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Columbus CMH Flight Information

Traveling To Columbus
Destination Airport IATA Code CMH
Number of Airlines Serving 2
Flight Price
Earliest Departing Flight AA 5308 9:08AM EST
Latest Departing Flight AA 4042 Dec 7 11:31PM EST

Fly to Columbus

When you fly to Columbus Ohio, you will find yourself in the state's capital and a central location for wider exploration of the Buckeye State. The city of Columbus is known for its attractive skyline, featuring the LeVeque Tower, and for its architecturally diverse neighborhoods that are filled with opportunities to visit beautiful parks and museums.


The LeVeque Tower is located downtown and is considered one of the city's most iconic features. The towering skyscraper was constructed in 1924 in the Art Deco style. Since 1974, the tower has enjoyed a well-deserved spot on the Nation Register of Historic Places. The observation deck is no longer in use, but visitors can still enjoy the exterior, which is due for renovation soon. Columbus is made up of about 20 neighborhoods. Downtown contains the capital, numerous historic buildings and the Columbus Museum of Art. The picturesque German Village and The Short North neighborhoods are worth visiting for their local atmospheres, including the German Brewery District and the iconic arches, respectively.

Hints and tips

When you fly to Columbus Ohio (CMH), you will be about six miles from the downtown area. The airport has convenient connectivity to the city via I-270 and I-670. GoBus and taxi service are both readily available to and from the airport and downtown. Visitors come to Columbus for the Ohio State Fair, held every summer in late July to early August.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Columbus?
Before you book your ticket, visit our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page contains everything you need to know about current travel advice, quarantine regulations and other helpful information for your flight to Columbus.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
For helpful info regarding changing or canceling flights due to COVID-19, please refer to our Customer Service Portal. Also, it’s always a good idea to read your airline’s terms and conditions before you make a booking.
Which airlines fly to Columbus?
With airlines flying in and out of John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH), you’ll be exploring this unique destination before you know it. Airfares will depend on where you’re coming from and when you plan to travel. But you’re sure to bag a terrific deal to Columbus from one of these leading domestic carriers:

  • American Airlines - 433 flights to Columbus per month
  • Delta - 371 flights to Columbus per month
  • United Airlines - 339 flights to Columbus per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Columbus?
Hop on a flight to John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) and get ready to explore the sights and sounds of this fascinating city. The airport is around 7 miles northeast of the downtown area. Also look into fares to Rickenbacker Intl. Airport (LCK), another terminal that services Columbus.
How much is a flight to Columbus?
Return flight prices dropped as low as this week to Columbus, and reached a peak of . Several lucky travelers departing () managed to secure one-way fares starting at just .
How to book the cheapest flight to Columbus?
With some of the most exciting flight deals around, you’ll always jet for less with Orbitz. The following suggestions will help you pick up cheap flights to Columbus — and leave you with more cash to play with:

  • Taking off from or landing at nearby airports can be more affordable. Type in your preferred departure and arrival airports. Next, click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function below the form fields to compare your options.
  • Also, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to see the airfares on days either side of your chosen departure. You may be able to find cheaper flight deals if you’re flexible with your schedule.
  • To filter your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on seating class, airlines, and nonstop and refundable flights. You can also select the time of day you’d like to fly under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • Once you’ve worked out your travel dates, don’t waste time booking your flight. Airfares generally climb as the departure date gets closer.
  • Save big on your vacation by bundling your flights, hotels and car rental into a package. Your bank account will thank you for it.
  • If practical, avoid flying in the most popular seasons. Airfares usually surge during school breaks, summer and other vacation periods like Easter and Christmas.

How long is a flight to Columbus?
Naturally, flight times vary depending on where you’re departing from. But to give you a clearer idea of the average duration, check out these major routes to Columbus:

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) - 1 hour and 28 minutes
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) to John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) - 1 hour and 53 minutes
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) to John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) - 1 hour and 48 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Columbus?
On average, the cheapest time to book a seat is January. This is followed by February and August. When searching for a cheap flight to Columbus, it’s always good to be ready to book. Cheap deals appear suddenly and don’t wait around!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Columbus?
When it comes to cheap flights to Columbus, the best days to book are generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. A fabulous flight deal is just clicks away with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Columbus?
Everyone enjoys a bargain, so we suggest leaving earlier in the week for cheap flights to Columbus. Orbitz data from 2020 suggests you can secure the best deals on flights that leave on Mondays. Tuesday is the next cheapest day, while Saturdays are the costliest. Many people like to start their trip when the working week is over, so leave those Saturdays for binge-watching your favorite movies.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Columbus?
We won’t keep you in suspense — based on Orbitz data, August is generally the most affordable month to fly. Perfect for those who want to sneak in a weekend getaway or simply escape from it all before the weather changes. The most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with airfares peaking in June.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
If you’re concerned your travel plans could change, Orbitz can help you lock in a flexible fare. All you need to do is click on “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your flights. We’ll show you all the airlines that include free cancellation and no change fees — all on top of our awesome low prices.
What do I need for the flight to Columbus?
The secret to a successful flight is being well prepared. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for take off:

  • Your travel documents are the most important things you’ll need to carry on your flight. To avoid any confusion during check-in, make sure that the information on your ticket is the same as on your government-issued ID.
  • Make time fly by even quicker on your short hop by packing the right gear. Think yummy snacks, bottled water and entertainment. If you want your trip to Columbus to pass nice and peacefully, put some noise-canceling headphones into your carry-on bag as well.
  • No matter the weather outside, plane cabins can get chilly. Bring a hoodie on board to keep yourself nice and toasty.

How many direct flights are there to Columbus?
Plenty of passengers journey to Columbus on the 286 direct flights that land here each month. See what deals are available on nonstop fares with American Airlines.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Columbus?
If you think a first or business-class airfare is way out of your reach, think again. Here are a few practical tips to help you nab a premium flight to Columbus for a whole lot less:

  • Flexibility isn’t just useful in the gym. Have some room to move around your travel dates so you can pick up cheaper airfares when they crop up.
  • Low-cost airlines offer first or business-class seats at a fraction of the usual cost. Skip the full-service carriers and go with one of these cheaper options.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions or upgrade your ticket through your loyalty program.

How to get into Columbus from the airport?
Head straight for downtown Columbus with a John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) car rental. There are two suppliers at John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) — Budget and Enterprise. Once you’ve checked in and collected your ride, the city center is a journey of 7 miles to the southwest of CMH. Alternatively, you could also take a taxi downtown and rent a car from one of our Columbus car rentals. Whatever you decide, when you book with Orbitz, you can be sure you’ll always drive away with a bargain!
What is the best time to go to Columbus?
There’s never a bad time to vacation in Columbus, though are the liveliest months. For most places in the Northern Hemisphere, summertime kicks off June 20. If you’d like to spend your days in a T-shirt than a thick winter coat, this time of year would be perfect for you. Expect average daily highs of 80undefined and nightly lows around 65undefined.

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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.