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Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbus (CHI - C01)

The best prices from Chicago to Columbus are usually found in July or August, booked 34 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Friday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Chicago to Columbus

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to C01 flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Columbus flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Columbus.

CHI - C01

Price

$116 - $265

C01

Temperature

30.2 - 75.2 °F

C01

Precipitation

2.3 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 43% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$116

From Chicago (CHI) to Columbus

One-way from

$89

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Columbus

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

Monday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Chicago to Columbus. 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 Columbus.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 30 days in advance, which can save you up to 87% on flights from Chicago to Columbus compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 30 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 $296. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $454.

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

Flights from Chicago to Columbus lean towards being more expensive in February. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Columbus in July, with the cheapest ticket starting at $106.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Columbus (CHI - C01)?

When flying from Chicago to Columbus, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 13% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbus in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHI to Columbus flights for January, February
Feb 2 - Feb 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

14h 51m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

12h 19m
$97

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

Jan 29 - Feb 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

7h 07m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

21h 15m
$106

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 20/1/22

Jan 28 - Jan 31
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

24h 32m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

14h 34m
$110

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

Chicago to Columbus 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbus from Chicago found for this year
Feb 2 - Feb 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

14h 51m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

12h 19m
$97

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/1/22

Jan 29 - Feb 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

7h 07m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

21h 15m
$106

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

Jan 28 - Jan 31
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

24h 32m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

14h 34m
$110

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

Non-stop flights to Columbus from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Columbus direct flight deals
Feb 10 - Feb 14
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

Nonstop

1h 24m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 32m
$158

United Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Apr 21 - Apr 24
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

Nonstop

1h 25m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 31m
$167

United Airlines

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Deal found 20/1/22

Apr 13 - Apr 17
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

Nonstop

1h 16m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 29m
$168

American Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

Last minute flights from Chicago to Columbus

Late deals on return flights to Columbus from Chicago, departing today and this week
Jan 29 - Feb 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

7h 07m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

21h 15m
$106

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

Jan 28 - Jan 31
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

24h 32m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

14h 34m
$110

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

Jan 27 - Jan 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

12h 15m
CMH

Columbus

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 13m
$118

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 19/1/22

One-way flights to Columbus from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Columbus
Feb 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

14h 51m
$41

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Feb 9
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

1 stop

26h 07m
$49

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Feb 15
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CMH

Columbus

2 stops

35h 32m
$53

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Related info for your journey

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

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta flying from Chicago to Columbus have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Columbus for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Columbus for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $97, but on average you can expect to pay $135.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Columbus for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Columbus under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Columbus is less than $214.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Columbus for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Columbus within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Columbus?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 6 flights from Chicago to Columbus a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 33% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 17% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Columbus?

For as low as $97, Spirit Airlines can have you in Columbus from Chicago in 1h 24m. Chicago and Columbus are separated by a distance of 297 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Currently priced at $97, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Columbus and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and American Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $158 and $165, respectively. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 52% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $41. Users have also found prices from $79 and $88 on American Airlines and Delta, respectively.

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

Before booking your flight from Chicago to Columbus check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Envoy Air.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Columbus?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Chicago to Columbus consider choosing GoJet (94%), Aer Lingus (91%) or Royal Jordanian (91%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Columbus?

On average you can expect to pay $128 for a flight from Chicago to Columbus. The cheapest flight overall is $48 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Columbus) is currently priced at $97.

Can I fly to Columbus from Chicago right now?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Columbus.

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

Can I fly back to Chicago from Columbus?

Returning to Chicago from Columbus

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Columbus must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

Alternative routes for Chicago to Columbus

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

Top 3 airlines flying from Chicago to Columbus

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Columbus choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$87
Average$233
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$102
Average$262
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$207
Average$381
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Columbus

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago to Columbus
4%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
20%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
60%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
16%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Chicago to Columbus

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Columbus
Sunday25daily flights
Monday17daily flights
Tuesday17daily flights
Wednesday17daily flights
Thursday26daily flights
Friday34daily flights
Saturday19daily flights