Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to Columbia (WAS - CAE)

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The best prices from Washington, D.C. to Columbia Metropolitan are usually found in July or August, booked 34 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Sunday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Columbia (CAE)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to CAE flight in 2022: compare Washington, D.C. to Columbia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Columbia.
WAS - CAE
Price
$189 - $287
CAE
Temperature
44.6 - 82.4 °F
CAE
Rainfall
2.6 - 5.5 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Average price

$262

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$189

From Washington, D.C. (WAS) 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 day to fly round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Columbia?

Tuesday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. to Columbia?

To save up to 85% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 34 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Washington, D.C. to Columbia from $325 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $487 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington, D.C. to Columbia?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in November. For low rates, July can be a great choice for travel to Columbia. Flights to Columbia from Washington, D.C. in July are about $245 on average during July, but can be found for as low as $106.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington, D.C. to Columbia (WAS - CAE)?

It’s optimal to fly from Washington, D.C. to Columbia in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 13% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to Columbia in May, June 2022

The best prices found for WAS to CAE flights for May, June
22 Jun - 28 Jun
$188pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
9 Jun - 12 Jun
$188pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
22 Jun - 28 Jun
$195pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Washington, D.C. to Columbia 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbia from Washington, D.C. found for this year
9 Jun - 12 Jun
$188pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
22 Jun - 28 Jun
$188pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
22 Jun - 28 Jun
$195pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Non-stop flights to Columbia from Washington, D.C.

Save time with Washington, D.C. to Columbia direct flight deals
9 Jun - 12 Jun
$188pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
22 Jun - 28 Jun
$188pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
10 Jun - 14 Jun
$208pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Last minute flights from Washington, D.C. to Columbia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Columbia from Washington, D.C., departing today and this week
26 May - 28 Jun
$263pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
26 May - 28 Jun
$270pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
26 May - 28 Jun
$278pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

One-way flights to Metropolitan from Washington, D.C.

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington, D.C. to Columbia
4:29 pm - 8:46 pm
Delta
1 Stop
4h 17m
IAD - CAE
Delta
$213
Delta
8:35 am - 10:09 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 34m
IAD - CAE
United Airlines
$229
United
2:29 pm - 7:47 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 18m
BWI - CAE
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Washington, D.C.</span> to <span class="emphasized">Columbia</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Washington, D.C. to Columbia

What airport do you fly into for flights to Columbia from Washington, D.C.?

Columbia Metropolitan (CAE) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Washington, D.C. to Columbia. You should not have trouble finding flights to Metropolitan from Washington, D.C.; the airport handles an average of 5 inbound flights from Washington, D.C. per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 5 airlines have flights to the Columbia airport from Washington, D.C.. It is only a 6.5 mi journey from Metropolitan (CAE) to Columbia’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to Columbia Metropolitan have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Washington, D.C. to Columbia for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington, D.C. to Columbia for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $188, but on average you can expect to pay $220.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington, D.C. to Columbia for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington, D.C. to Columbia under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington, D.C. to Columbia is less than $238.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington, D.C. to Columbia for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington, D.C. to Columbia within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to Columbia round-trip?

Currently priced at $188, United Airlines will fly you from Washington, D.C. to Columbia and back. In addition to United Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and Delta - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $188 and $206, respectively. United Airlines is 23% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington, D.C. to Columbia one-way?

$143 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Delta. You may also be able to find cheap deals on American Airlines and United Airlines, with prices starting from $153 and $194, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Washington, D.C. to Columbia?

When booking a flight from Washington, D.C. to Columbia, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from Washington, D.C. to Columbia?

Most travelers choose Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - Columbia Metropolitan, Baltimore/Washington - Columbia Metropolitan or Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl - Columbia Metropolitan when deciding on the best route from Washington, D.C. to Columbia.

What are the cheapest flights from Washington, D.C. to Columbia?

The cheapest flight price from Washington, D.C. to Columbia is $185. On average you can expect to pay $283. The most popular route, (Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - Columbia Metropolitan), can usually be booked for $221.

What are the most reliable airlines from Washington, D.C. to Columbia?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Washington, D.C. to Columbia consider choosing CommutAir (75%), United Airlines (74%) or Air Wisconsin (74%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Columbia, SC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Columbia from Washington, D.C.?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Columbia Metropolitan.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. are not required to quarantine after entering Columbia Metropolitan.

Do I need a test to fly back to Washington, D.C. from Columbia?

Returning to Washington, D.C. from Columbia Metropolitan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Columbia Metropolitan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Washington, D.C..

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Columbia Metropolitan are not required to quarantine after entering Washington, D.C..

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Destination information for Columbia

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington, D.C. to Columbia.
Flight duration from Washington, D.C. to CAE
1h 32m
Average temperature for May in Columbia
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Columbia
3.0 ″

Airports servicing Washington, D.C.

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing Columbia

Hourly flight availability from Washington, D.C. to Columbia

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington, D.C. towards Columbia.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 51% of WAS to CAE departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 33% of WAS to CAE departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 15% of WAS to CAE departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of WAS to CAE departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington, D.C. to Columbia
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington, D.C. to Columbia.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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