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

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

CHI - CAE
Price
$227 - $432
CAE
Temperature
60.8 - 93.2 °F
CAE
Rainfall
2.7 - 5.4 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

Average price

$398

Average for round-trip flights in November 2020

Round-trip from

$227

From Chicago to Columbia

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Saturday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 62% by booking at least 31 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 Chicago to Columbia within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $294.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of July. Prices to Columbia from Chicago average $244. You can even find prices in July for less than $244, as users have found deals to Columbia from as low as $148. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Columbia from Chicago. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 32%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to Columbia is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 5% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbia in November, December 2020

The best prices found for CHI to CAE flights for November, December
17 Dec - 10 Jan
$182pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Dec - 20 Dec
$184pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Dec - 10 Jan
$186pp
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 next year
17 Dec - 10 Jan
$182pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Dec - 20 Dec
$184pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Dec - 10 Jan
$186pp
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
18 Dec - 5 Jan
$222pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 Dec - 8 Jan
$227pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Dec - 11 Jan
$237pp
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
8 Dec - 15 Dec
$293pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Dec - 15 Dec
$294pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Dec - 14 Dec
$296pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Columbia from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Columbia
12:30 am - 10:55 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
9h 25m
ORD - CAE
American Airlines
9:00 am - 12:03 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 03m
ORD - CAE
United Airlines
$409
United
1:08 am - 7:35 am
Delta
1 Stop
5h 27m
MDW - CAE
Delta
$413
Delta

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Columbia

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Columbia due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Columbia for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Columbia Metropolitan to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Chicago to Columbia Metropolitan. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Columbia for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $182, but on average you can expect to pay $208.

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

Cheapflights has at least 18 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 $300?

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Columbia?

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

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

Per day, 1 flight departs from Chicago to Columbia Metropolitan on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Columbia?

Expect the weather to be around 93 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Columbia is generally hotter than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Columbia?

Departing from Chicago to Columbia will take you 2h 03m. Airlines will cover a distance of 670 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Currently priced at $221, United Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Columbia and back. In addition to United Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and Delta - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $223 and $226, respectively. United Airlines is 33% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for United Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $132. Users have also found prices from $176 and $202 on United Airlines and American Airlines, respectively.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Columbia

Destination information for Columbia

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Columbia
Flight duration
2h 11m
Average temperature for November in Columbia
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Columbia
2.7 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Columbia

Top 3 airlines 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.

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

Morning 6 AM to noon 50% of CHI to CAE departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Columbia
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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