Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Columbia (CAE)

CHI — CAE
Aug 16 — Aug 231

The best prices from Chicago to Columbia Metropolitan are usually found in October or September, booked 22 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

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

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

CHI - CAE

Price

$280 - $421

CAE

Temperature

44.6 - 82.4 °F

CAE

Rainfall

2.6 - 5.5 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop
Average price$317Average for round-trip flights in August 2022
Round-trip from$280From Chicago (CHI) to Columbia Metropolitan

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

Flights from Chicago to Columbia are found to be more expensive on Sunday. 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.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 21 days in advance, which can save you up to 30% on flights from Chicago to Columbia compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 21 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 $354. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $457.

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

Our data shows that October tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Columbia from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $348 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $238. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Columbia in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 93% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbia in August, September 2022

The best prices found for CHI to CAE flights for August, September
Sep 24 - Sep 26
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

Nonstop

2h 02m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 17m
$208

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Sep 3 - Sep 6
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

Nonstop

2h 08m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 32m
$217

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sep 14 - Sep 20
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

3h 58m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 00m
$223

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Chicago to Columbia 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbia from Chicago found for this year
Sep 24 - Sep 26
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

Nonstop

2h 02m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 17m
$208

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Oct 18 - Oct 22
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

4h 27m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 17m
$217

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Sep 14 - Sep 20
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

3h 58m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 00m
$223

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Cheap United Airlines flights from Chicago to Columbia

Sep 24 - Sep 26
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

Nonstop

2h 02m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 17m
$208

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Oct 18 - Oct 22
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

4h 27m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 17m
$217

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Aug 26 - Sep 4
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

Nonstop

2h 08m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 26m
$243

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Cheap American Airlines flights from Chicago to Columbia

Sep 14 - Sep 20
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

3h 58m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 00m
$223

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Aug 31 - Sep 5
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

6h 30m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

7h 20m
$226

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sep 21 - Sep 24
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

4h 42m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

7h 41m
$227

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Non-stop flights to Columbia from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Columbia direct flight deals
Oct 28 - Oct 31
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

Nonstop

2h 04m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 22m
$208

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Aug 26 - Sep 4
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

Nonstop

2h 08m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 26m
$243

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Aug 31 - Sep 5
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

Nonstop

2h 08m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 26m
$270

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Last minute flights from Chicago to Columbia

Late deals on return flights to Columbia from Chicago, departing today and this week
Aug 18 - Aug 22
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

Nonstop

2h 08m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 26m
$328

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Aug 18 - Aug 22
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

4h 29m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 26m
$337

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Aug 17 - Aug 24
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

5h 54m
CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 45m
$343

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

One-way flights to Columbia from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Columbia
Sep 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

Nonstop

2h 08m
$224

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sep 13
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

5h 52m
$232

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sep 23
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CAE

Columbia Metropolitan

1 stop

3h 37m
$233

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Related info for your journey

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

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

Most people fly into Columbia Metropolitan (CAE) if they book a flight to Columbia from Chicago. On average, Metropolitan has 2 inbound flights from Chicago per day from 4 airlines. Columbia Metropolitan is conveniently located just 6.5 mi from Columbia’s city center.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Columbia for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $208, but on average you can expect to pay $235.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Columbia under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Columbia is less than $345.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Columbia for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Columbia within the next 7 days for less than $400.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Columbia is United Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $208 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are American Airlines and Delta, starting at $223 and $224 round-trip. United Airlines is currently priced 40% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with United Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $224. American Airlines flights start at $232 while deals on Delta start at $233 one-way.

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

Before booking your flight from Chicago to Columbia check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Delta or Juneyao Airlines.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Columbia?

On average you can expect to pay $277 for a flight from Chicago to Columbia. The cheapest flight overall is $224 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Columbia Metropolitan) is currently priced at $224.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Columbia

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

Top 3 airlines flying from Chicago to Columbia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Columbia choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
American AirlinesCheapest$233Average$395FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$238Average$331FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$241Average$318FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Columbia

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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
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Monday2daily flights
Tuesday2daily flights
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