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Flights to Columbia in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inNovemberHigh demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$431Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip from$346From Las Vegas McCarran to Columbia Metropolitan
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Columbia

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Columbia right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Columbia along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.

Entry requirements

All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane. Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form. Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.​​ Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

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Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.

If you are looking to book a trip to Columbia and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Cheapest Prices for Columbia flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Columbia found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$315
February
$295
March
$322
April
$330
May
$315
June
$330
July
$338
August
$335
September
$320
October
$330
November
$325
December
$318
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Columbia is currently February; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Columbia?

Average Columbia Metropolitan flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - CAE
Price
$295 - $403
CAE
Temperature
60.8 - 93.2 °F
CAE
Rainfall
2.68 - 5.43 inches
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, February is seen as the time to fly to Columbia, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. July sees the temperatures in Columbia peak to their warmest. July tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Columbia?

The best time to book flights to Columbia is 25 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Columbia?

The cheapest flights to Columbia are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Columbia?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Columbia trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

Whether you’re interested in American civil war history, connecting with nature peacefully among beautiful parks and greenways or looking for art and culture mixed with just the right amount of southern charm, Columbia, South Carolina is a delightful destination city in the heart of the United States Sunbelt region.   Columbia is one of the first planned cities in the United States, featuring broad avenues and picturesque settings amid the grand pre-Civil War houses of the American south.  Visit the plantation home that was purchased by one of its former slaves and now serves as a museum and reminder of a unique time in history.  Strolling through Columbia’s enchanting gardens and parks brings visitors to museums, art galleries and unique shops that are found throughout the city.  For outdoor adventure, Columbia has an abundance of rivers that are suitable for canoeing, kayaking and parasailing.  The 50,000 acre park, Fort Murray is a mere 15 minutes from downtown and a fantastic destination for hiking, fishing and water sports. For family fun, Riverbank Zoo and Botanical Center is considered to be one of the best American zoos and has both gorilla and koala exhibits as well as a wide variety of other animals to view.  Edventure, a children’s museum, is located next to the state museum and has hands-on exhibits to entertain the little ones.  Be sure to stop by the Melton Memorial Observatory on Monday nights for free viewing of the stars and planets.

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Best Time to Fly to Columbia

April marks the beginning of tourist season in Columbia and ushers in a variety of festivals and events with Jazz Appreciation, the Congaree Art Festival, Earth Fest and the Capital City Wing and Fling.  April and May bring the best weather of the year with warm temperatures and sunny skies – ideal for enjoying the city’s many parks.  June through September are hot months with greater than average precipitation.  Budget minded travelers should consider arriving in October, when hotel rates are lower, the weather is temperate and the city enjoys a month full of music and art festivals as well as hosting the South Carolina State Fair.

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Getting around Columbia

Columbia’s urban core is pedestrian-friendly and taxicabs can be found near the hotels and waterfront.  Although the city has a decent bus system, it is scheduled and routed to meet the needs of local citizens and tourist destinations are not well served.  Many tourists choose to rent a car, particularly if planning to visit the city’s surrounding parklands.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Columbia?

Booking a flight to Columbia Metropolitan (CAE) is your only option if you intend on flying to Columbia. It is only a 6.5 mi journey from Metropolitan to Columbia’s city center.

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