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 - $607
CMH
Temperature
30.2 - 75.2 °F
CMH
Rainfall
2.3 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 37% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$277

From San Francisco to Columbus

One-way from

$233

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.
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 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.

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 32% 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 $512, or $520 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Columbus in June, July 2022

The best prices found for SFO to CMH flights for June, July
25 Jun - 28 Jun
$258pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
23 Jun - 28 Jun
$260pp
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
23 Jun - 26 Jun
$268pp
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
25 Jun - 28 Jun
$258pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
23 Jun - 28 Jun
$260pp
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
23 Jun - 26 Jun
$268pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Columbus from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Columbus direct flight deals
14 Dec - 5 Jan
$288pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
15 Dec - 5 Jan
$324pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
4 Nov - 11 Nov
$353pp
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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
28 Jun - 28 Jun
$450pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
2 Jul - 7 Jul
$453pp
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San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
3 Jul - 13 Jul
$499pp
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San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco

One-way flights to Columbus from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Columbus
8:49 pm - 2:50 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
15h 01m
SFO - CMH
Frontier
$233
Flights by SU
2:00 am - 12:58 pm
Delta
1 Stop
7h 58m
SFO - CMH
Delta
$238
Delta
2:00 am - 4:16 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
23h 16m
SFO - CMH
Multiple Airlines
$243
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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 are 0 flights 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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Columbus for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $288, but on average you can expect to pay $336.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Columbus for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Columbus under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Columbus is less than $454.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Columbus for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Columbus within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Columbus?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Thursday, Friday.

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.

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

Travelers can expect 1 flight from San Francisco to Columbus on average per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Columbus?

Departing from San Francisco to Columbus will take you 4h 36m. San Francisco and Columbus are separated by a distance of 2127 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

United Airlines, at $288, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Columbus.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Delta and American Airlines. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Columbus for 34% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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 $868, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $269. The most popular route (San Francisco - Columbus), is priced around $325.

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.

Destination information for Columbus

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Columbus.
Flight duration from SFO to Columbus
4h 56m
Average temperature for June in Columbus
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Columbus
4.4 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Columbus

Rickenbacker (LCK)

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 $236 No cancel fee 62%
JetBlue
$168 $445 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$190 $434 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$211 $539 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$252 $462 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$267 $572 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$276 $538 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.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 100% of SFO to CMH departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of SFO to CMH departures
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Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of SFO to CMH departures
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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
0 flights
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