Cheap flights from San Francisco to Columbus (SFO - CMH)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Columbus are usually found in January or October, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Columbus (CMH)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to CMH flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Columbus flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Columbus.
SFO - CMH
Price
$277 - $705
CMH
Temperature
30.2 - 75.2 °F
CMH
Rainfall
2.3 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 35% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 40% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$277

From San Francisco to Columbus

One-way from

$153

One-way flight from San Francisco to Columbus

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 San Francisco to Columbus?

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 18% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Columbus (SFO - CMH)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Columbus in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 16% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Columbus?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, January can be a great choice for travel to Columbus. Flights to Columbus from San Francisco in January are about $462 on average during January, but can be found for as low as $275.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 23% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Francisco to Columbus 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $510, or $519 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Columbus in August, September 2022

The best prices found for SFO to CMH flights for August, September
9 Sep - 12 Sep
$161pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Aug - 29 Aug
$164pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
6 Sep - 14 Sep
$168pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Columbus 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbus from San Francisco found for this year
9 Sep - 12 Sep
$161pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Aug - 29 Aug
$164pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
6 Sep - 14 Sep
$168pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Cheap Frontier flights from San Francisco to Columbus

9 Sep - 12 Sep
$161pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
6 Sep - 9 Sep
$164pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
8 Sep - 16 Sep
$168pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Cheap United Airlines flights from San Francisco to Columbus

26 Aug - 29 Aug
$186pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
9 Sep - 14 Sep
$195pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Sep - 17 Sep
$204pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Columbus from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Columbus direct flight deals
26 Aug - 29 Aug
$186pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
9 Sep - 15 Sep
$217pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
30 Aug - 8 Sep
$248pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Columbus

Late deals on round-trip flights to Columbus from San Francisco, departing today and this week
19 Aug - 24 Aug
$164pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
17 Aug - 20 Aug
$215pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 Aug - 23 Aug
$228pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Columbus from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Columbus
6:00 pm - 5:49 am
Delta
1 Stop
8h 49m
SFO - CMH
Delta
$153
Delta
5:49 pm - 2:52 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
30h 03m
SFO - CMH
Multiple Airlines
$157
Kiwi.com
6:51 pm - 7:35 am
Frontier
2 Stops
33h 44m
SFO - CMH
Frontier
$159
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Columbus

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Columbus?

If you book a flight to Columbus from San Francisco, you will be flying from San Francisco, which is the city’s only airport. San Francisco (SFO) is located 11.8 mi from the center of San Francisco. There is 1 flight from San Francisco to Columbus per day from 9 different airlines.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Francisco to Columbus that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Columbus for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Columbus for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $161, but on average you can expect to pay $191.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Columbus under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Columbus is less than $308.

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

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

How popular is this San Francisco to Columbus flight route?

The San Francisco to Columbus flight path was viewed by 21 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Frontier, at $161, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Columbus. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be United Airlines. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Columbus for 65% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $86 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Delta from $129 and United Airlines from $162 one-way.

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

When booking a flight from San Francisco to Columbus, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or JetBlue as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Columbus?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Columbus? While on average our users pay $377, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $143. The most popular route (San Francisco - Columbus), is priced around $186.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Columbus, OH

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Columbus from San Francisco?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Columbus.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Columbus?

Returning to San Francisco from Columbus

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Columbus are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering San Francisco.

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Columbus

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

Top 8 airlines flying from San Francisco to Columbus

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Columbus 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
Juneyao Airlines
$9 $18 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Frontier
$84 $246 No cancel fee 62%
JetBlue
$168 $445 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$184 $447 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$217 $507 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$276 $581 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$283 $522 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$304 $606 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Columbus

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Columbus.
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Columbus
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Columbus.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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