Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Columbia (PHL - CAE)

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The best prices from Philadelphia to Columbia Metropolitan are usually found in September or October, booked 39 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Philadelphia (PHL) to Columbia (CAE)

All the information you need to plan the best PHL to CAE flight in 2022: compare Philadelphia to Columbia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Columbia.
PHL - CAE
Price
$305 - $445
CAE
Temperature
44.6 - 82.4 °F
CAE
Rainfall
2.6 - 5.5 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop

Average price

$309

Average for round-trip flights in August 2022

Round-trip from

$305

From Philadelphia to Columbia Metropolitan

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Philadelphia to Columbia?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Columbia from Philadelphia average $377. You can even find prices in September for less than $377, as users have found deals to Columbia from as low as $294. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Columbia from Philadelphia. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 18%.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Philadelphia to Columbia?

Sunday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Philadelphia to Columbia. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Columbia.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Philadelphia to Columbia?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 40 days in advance to save up to 68% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 40 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Philadelphia to Columbia 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $502, or $659 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Philadelphia to Columbia (PHL - CAE)?

It’s optimal to fly from Philadelphia to Columbia in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 32% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Columbia in August, September 2022

The best prices found for PHL to CAE flights for August, September
24 Sep - 22 Oct
$358pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
24 Sep - 21 Oct
$373pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
24 Sep - 22 Oct
$377pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Philadelphia to Columbia 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbia from Philadelphia found for this year
1 Oct - 3 Oct
$336pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
1 Oct - 3 Oct
$348pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
24 Sep - 22 Oct
$358pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Cheap United Airlines flights from Philadelphia to Columbia

1 Oct - 3 Oct
$336pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
1 Oct - 3 Oct
$348pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
24 Sep - 22 Oct
$358pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Cheap American Airlines flights from Philadelphia to Columbia

31 Aug - 3 Sep
$400pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
31 Aug - 3 Sep
$407pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
31 Aug - 3 Sep
$415pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Non-stop flights to Columbia from Philadelphia

Save time with Philadelphia to Columbia direct flight deals
31 Aug - 3 Sep
$400pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$430pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
17 Dec - 14 Jan
$435pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia

Last minute flights from Philadelphia to Columbia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Columbia from Philadelphia, departing today and this week
18 Aug - 20 Aug
$472pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
18 Aug - 20 Aug
$514pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
19 Aug - 20 Aug
$524pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

One-way flights to Metropolitan from Philadelphia

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia to Columbia
3:00 am - 9:23 am
Delta
1 Stop
6h 23m
PHL - CAE
Delta
$559
Delta
11:31 am - 7:53 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
8h 22m
PHL - CAE
American Airlines
4:13 am - 10:14 am
United Airlines
3 Stops
30h 01m
PHL - CAE
United Airlines
$1,093
United

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Flight FAQs

From Philadelphia to Columbia

What airports do I use to fly from Philadelphia to Columbia?

To fly from Philadelphia to Columbia, you need to book a flight from Philadelphia (PHL) to Metropolitan (CAE). Nonstop flights to Columbia Metropolitan from Philadelphia take 1h 57m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there is 1 outbound flight from Philadelphia to Metropolitan offered by 5 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Philadelphia to Columbia Metropolitan have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, Delta, and Juneyao Airlines flying from Philadelphia to Columbia Metropolitan have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Philadelphia to Columbia for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Philadelphia to Columbia for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $336, but on average you can expect to pay $392.

Are there nonstop flights from Philadelphia to Columbia for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Philadelphia to Columbia under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Philadelphia to Columbia is less than $481.

Are there last-minute flights available from Philadelphia to Columbia for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Philadelphia to Columbia within the next 7 days for less than $500.

How popular is this Philadelphia to Columbia flight route?

The Philadelphia to Columbia Metropolitan flight path was viewed by 12 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Philadelphia to Columbia round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Philadelphia to Columbia round-trip from $336. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is American Airlines. Users have found that United Airlines is 10% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Philadelphia to Columbia one-way?

$168 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from United Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on American Airlines and Delta, with prices starting from $281 and $429, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Philadelphia to Columbia?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $76. While the most popular route (Philadelphia - Columbia Metropolitan) can be booked for $430 on average our data indicates $658 when flying from Philadelphia to Columbia.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Philadelphia to Columbia?

Before booking your flight from Philadelphia to Columbia check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Delta or Juneyao Airlines.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Columbia, SC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Columbia from Philadelphia?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Columbia Metropolitan within the United States

Most visitors from Philadelphia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Columbia Metropolitan.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Philadelphia are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Columbia Metropolitan.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Philadelphia are not required to quarantine after entering Columbia Metropolitan.

Do I need a test to fly back to Philadelphia from Columbia?

Returning to Philadelphia from Columbia Metropolitan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Columbia Metropolitan are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Philadelphia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Columbia Metropolitan are not required to quarantine after entering Philadelphia.

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Alternative routes for Philadelphia to Columbia

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 3 airlines flying from Philadelphia to Columbia Metropolitan

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Philadelphia to Columbia choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$14 $22 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Delta
$242 $379 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$245 $431 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Philadelphia to Columbia

See what time of day planes typically take off from Philadelphia towards Columbia.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 77% of PHL to CAE departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 22% of PHL to CAE departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of PHL to CAE departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of PHL to CAE departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Philadelphia to Columbia
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Philadelphia to Columbia.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight