Cheap flights from Columbia to Chicago (CAE - CHI)

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The best prices from Columbia Metropolitan to Chicago are usually found in June or August, booked 31 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Sunday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Columbia (CAE) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best CAE to CHI flight in 2021: compare Columbia to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
CAE - CHI
Price
$244 - $432
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$244

From Columbia Metropolitan to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$184

One-way flight from Columbia Metropolitan to Chicago (CHI)

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 Columbia to Chicago?

Flights from Columbia to Chicago lean towards being more expensive in January. Prices are generally better when you fly from Columbia to Chicago in June, with the cheapest ticket starting at $176.

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

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Chicago. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Columbia to Chicago, book at least 29 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 35% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $415 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $529.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Columbia to Chicago (CAE - CHI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Columbia to Chicago at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 16% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Columbia to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CAE to CHI flights for October, November
11 Nov - 14 Nov
$234pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$240pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$249pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan

Columbia Metropolitan to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Columbia found for this year
11 Nov - 14 Nov
$234pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$240pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$249pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Columbia

Save time with Columbia to Chicago direct flight deals
20 Jan - 2 Feb
$249pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
16 Dec - 19 Dec
$259pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
11 Nov - 14 Nov
$289pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan

Last minute flights from Columbia to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Columbia, departing today and this week
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$240pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$251pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$260pp
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan

One-way flights to Chicago from Columbia

The cheapest one-way flights from Columbia to Chicago
9:37 am - 1:18 pm
Major Airline
1 Stop
4h 41m
CAE - ORD
Major Airline
$184
StudentUniverse
5:06 pm - 1:31 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
9h 25m
CAE - ORD
American Airlines
12:38 pm - 2:05 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 27m
CAE - ORD
United Airlines
$409
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Columbia to Chicago

What airport do you fly from for flights from Columbia to Chicago?

Columbia Metropolitan (CAE), located 6.5 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Columbia to Chicago. 4 airlines have flights from Metropolitan to Chicago on a regular basis. Booking flights from Columbia Metropolitan to Chicago should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 2 outbound flights to Chicago per day.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Columbia Metropolitan to Chicago that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Columbia to Chicago for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Columbia to Chicago for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $234, but on average you can expect to pay $269.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Columbia to Chicago under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Columbia to Chicago is less than $388.

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

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

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

Our cheapest airline available from Columbia to Chicago is United Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $249 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are American Airlines and Delta, starting at $264 and $267 round-trip. United Airlines is currently priced 27% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with American Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $162. United Airlines flights start at $165 while deals on Delta start at $174 one-way.

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Columbia to Chicago.

What are the cheapest flights from Columbia to Chicago?

On average you can expect to pay $319 for a flight from Columbia to Chicago. The cheapest flight overall is $170 while the most popular route, (Columbia Metropolitan - Chicago O'Hare Intl) is currently priced at $249.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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 Chicago.

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

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

Returning to Columbia Metropolitan from Chicago

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

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

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Alternative routes for Columbia to Chicago

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

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Columbia to Chicago.
Flight duration from CAE to Chicago
2h 20m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Columbia

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Columbia Metropolitan to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Columbia to Chicago 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
American Airlines
$128 $346 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$130 $414 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$328 $403 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Columbia to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Columbia towards Chicago.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 50% of CAE to CHI departures
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Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Columbia to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Columbia to Chicago.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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