. You can also choose your preferred flight times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • Reserve your seat as soon as you’ve figured out your travel dates. While it does happen from time to time, airline tickets rarely drop in price as your departure date gets closer.
  • Save loads on your trip by bundling your flights, hotels and car rentals into one convenient package deal. Your wallet will thank you.
  • Don’t fly during peak seasons if possible. By avoiding summer and school vacations, you can save a significant amount on your airfare.

How long is a flight to Columbia?
Of course, flight times differ depending on where you’re jetting in from. But to give you a clearer idea of the average duration, check out these top routes to Columbia:

  • Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) to Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) - 59 minutes
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT-Charlotte-Douglas Intl.) to Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) - 58 minutes
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) - 2 hours and 5 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Columbia?
Land a bargain and book your seats to Columbia in January. If you’ve missed this month, don’t stress. February and August often have low airfares available, too. Make sure you don’t sleep on a sale though — cheap flights appear and vanish in a flash!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Columbia?
Make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Typically, these are the cheapest days of the week to purchase seats to Columbia. The vacation of your dreams starts with an incredible flight deal!
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Columbia?
You can score cheap flights to Columbia by taking off on a Monday, according to Orbitz data from 2020. Tuesday is also more affordable, while Saturday has the most expensive airfares. Whether you prefer to stretch your travel budget or take off on whichever day is convenient, you’ll always find a good deal with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Columbia?
Get set to jet for less in August. This is generally the best month to get on a plane if you’re looking for cheap flights to Columbia, Orbitz data shows. The costliest time to take off is June, so avoid this month if you’re watching your pennies.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
If you think your travel plans may change, Orbitz can help you find a flexible fare. All you have to do is choose “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your flights. We’ll show you all the airlines that offer free cancellation and no change fees — in addition to irresistibly low prices.
What do I need for the flight to Columbia?
The key to a hassle-free flight is to prepare well. Here are some handy tips to help you get ready for take off:

  • Before you step on board the plane, you’ll need to show some form of government-issued ID, such as a passport. You’ll also need your ticket. If you’re traveling with kids, check with your airline about which documents they require — if any.
  • Take some activities to keep you entertained on your trip to Columbia. Books and electronic devices like laptops and e-readers are ideal. Be sure to take a refillable water bottle with you too. Even on a short flight, it’s important to keep well-hydrated.
  • Even if you’re traveling when it’s 100 degrees outside, carry a hoodie or sweater on board with you. Cabins can get quite chilly!

How many direct flights are there to Columbia?
Every month, there are 58 flights that travel straight to Columbia. Airlines that fly nonstop to this location include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Columbia?
If you think a business or first-class ticket is beyond your grasp, think again. Here are a few practical tips to help you find a premium flight to Columbia for a whole lot less:

  • Flexibility isn’t just for the gym. Have some room to move around your travel dates so you can snap up more affordable airfares when a sale comes along.
  • Search for a budget airline that offers business-class seats. They usually come with extra space and a glass of Champagne — and a nicer price.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions or upgrade through your frequent flyer program.

How to get into Columbia from the airport?
A Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) car rental is a great way of getting from CAE airport to downtown Columbia. Score a ride from one of the leading rental branches on-site, such as Thrifty Car Rental, National Car Rental or Hertz and then head northeast. You’ll need to drive around 7 miles to get to the city center. Columbia car rentals is another popular option located downtown if you’d rather not drive right after you get off the plane.
What is the best time to go to Columbia?
If you want to soak up the unique vibe of Columbia in peak season, are the best months to visit. June 20 heralds the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and is an awesome time to travel if you delight in being outside. Around this time of year, average daily temperatures normally range from 70undefined to 90undefined.

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