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The best prices from Columbus to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Columbus (CMH) to Chicago (CHI)

CMH - CHI
Price
$167 - $227
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$167

From Columbus to Chicago

One-way from

$79

One-way flight from Columbus to Chicago

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 Columbus to Chicago?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 7% on the overall cost on flights from Columbus to Chicago.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 48% by booking at least 20 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Columbus to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $213.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Columbus to Chicago?

Flights from Columbus to Chicago lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Columbus to Chicago in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $64.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Columbus to Chicago (CMH - CHI)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Columbus to Chicago in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 5% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Columbus to Chicago in December, January 2021

The best prices found for CMH to CHI flights for December, January
16 Dec - 12 Jan
$109pp
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
18 Dec - 20 Dec
$110pp
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
16 Dec - 12 Jan
$113pp
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus

Columbus to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Columbus found for this year
16 Dec - 12 Jan
$109pp
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
18 Dec - 20 Dec
$110pp
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
16 Dec - 12 Jan
$113pp
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Columbus

Save time with Columbus to Chicago direct flight deals
30 Dec - 4 Jan
$117pp
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$137pp
CMH
Columbus
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
21 Dec - 26 Dec
$142pp
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus

Last minute flights from Columbus to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Columbus, departing today and this week
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$116pp
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
8 Dec - 9 Dec
$138pp
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$149pp
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMH
Columbus

One-way flights to Chicago from Columbus

The cheapest one-way flights from Columbus to Chicago
6:19 am - 7:00 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 41m
CMH - ORD
American Airlines
2:20 am - 2:41 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 21m
CMH - ORD
United Airlines
$84
United
8:35 am - 3:14 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
19h 39m
CMH - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$88
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Columbus to Chicago flights.

Flight FAQs

From Columbus to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Columbus to Chicago 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 Columbus and Chicago 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Columbus to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Columbus to Chicago include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

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

Can I find flights from Columbus to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Columbus to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $104, but on average you can expect to pay $119.

Are there nonstop flights from Columbus to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 16 direct flights from Columbus to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Columbus to Chicago is less than $193.

Are there last-minute flights available from Columbus to Chicago for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Columbus to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $200.

Is Columbus weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 86 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Chicago is generally colder than in Columbus. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Columbus to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Columbus to Chicago in 1h 25m. Fly via American Airlines, United Airlines, or Delta to get the fastest option. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($109), United Airlines ($117), and American Airlines ($120) offers the cheapest pricing from Columbus to Chicago. You may be able to fly from Columbus to Chicago for 47% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $43. Users have also found prices from $62 and $63 on Spirit Airlines and American Airlines, respectively.

Alternative routes for Columbus to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Columbus to Chicago
Flight duration
1h 30m
Average temperature for December in Chicago
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Chicago
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Columbus

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 5 airlines from Columbus to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Columbus 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
$100 $252 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$97 $256 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$135 $260 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$98 $277 No cancel fee N/A
Linear Air Taxi
$2,351 $4,526 No cancel fee N/A

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

Hourly flight availability from Columbus to Chicago

Morning 6 AM to noon 57% of CMH to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 23% of CMH to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 17% of CMH to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 3% of CMH to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Columbus to Chicago
Sunday
14 daily flights
Monday
18 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
23 daily flights
Thursday
18 daily flights
Friday
19 daily flights
Saturday
17 daily flights
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