Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbia (CHI - CAE)

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The best prices from Chicago to Columbia Metropolitan are usually found in May or August, booked 22 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

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 2021: compare Chicago to Columbia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Columbia.
CHI - CAE
Price
$227 - $432
CAE
Temperature
44.6 - 82.4 °F
CAE
Precipitation
2.6 - 5.5 inches

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 32% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$227

From Chicago (CHI) to Columbia Metropolitan

One-way from

$224

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Columbia Metropolitan

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Columbia?

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Columbia from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $334 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $138. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in September.

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 9% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

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 22 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from Chicago to Columbia compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 22 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 $398. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $464.

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 Monday. 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.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbia in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to CAE flights for October, November
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$223pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$225pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$232pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Columbia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbia from Chicago found for this year
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$223pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$225pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$232pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Columbia from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Columbia direct flight deals
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$249pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Nov - 12 Nov
$259pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Jan - 20 Mar
$285pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
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
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$223pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$238pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Oct - 28 Oct
$246pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Metropolitan from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Columbia
12:45 am - 8:29 am
Delta
1 Stop
6h 44m
ORD - CAE
Delta
$224
Delta
2:48 pm - 11:15 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
43h 27m
ORD - CAE
Multiple Airlines
$240
Kiwi.com
2:45 pm - 7:52 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
16h 07m
ORD - CAE
United Airlines
$252
United

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?

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 3 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, Delta, and American Airlines 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 Multiple Airlines for just $223, but on average you can expect to pay $255.

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 $331.

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

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

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 $249 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are American Airlines and Delta, starting at $264 and $267 round-trip. United Airlines is currently priced 25% 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 American Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $164. United Airlines flights start at $165 while deals on Delta start at $174 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 United Airlines.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Columbia?

On average you can expect to pay $604 for a flight from Chicago to Columbia. The cheapest flight overall is $134 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Columbia Metropolitan) is currently priced at $246.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Columbia, SC

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

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

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

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 Metropolitan.

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

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

Returning to Chicago from Columbia Metropolitan

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Columbia Metropolitan 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.
Flight duration from Chicago to CAE
2h 19m
Average temperature for October in Columbia
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Columbia
3.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Columbia

Top 3 airlines flying from Chicago to Columbia Metropolitan

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$129 $317 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$149 $368 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$323 $427 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Columbia

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Columbia.
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Midnight
6 AM
Noon
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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
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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