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Airfares from $60 One Way, $120 Round Trip from Chicago to Columbus

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More About Flying To Columbus from Chicago

Route Information for Flights from Chicago to Columbus

Origin Airport IATA Code CHI
Destination Airport IATA Code CMH
Distance 295 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, Qatar Airways, JAL, Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Turkish Airlines, SAS, Royal Jordanian, Iberia, ANA, Lufthansa, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival 3:20PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 4:57AM UTC

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.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Chicago to Columbus now?
Check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most useful information on travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when flying from Chicago to Columbus.
Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to Columbus?
Get ready to book, because there are two airlines that offer direct flights from Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH). Lock in a fantastic deal with United Airlines or American Airlines.
What is the shortest flight from Chicago to Columbus?
It can take just 1 hour and 14 minutes to get from O’Hare Airport to John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH). Buckle up and enjoy the service, because you’ll be landing before long.
What airlines fly from Chicago to Columbus most frequently?
United Airlines (UA) is one of the airlines with the most flights from Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.). It offers 182 services each month on this route. Taking a vacation is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and this carrier will get you to your destination quickly and safely. If you want to broaden your options, have a look at the price of tickets with American Airlines (AA), which offers 169 flights from Chicago to Columbus 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 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. 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 from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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