Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbus (CHI - CMH)

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The best prices from Chicago to Columbus are usually found in September or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Friday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Columbus (CMH)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to CMH flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Columbus flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Columbus.
CHI - CMH
Price
$195 - $330
CMH
Temperature
30.2 - 75.2 °F
CMH
Rainfall
2.3 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$195

From Chicago (CHI) to Columbus

One-way from

$134

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) 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 Chicago to Columbus Airport (CHI - CMH)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to Columbus Airport in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 13% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

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

Users have found that flying from Chicago to Columbus Airport on a Monday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Chicago to Columbus Airport at least 61 days early can save you up to 54% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Chicago to Columbus Airport for as little as $284 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $367 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in April. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to Columbus Airport. Flights to Columbus Airport from Chicago in September are about $263 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $153.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Columbus in June, July 2022

The best prices found for CHI to CMH flights for June, July
3 Jul - 4 Jul
$156pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Jul - 16 Aug
$207pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Jul - 16 Aug
$216pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway

Chicago to Columbus 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbus from Chicago found for this year
7 Sep - 7 Sep
$135pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Jul - 4 Jul
$156pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Oct - 12 Oct
$198pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Columbus from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Columbus direct flight deals
11 Oct - 12 Oct
$198pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Sep - 10 Sep
$219pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Sep - 12 Sep
$240pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Columbus

Late deals on round-trip flights to Columbus from Chicago, departing today and this week
6 Jul - 13 Jul
$218pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Jul - 13 Jul
$227pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Jul - 11 Jul
$238pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Columbus from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Columbus
10:51 am - 6:05 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
18h 14m
ORD - CMH
Multiple Airlines
$134
Kiwi.com
9:22 am - 3:14 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
4h 52m
ORD - CMH
American Airlines
7:05 am - 10:38 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
26h 33m
ORD - CMH
Spirit Airlines
$152
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Columbus

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 United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta flying from Chicago to Columbus have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Columbus Airport for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Columbus Airport for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $135, but on average you can expect to pay $218.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Columbus Airport under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Columbus Airport is less than $276.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Columbus Airport for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Columbus Airport within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Columbus Airport?

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

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

Travelers can expect 12 flights from Chicago to Columbus Airport on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 33% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 17% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Columbus Airport?

For as low as $135, American Airlines can have you in Columbus Airport from Chicago in 1h 21m. There are 297 mi between Chicago and Columbus Airport. 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 Columbus Airport round-trip?

Currently priced at $135, American Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Columbus Airport and back. In addition to American Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Delta and United Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $216 and $240, respectively. Users have found that American Airlines is 48% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is American Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $99. However, be on the lookout for offers from Delta and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Chicago to Columbus Airport for a low price.

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or British Airways when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to Columbus Airport.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Columbus Airport?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Columbus Airport is $120. On average you can expect to pay $277. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Columbus), can usually be booked for $207.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Columbus Airport?

Consider GoJet (100%), Royal Jordanian (93%) or Qatar Airways (88%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Chicago to Columbus Airport.

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COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Columbus (CMH)

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

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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Columbus.

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

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

Returning to Chicago 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 Chicago.

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

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Alternative routes for Chicago 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 Chicago to Columbus.
Flight duration from Chicago to Columbus
1h 25m
Average temperature for June in Columbus
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Columbus
4.4 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Columbus

Top 4 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
British Airways
$62 $62 No cancel fee 70%
American Airlines
$109 $288 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$128 $279 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$259 $357 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Columbus

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Columbus.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 56% of CHI to CMH departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 25% of CHI to CMH departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 15% of CHI to CMH departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of CHI to CMH departures
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.
Sunday
29 daily flights
Monday
38 daily flights
Tuesday
42 daily flights
Wednesday
40 daily flights
Thursday
40 daily flights
Friday
34 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights