Cheap flights from Washington to Columbus (WAS - CMH)

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The best prices from Washington to Columbus are usually found in August or July, booked 49 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Saturday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington (WAS) to Columbus (CMH)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to CMH flight in 2021: compare Washington to Columbus flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Columbus.
WAS - CMH
Price
$157 - $243
CMH
Temperature
41 - 86 °F
CMH
Precipitation
2.3 - 5 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$157

From Washington to Columbus

One-way from

$74

One-way flight from Washington 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 Washington to Columbus?

Departing on a Wednesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 20% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 50% by booking at least 23 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 Washington to Columbus within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $180.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Columbus from Washington average $173. You can even find prices in August for less than $173, as users have found deals to Columbus from as low as $79. The month of January appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Columbus from Washington. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 35%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington to Columbus (WAS - CMH)?

It’s optimal to fly from Washington to Columbus in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 7% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Washington to Columbus in August, September 2021

The best prices found for WAS to CMH flights for August, September
27 Aug - 30 Aug
$79pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
27 Aug - 29 Aug
$99pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
28 Aug - 29 Aug
$107pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to Columbus 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbus from Washington found for this year
27 Aug - 30 Aug
$79pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
15 Sep - 29 Sep
$85pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
1 Sep - 8 Sep
$95pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to Columbus from Washington

Save time with Washington to Columbus direct flight deals
24 Aug - 28 Aug
$117pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
24 Aug - 25 Aug
$117pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
25 Aug - 29 Aug
$137pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Last minute flights from Washington to Columbus

Late deals on round-trip flights to Columbus from Washington, departing today and this week
9 Aug - 7 Sep
$134pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
12 Aug - 16 Aug
$140pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
11 Aug - 16 Aug
$143pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

One-way flights to Columbus from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Columbus
5:37 am - 12:36 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
6h 59m
BWI - CMH
Multiple Airlines
$74
Kiwi.com
6:16 am - 9:30 am
Delta
1 Stop
3h 14m
BWI - CMH
Delta
$76
Delta
11:20 am - 12:44 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 24m
DCA - CMH
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Washington to Columbus

Are flight prices decreasing from Washington to Columbus 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 Washington and Columbus 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 Washington to Columbus have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Washington to Columbus have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Columbus from Washington?

Located just 6.1 mi from the city center, Columbus is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Columbus from Washington. Booking flights from Washington to Columbus (CMH) should be relatively easy as there are 15 daily inbound flights from Washington from 5 different airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Columbus for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $79, but on average you can expect to pay $117.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington to Columbus under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington to Columbus is less than $171.

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

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

Is Washington weather warmer or cooler than Columbus?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 90 °F range in July. The weather in Columbus is generally colder than Washington's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Washington to Columbus?

For as low as $165, United Airlines can have you in Columbus from Washington in 1h 18m. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Columbus, with prices starting at $79. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by United Airlines and American Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $117 and $117, respectively. Spirit Airlines is 62% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $45. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Washington to Columbus for a low price.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Columbus, OH

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Columbus from Washington?

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

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

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

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Washington from Columbus?

Returning to Washington from Columbus

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

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

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Destination information for Columbus

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to Columbus.
Flight duration
1h 17m
Average temperature for August in Columbus
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for August in Columbus
4.1 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Airports servicing Columbus

Top 3 airlines flying from Washington to Columbus

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington 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
Delta
$71 $172 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$83 $253 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$102 $271 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Washington to Columbus

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington towards Columbus.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 55% of WAS to CMH departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 28% of WAS to CMH departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 14% of WAS to CMH departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of WAS to CMH departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington to Columbus
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington to Columbus.
Sunday
17 daily flights
Monday
19 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
17 daily flights
Thursday
15 daily flights
Friday
14 daily flights
Saturday
14 daily flights
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