Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbia (CHI - CAE)

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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 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
60.8 - 93.2 °F
CAE
Precipitation
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

$252

Average for round-trip flights in July 2021

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 27% by booking at least 25 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 $374.

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 at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 9% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbia in July, August 2021

The best prices found for CHI to CAE flights for July, August
24 Aug - 24 Aug
$206pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Aug - 25 Aug
$208pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Aug - 25 Aug
$212pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
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
24 Aug - 24 Aug
$206pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Aug - 25 Aug
$208pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Aug - 25 Aug
$212pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Columbia from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Columbia direct flight deals
15 Sep - 18 Sep
$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
28 Aug - 30 Aug
$254pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 Aug - 24 Aug
$257pp
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
6 Aug - 10 Aug
$252pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Aug - 9 Aug
$314pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Aug - 16 Aug
$318pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Columbia from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Columbia
3:07 pm - 5:20 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
37h 13m
ORD - CAE
Multiple Airlines
$268
Kiwi.com
6:15 am - 10:52 am
Delta
1 Stop
3h 37m
MDW - CAE
Delta
$312
Delta
2:00 am - 11:11 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
8h 11m
ORD - CAE
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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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.

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.

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.

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 American Airlines for just $206, but on average you can expect to pay $234.

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 $314.

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: Sunday, Saturday.

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 01m. 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 $206, American Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Columbia and back. In addition to American Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and Delta - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $237 and $255, respectively. American Airlines is 38% 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 $153. Users have also found prices from $197 and $312 on United Airlines and American Airlines, respectively.

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
2h 12m
Average temperature for July in Columbia
93.2 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Columbia
5.4 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Columbia

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.
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.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 100% of CHI to CAE departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of CHI to CAE departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of CHI to CAE departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of CHI to CAE departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
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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