Cheap flights from Columbus to Chicago (CHI) from $53

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 9/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
CMH — CHI
Jun 17 — Jun 241

The best prices from Columbus to Chicago are usually found in February or April, booked 73 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Friday

Cheap flight deals from Columbus to Chicago

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Columbus (C01) to Chicago (CHI). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 12, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

February

Round-trip from

$222

One-way from

$117
High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
From Columbus to Chicago (CHI)
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 flying from Columbus to Chicago on a Sunday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 161% by booking at least 55 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 $430.

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

Flights from Columbus to Chicago lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Columbus to Chicago in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $153.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from CMH to CHI?

It’s optimal to fly from Columbus to Chicago in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 19% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap Columbus to Chicago flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Columbus to Chicago specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Prices were last updated on June 12, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Columbus to Chicago in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Thu 7/117:19 amCMH - ORD
1 stop11h 27mSpirit Airlines
Tue 7/169:33 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 22mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$178
Thu 7/118:51 amCMH - ORD
1 stop11h 57mSpirit Airlines
Sat 7/131:00 pmORD - CMH
1 stop7h 04mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$179
Mon 6/2411:37 amCMH - ORD
1 stop21h 47mSpirit Airlines
Tue 6/255:07 pmORD - CMH
2 stops16h 12mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$180
Sat 6/2911:10 amCMH - ORD
2 stops22h 14mSpirit Airlines
Mon 7/19:10 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 37mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$182
Tue 6/259:00 amCMH - ORD
2 stops32h 07mSpirit Airlines
Wed 6/268:02 pmORD - CMH
1 stop15h 35mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$183
Thu 7/1111:55 amCMH - ORD
2 stops10h 03mSpirit Airlines
Tue 7/169:33 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 22mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$186
Mon 6/2411:37 amCMH - ORD
1 stop21h 47mSpirit Airlines
Tue 6/259:10 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 37mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$187
Mon 6/2411:37 amCMH - ORD
1 stop21h 47mSpirit Airlines
Tue 6/259:37 pmORD - CMH
3 stops26h 18mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$188
Tue 7/169:44 amCMH - ORD
1 stop15h 42mSpirit Airlines
Tue 7/239:19 amORD - CMH
3 stops21h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$189

Columbus to Chicago 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Columbus and Chicago in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Columbus to Chicago in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Thu 7/117:19 amCMH - ORD
1 stop11h 27mSpirit Airlines
Tue 7/169:33 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 22mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$178
Thu 7/118:51 amCMH - ORD
1 stop11h 57mSpirit Airlines
Sat 7/131:00 pmORD - CMH
1 stop7h 04mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$179
Mon 6/2411:37 amCMH - ORD
1 stop21h 47mSpirit Airlines
Tue 6/255:07 pmORD - CMH
2 stops16h 12mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$180
Fri 9/2012:13 pmCMH - ORD
2 stops13h 13mSpirit Airlines
Sat 9/218:30 amORD - CMH
1 stop12h 30mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$181
Sat 6/2911:10 amCMH - ORD
2 stops22h 14mSpirit Airlines
Mon 7/19:10 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 37mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$182
Tue 6/259:00 amCMH - ORD
2 stops32h 07mSpirit Airlines
Wed 6/268:02 pmORD - CMH
1 stop15h 35mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$183
Fri 9/1311:00 amCMH - ORD
Nonstop1h 24mUnited Airlines
Sun 9/157:30 amORD - CMH
Nonstop1h 27mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$184
Thu 7/1111:55 amCMH - ORD
2 stops10h 03mSpirit Airlines
Tue 7/169:33 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 22mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$186
Mon 6/2411:37 amCMH - ORD
1 stop21h 47mSpirit Airlines
Tue 6/259:10 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 37mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$187

Columbus to Chicago flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Columbus to Chicago for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
Have a look at some of the last-minute flights available departing from Columbus to Chicago. Users should be sure to double check the price, date, and time of their last-minute flight.
Wed 6/199:00 amCMH - ORD
1 stop14h 53mSpirit Airlines
Wed 7/1010:14 pmORD - CMH
1 stop11h 41mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$209
Tue 6/187:05 amCMH - ORD
2 stops34h 02mSpirit Airlines
Tue 6/259:10 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 37mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$218
Wed 6/199:44 amCMH - ORD
1 stop13h 08mSpirit Airlines
Mon 7/19:10 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 37mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$226
Tue 6/187:05 amCMH - ORD
1 stop11h 35mSpirit Airlines
Tue 6/259:10 pmORD - CMH
1 stop12h 37mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$229
Tue 6/188:00 amCMH - ORD
Nonstop1h 29mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/1811:45 amORD - CMH
1 stop4h 36mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$230
Tue 6/187:05 amCMH - ORD
2 stops34h 02mSpirit Airlines
Tue 6/259:10 pmORD - CMH
2 stops12h 09mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$231
Tue 6/187:05 amCMH - ORD
1 stop10h 23mSpirit Airlines
Wed 6/1911:01 amORD - CMH
2 stops12h 54mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$232
Tue 6/187:05 amCMH - ORD
1 stop10h 23mSpirit Airlines
Wed 6/1911:01 amORD - CMH
2 stops12h 54mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$238
Wed 6/199:44 amCMH - ORD
1 stop25h 30mSpirit Airlines
Mon 7/18:57 pmORD - CMH
2 stops26h 58mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$244

One-way flights to Chicago from Columbus

Search for one-way flight options from Columbus to Chicago. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
Some of the best available deals we've found on one-way flights from Columbus to Chicago. Users in need of a round-trip flight from Columbus to Chicago instead should update the search form at the top of page.
Mon 9/96:08 pmCMH - ORD
Nonstop1h 29mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/12$53
Mon 9/912:13 pmCMH - ORD
1 stop20h 09mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/12$61
Wed 9/1812:13 pmCMH - ORD
1 stop20h 09mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$72
Tue 7/233:38 pmCMH - ORD
1 stop9h 48mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$75
Wed 10/99:45 amCMH - ORD
1 stop13h 14mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$78
Wed 9/1811:00 amCMH - ORD
Nonstop1h 24mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$83
Mon 9/910:50 pmCMH - ORD
2 stops14h 13mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/12$86
Sat 7/139:44 amCMH - ORD
1 stop14h 07mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/12$87
Tue 7/2311:55 amCMH - ORD
2 stops10h 03mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$88

Find flights from Columbus to Chicago within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Columbus to Chicago that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$105 - $307

Route

Depart

Return

Price

ColumbusChicago O'Hare Intl

CMH - ORD

CMHORD

Columbus

Fri 9/20

Nonstop1h 29m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 9/21

Nonstop1h 21m

$105

ColumbusChicago O'Hare Intl

CMH - ORD

CMHORD

Columbus

Fri 9/20

1 stop4h 48m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 9/21

Nonstop1h 23m

$134

ColumbusChicago O'Hare Intl

CMH - ORD

CMHORD

Columbus

Tue 8/6

1 stop13h 16m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Tue 8/20

1 stop13h 24m

$142

ColumbusChicago O'Hare Intl

CMH - ORD

CMHORD

Columbus

Wed 7/17

1 stop11h 27m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Tue 7/23

1 stop12h 22m

$150

ColumbusChicago O'Hare Intl

CMH - ORD

CMHORD

Columbus

Thu 8/8

1 stop3h 05m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Thu 8/22

1 stop4h 51m

$156

ColumbusChicago O'Hare Intl

CMH - ORD

CMHORD

Columbus

Fri 8/9

Nonstop1h 26m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sun 8/11

Nonstop1h 24m

$165

ColumbusChicago O'Hare Intl

CMH - ORD

CMHORD

Columbus

Tue 7/9

1 stop13h 08m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sun 7/14

1 stop13h 59m

$211

ColumbusChicago O'Hare Intl

CMH - ORD

CMHORD

Columbus

Thu 7/4

1 stop7h 42m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Thu 7/11

1 stop13h 42m

$216

ColumbusChicago O'Hare Intl

CMH - ORD

CMHORD

Columbus

Sun 6/23

1 stop25h 06m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sun 6/30

1 stop19h 01m

$307

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Columbus to Chicago. Price data was last updated on May 31, 2024.
The best time to book flights from Columbus to Chicago is 73 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.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Columbus to Chicago?

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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Columbus to Chicago flight should consider departing on Saturday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Columbus to Chicago

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Temperature and rainfall in Chicago by month

Plan your trip to Chicago by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Chicago, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 73.4 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 23.0 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Chicago

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Chicago. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Chicago. Reviews last updated June 12, 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Frontier, Delta and Spirit Airlines from Columbus to Chicago have to say. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,877 reviews

Food

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,877 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,877 reviews

Food

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,877 reviews

Food

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

7.4
Good
10,000 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,877 reviews

Food

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

7.3
Good
10,000 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,877 reviews

Food

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

7.3
Good
581 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,877 reviews

Food

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

Related info for your journey

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  • 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 American Airlines for just $105, but on average you can expect to pay $155.

  • 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 $197.

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

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

  • What days are nonstop flights available from Columbus to Chicago?

    Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Wednesday, Saturday.

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

    On average 2 flights depart from Columbus to Chicago per day.
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

  • How long is the flight from Columbus to Chicago?

    American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Delta can get you from Columbus to Chicago in just under 1h 29m. Your travel time can differ by up to 11h 47m. 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, American Airlines ($105), Spirit Airlines ($142), and Delta ($156) offers the cheapest pricing from Columbus to Chicago. American Airlines is priced at 61% 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 American Airlines ($53), Spirit Airlines ($61), and United Airlines ($83).

  • 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: Scandinavian Airlines (100%), GoJet (99%), Copa Airlines (88%).

  • What are the cheapest flights from Columbus to Chicago?

    Looking for the cheapest flight from Columbus to Chicago? While on average our users pay $1,023, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $79. The most popular route (Columbus - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $146.

  • What does CMH to ORD mean?

    Columbus Airport is CMH and Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport is ORD. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service. Ready for more IATA code knowledge? These are related airports for your current travel destination: Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (RFD).

  • Can I find deals for flights from Columbus to Chicago that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Columbus to Chicago flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Columbus to Chicago with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Columbus to Chicago flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Columbus to Chicago that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Columbus to Chicago flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Columbus to Chicago?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Columbus to Chicago.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Columbus to Chicago?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Columbus to Chicago by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Columbus to Chicago that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Columbus to Chicago offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Columbus to Chicago?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Columbus to Chicago flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Columbus to Chicago flight deals updated?

    The Columbus to Chicago flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/12.

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

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Columbus to Chicago?

    Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Columbus to Chicago (average of $244). Flying from Columbus to Chicago in July is currently the most expensive (average of $320). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 4 airlines flying from Columbus to Chicago

Discover the top 4 airlines that operate flights from Columbus to Chicago. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
United AirlinesCheapest$136Average$269FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
Spirit AirlinesCheapest$140Average$166FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%
American AirlinesCheapest$158Average$274FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
DeltaCheapest$179Average$333FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A

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Hourly flight availability from Columbus to Chicago

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2%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
45%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
50%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
3%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Columbus to Chicago

Explore weekly flight availability from Columbus to Chicago. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
Sunday27daily flights
Monday41daily flights
Tuesday34daily flights
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Thursday33daily flights
Friday38daily flights
Saturday25daily flights
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