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To experience authentic Southern charm and the vibe of traditional Main Street America, fly to Columbus, Mississippi. As part of the Golden Triangle, Columbus sits between the cities of West Point and Starkville. Because of its rich heritage, Columbus is a great place to see historic architecture and antiques, but the city also features modern attractions such as fine dining and a thriving nightlife.

Attractions

Begin your trip at the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center, the official welcome center of the city as well as the childhood residence of the playwright Tennessee Williams. Tour estates that date back to the 19th century or visit the Columbus War Museum to learn about the city's integral role in the Civil War. Columbus is also home to America's first public college for women, the Mississippi University for Women, which consists of 23 buildings that have been preserved and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can walk blocks of stores and restaurants while encountering an old-fashioned, friendly atmosphere in the Historic Downtown District on Main Street.

Hints and tips

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) offers direct flights to and from Atlanta when you fly to Columbus, Mississippi. The city is accessible via U.S. Highways 82 and 45, and it is just 45 miles from the Natchez Trace Parkway. Temperatures range from low 90s in the summer to low 30s in the winter.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Columbus?
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If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Before booking your tickets, read through your preferred carrier’s terms and conditions. This should help with any questions regarding COVID-19 and flight changes. For further information, head to our handy Customer Service Portal.
What is the best airport to fly to in Columbus?
Keep your eyes open for an affordable ticket to Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR). It’s the city’s main terminal and is located roughly 10 miles west of the downtown area. Once you’ve walked out of arrivals, it won’t be long before you’re experiencing the delights of Columbus.
How much is a flight to Columbus?
Travelers from far and wide bagged round-trip flight bargains ranging between and this week to Columbus. Traveling from ()? The best one-way fares were just .
How to book the cheapest flight to Columbus?
With some of the biggest and best flight deals around, a bargain is always waiting for you with Orbitz. The following useful tips will help you score cheap flights to Columbus — and leave you with more money to play with:

  • Consider taking off from or landing at alternative airports to increase your savings. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports in the form fields, then select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list any available options.
  • If your travel plans aren’t etched in stone, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to see the flight deals across different departure dates. You may find a cheaper fare.
  • To fine tune your results, click on ‘Show options.’ You can search based on airlines, seating class, nonstop flights and refundable flights. You can also select the time of day you’d like to fly under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • Reserve your airfare as soon as you know your travel dates. While it does happen now and then, airfares rarely drop in price as your date of departure gets closer.
  • Consider combining your flights, hotels and car rental into one convenient package deal to make your dollar go further.
  • Don’t fly during peak seasons if you can. By steering clear of summer and school vacations, you can make amazing savings on your airfare.

What is the best time to book a flight to Columbus?
Pick up a bargain and book your seats to Columbus in January. If you’ve missed this month, don’t stress. February and August often have affordable airfares as well. Just make sure you don’t snooze on a sale though — cheap flights come and go in a flash!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Columbus?
To pick up an unbeatable flight deal, book on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. These are typically the cheapest days to purchase airfares to Columbus.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Columbus?
You can pick up cheap flights to Columbus by hopping on a plane on a Monday, according to Orbitz data from 2020. Tuesday is also more affordable, while Saturday has the most costly ticket prices. Whether you prefer to save a bundle or fly on any day that’s convenient, you’ll always get a great deal with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Columbus?
If you’re flexible with your travel plans, consider jetting off during August. Orbitz data shows that this is generally the best month to take off if you want cheap flights to Columbus. As you would imagine, fares climb in June and flights book out fast.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
When you search for flights on Orbitz, click on “Filter by flexible change policies.” This filter will quickly find all the carriers offering free cancellation and no change fees. Relax knowing that if things change, your flight can too.
What do I need for the flight to Columbus?
The trick to a comfortable and successful flight is to prepare well. Here are some tips that’ll help get you ready for your journey:

  • Your travel documents are the most important items you’ll need to take with you on your flight. To avoid any confusion while checking in, make sure that the personal information on your ticket is correct and matches your government-issued photo ID.
  • Take some activities to keep you entertained on your journey to Columbus. Books, magazines and electronic gadgets like e-readers and tablets are all good. Remember to take a bottle of water as well. Even on short flights, it’s important to stay hydrated.
  • It can get very cool on the plane. If you don’t like the thought of shivering your way through the flight, dress in layers.

How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Columbus?
If you think a business or first-class ticket is out of your price range, think again. Here are just a few tips to help you score a premium flight to Columbus for a whole lot less:

  • Flexibility isn’t just for your yoga class. Have some room to move around your travel dates so you can snap up cheaper airfares when they crop up.
  • Budget airlines offer business-class seats at a fraction of the usual price. Give the full-service carriers a miss and look into these cheaper options.
  • Take advantage of your airline’s rewards program and upgrade your seat. You can also bid for an upgrade in an online auction.

What is the best time to go to Columbus?
Columbus is a lively place in . If you’re thinking of visiting during these months, it would be a good idea to book well in advance to ensure you score the most rewarding deals. Want to know what the summertime’s like in Columbus? Average daily temperatures typically range between 70undefined and 90undefined. Like many destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, summertime kicks off June 20 here.

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