Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbia (CHI - COU)

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The best prices from Chicago to Columbia Regional are usually found in August or July, booked 54 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to COU flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Columbia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Columbia.
CHI - COU
Price
$180 - $294
COU
Temperature
30.2 - 77 °F
COU
Precipitation
1.9 - 5 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop

Average price

$267

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$180

From Chicago (CHI) to Columbia Regional

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri (CHI - COU)?

When flying from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 10% versus a flight at noon.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 54 days in advance, which can save you up to 46% on flights from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 54 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $289. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $354.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri?

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

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

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Columbia, Missouri.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbia in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to COU flights for October, November
18 Nov - 23 Nov
$195pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$204pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Nov - 16 Nov
$213pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Columbia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbia from Chicago found for this year
18 Nov - 23 Nov
$195pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$204pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Dec - 5 Dec
$205pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Columbia from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Columbia direct flight deals
18 Nov - 23 Nov
$195pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Dec - 5 Dec
$205pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$215pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Columbia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Columbia from Chicago, departing today and this week
1 Nov - 8 Nov
$246pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Nov - 8 Nov
$255pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Oct - 31 Oct
$297pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
COU
Columbia Regional
COU
Columbia Regional
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Columbia Regional from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Columbia
2:40 pm - 4:16 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 36m
ORD - COU
United Airlines
$189
United
3:44 pm - 9:10 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
17h 26m
ORD - COU
Multiple Airlines
$297
Kissandfly.com
3:00 pm - 7:06 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
16h 06m
ORD - COU
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Columbia

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

For a flight from Chicago to Columbia, you will be flying into Columbia Regional. Columbia Regional (COU) is just 11.1 mi from the center of the city. Columbia Regional is the only Columbia airport and it handles 4 inbound flights from Chicago per day. 2 airlines have flights to Columbia Regional from Chicago on a regular basis.

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

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

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 14 direct flights from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri is less than $295.

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

There are currently 10+ open flights from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri on average per day?

2 flight departures from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri?

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 Chicago to Columbia, Missouri on time: United Airlines (72%), Air Wisconsin (72%), Qatar Airways (53%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri?

While on average a flight from Chicago to Columbia, Missouri is generally $221, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $147. When looking at the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Columbia Regional), you can expect to pay $195 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Columbia, MO

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

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

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

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 Regional.

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

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

Returning to Chicago from Columbia Regional

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

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

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Columbia

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

Destination information for Columbia

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Columbia.

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Columbia

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Columbia

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Columbia.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 65% of CHI to COU departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 22% of CHI to COU departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 12% of CHI to COU departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to COU departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Columbia
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Columbia.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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