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Cheap flights from Columbus to Chicago (C01 - CHI)

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 Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Columbus to Chicago

All the information you need to plan the best C01 to CHI flight in 2022: compare Columbus to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

C01 - CHI

Price

$167 - $227

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Precipitation

1.7 - 4.9 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 (CHI)

One-way from

$79

One-way flight from Columbus to Chicago (CHI)

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

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 7% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 57 days in advance to save up to 72% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 57 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Columbus to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $287, or $406 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in March. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Columbus in August are about $210 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $96.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Columbus to Chicago (C01 - CHI)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 8% on flights from Columbus to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap flights from Columbus to Chicago in January, February 2022

The best prices found for Columbus to CHI flights for January, February
Feb 1 - Feb 2
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

21h 15m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

22h 30m
$94

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 27 - Feb 1
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 20m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

14h 51m
$97

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Feb 4 - Feb 7
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

13h 00m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

25h 42m
$102

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Columbus to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Columbus found for this year
Feb 1 - Feb 2
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

21h 15m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

22h 30m
$94

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 27 - Feb 1
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 20m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

14h 51m
$97

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Feb 4 - Feb 7
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

13h 00m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

25h 42m
$102

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Columbus

Save time with Columbus to Chicago direct flight deals
Feb 9 - Feb 9
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 26m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

Nonstop

1h 24m
$152

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/19/22

Mar 2 - Mar 12
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 28m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

Nonstop

1h 15m
$157

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/19/22

Feb 9 - Feb 22
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 33m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

Nonstop

1h 20m
$158

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Last minute flights from Columbus to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Columbus, departing today and this week
Jan 25 - Jan 26
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

21h 15m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

26h 07m
$94

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 27 - Feb 1
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 20m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

14h 51m
$97

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Jan 28 - Jan 31
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 20m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

26h 07m
$105

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

One-way flights to Chicago All airports from Columbus

The cheapest one-way flights from Columbus to Chicago
Feb 8
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

21h 15m
$41

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 4
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

13h 00m
$49

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 8
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

27h 38m
$53

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Related info for your journey

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

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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Columbus to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $94, but on average you can expect to pay $122.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Columbus to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Columbus to Chicago is less than $210.

Are there last-minute flights available from Columbus to Chicago for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Columbus to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Columbus to Chicago?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Tuesday, Friday.

How many flights depart from Columbus to Chicago on average per day?

On average 5 flights depart from Columbus to Chicago per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 80% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 20% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Columbus to Chicago?

Spirit Airlines and American Airlines can get you from Columbus to Chicago in just under 4h 16m. Your travel time can differ by up to 16h 59m. The distance between Columbus and Chicago is about 297 mi. 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 ($94), and American Airlines ($141) offers the cheapest pricing from Columbus to Chicago. Spirit Airlines is priced at 55% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Columbus to Chicago are Spirit Airlines ($41), American Airlines ($79), and United Airlines ($80).

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Delta are the most popular airlines when flying from Columbus to Chicago.

What are the most reliable airlines from Columbus to Chicago?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Columbus to Chicago on time: GoJet (100%), Cathay Pacific (100%), Iberia (93%).

What are the cheapest flights from Columbus to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Columbus to Chicago? While on average our users pay $184, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $48. The most popular route (Columbus - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $94.

Can I fly to Chicago from Columbus right now?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Columbus must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

Can I fly back to Columbus from Chicago?

Returning to Columbus from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Columbus.

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

Alternative routes for Columbus to Chicago

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

Top 5 airlines flying 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$97
Average$237
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$98
Average$274
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$100
Average$255
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
Cheapest$135
Average$260
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time65%
COVID-19 safety
Linear Air Taxi
Cheapest$2,351
Average$4,526
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Columbus to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Columbus to Chicago
11%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
49%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
40%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Columbus to Chicago

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Columbus to Chicago
Sunday27daily flights
Monday27daily flights
Tuesday26daily flights
Wednesday29daily flights
Thursday37daily flights
Friday36daily flights
Saturday9daily flights