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Fares from $49 One Way, $97 Round Trip from Washington to Columbia

Prices starting at $97 for return flights and $49 for one-way flights to Columbia were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Columbia from Washington

Flights from Washington to Columbia - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Washington to Columbia?

Yes, you can fly from Washington, DC Airport (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) to Columbia, SC Airport (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan) with United Airlines, the only airline that offers nonstop services on this route.

What is the shortest flight from Washington to Columbia?

It can take as little as 1 hour and 25 minutes. If you strongly believe your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' instead of flying, you'll enjoy the flight from Washington to Columbia.

What airlines fly from Washington to Columbia most frequently?

If you're looking for the airline that offers the most flights from Washington to Columbia, United Airlines is the top pick. This quality airline operates 56 flights on this route each month.

Route Information for Flights from Washington to Columbia

Origin Airport IATA CodeWAS
Destination Airport IATA CodeCAE
Distance407 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival4:20PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival4:20PM UTC

Flights Review

Jan 21, 2020

Ground crew should have communicated with the airline prior to busing us out to the plane. We had to turn around and go back to the airport because they hadn't performed the maintenance check. Our flight wasn't the olny one.

Dec 22, 2019

Did not like paying for a bag because the overhead space was too small! Will not purchase with United if I have a choice

Nov 10, 2019

Expected on-time boarding. Safely de-iced the wings. Good communications between cockpit and passengers.

Aug 19, 2019

Very enjoyable flight

Jun 27, 2019

Don't fly often, but enjoyed this one

Nov 22, 2018

Thanks for an on-time, great flight.

Apr 27, 2018

Drinks service only and no WiFi.

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 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 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, 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 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, 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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.