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Fares from $59 One Way, $97 Round Trip from Chicago to Columbus

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Route Information for Flights from Chicago to Columbus

Origin Airport IATA CodeCHI
Destination Airport IATA CodeCMH
Distance295 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, Alaska Airlines, JAL, SAS, Royal Jordanian, ANA, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, United Airlines, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival3:38PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival1:59AM UTC

Flights Review

Jan 14, 2020


Jan 21, 2019

All good.

Jul 27, 2018

2nd leg of flight didn't offer diet coke :-( - only water or coffee

Jul 7, 2018

Although it was a pain that it took 2 extra hours to to get a plane due to safety concerns making my layover 5 hours instead of 3, the pilot and crew were wonderful.

May 8, 2018

I ❤️American Airlines!!

Apr 11, 2018

Honestly, while everything was as expected, it did not have the bells and whistles that Delta offered and the ground crew was the saddest non smiling group I’ve ever seen

Jump from Chicago to Columbus

A flight from Chicago to Columbus can get you to a business meeting or surprise party in less than two hours. Let help you find the best deals on flights from Chicago to Columbus. Chicago is full of cultural and business opportunities, while Columbus offers quieter suburbs and plenty of attractions for families.

Leaving Chicago

O’Hare International Airport is Chicago’s major air hub. Most flights to Columbus depart from this airport, which is located about 17 miles north of the heart of the city. Parking at the airport is relatively affordable. The least expensive economy lots cost only $9 a day, but they fill quickly and spaces are in high demand. Travelers can also use the METRA public transit system to connect with the shuttles that deliver passengers to any of the four terminals.

Exploring Columbus

Planes departing from the Windy City land at the Port Columbus International Airport, which is located just six miles from the downtown area. Two interstates connect to the airport, making it easy to access the rest of the city if you rent a car. Buses from the Central Ohio Transit Authority travel from the airport to downtown Columbus. Many visitors enjoy a trip to the award-winning Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. History-lovers visit the city to see the replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship anchored on Scioto River. The area is hot and humid in the summer, with temperatures regularly reaching 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Moderate fall and winter temperatures make these seasons ideal for travel. Average low temperatures stay above 20 degrees Fahrenheit throughout January and February.

Experience the Midwest

Both of these large and prosperous cities has artistic and cultural sights well worth seeing. The short flights from Chicago to Columbus can help you find a little relief from cold winter winds. will help you explore both cities while stretching your travel budget with discounts on airfares.

Flights from Chicago to Columbus - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to Columbus?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly direct from Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.), which means you won't need to worry about changing planes or waiting around during a stopover.

What is the shortest flight from Chicago to Columbus?

The journey from Chicago to Columbus can be as fast as 1 hour and 6 minutes. With an easy flight time like this, why not take off on a spur-of-the-moment getaway?

What airlines fly from Chicago (and vicinity) to Columbus (and vicinity) most frequently?

Try out United Airlines (UA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-OHare Intl.) to Columbus, OH Airport (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.). It operates 195 services on this route every month and is popular with travelers. American Airlines (AA) also travels from Chicago (and vicinity) to Columbus (and vicinity). It's another great option and has 168 flights each month.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Columbus?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Columbus have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Columbus with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Columbus without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.