Cheap flights from Washington to Columbia (WAS - CAE)

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

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington (WAS) to Columbia (CAE)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to CAE flight in 2021: compare Washington 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
Precipitation
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

Round-trip from

€189

From Washington All airports (WAS) to Columbia Metropolitan

One-way from

$164

One-way flight from Washington All airports (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 to Columbia?

Monday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Washington 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 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 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 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 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 to Columbia (WAS - CAE)?

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

Cheap flights from Washington to Columbia in September, October 2021

The best prices found for WAS to CAE flights for September, October
26 Oct - 28 Oct
$178pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
16 Oct - 18 Oct
$179pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
26 Oct - 28 Oct
$181pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to Columbia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbia from Washington found for this year
26 Oct - 28 Oct
$178pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
16 Oct - 18 Oct
$179pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
7 Dec - 11 Dec
$181pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to Columbia from Washington

Save time with Washington to Columbia direct flight deals
15 Oct - 17 Oct
$269pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
14 Oct - 18 Oct
$269pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
23 Nov - 27 Nov
$289pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Last minute flights from Washington to Columbia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Columbia from Washington, departing today and this week
30 Sep - 3 Oct
$233pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
30 Sep - 3 Oct
$253pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
30 Sep - 3 Oct
$254pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

One-way flights to Metropolitan from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Columbia
4:15 am - 5:07 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
12h 52m
IAD - CAE
United Airlines
$164
United
12:40 am - 4:29 am
Delta
1 Stop
3h 49m
IAD - CAE
Delta
$168
Delta
6:10 pm - 5:20 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
35h 10m
IAD - CAE
Multiple Airlines
$170
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Washington to Columbia

What airport do you fly into for flights to Columbia from Washington?

Columbia Metropolitan (CAE) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Washington to Columbia. You should not have trouble finding flights to Metropolitan from Washington; the airport handles an average of 5 inbound flights from Washington per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 4 airlines have flights to the Columbia airport from Washington. It is only a 6.5 mi journey from Metropolitan (CAE) to Columbia’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Washington 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.

Are flight prices decreasing from Washington to Columbia due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Washington and Columbia for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from Washington to Columbia for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Columbia for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $178, but on average you can expect to pay $205.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington to Columbia for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington to Columbia under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington to Columbia is less than $331.

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

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

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

Our cheapest airline available from Washington to Columbia is American Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $178 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Delta, starting at $181. Users have found that American Airlines is 27% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Washington to Columbia are American Airlines ($89), Delta ($91), and United Airlines ($159).

What are the most reliable airlines from Washington to Columbia?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Washington to Columbia consider choosing United Airlines (65%), Air Wisconsin (65%) or Brussels Airlines (59%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the most popular routes from Washington to Columbia?

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

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from Washington to Columbia?

The cheapest flight price from Washington to Columbia is $94. On average you can expect to pay $259. The most popular route, (Baltimore/Washington - Columbia Metropolitan), can usually be booked for $179.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Columbia, SC

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Columbia Metropolitan.

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

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

Returning to Washington from Columbia Metropolitan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Columbia Metropolitan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Washington.

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

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Destination information for Columbia

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to Columbia.
Flight duration from Washington to CAE
1h 34m
Average temperature for September in Columbia
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Columbia
4.0 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing Columbia

Top 3 airlines flying from Washington to Columbia Metropolitan

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington 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
United Airlines
$124 $297 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$191 $499 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$193 $350 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Washington to Columbia

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington towards Columbia.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 51% of WAS to CAE departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 31% of WAS to CAE departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 17% 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 to Columbia
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington to Columbia.
Sunday
6 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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