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Route Information for Flights from Chicago to Columbia

Origin Airport IATA Code CHI
Destination Airport IATA Code CAE
Distance 665 mi
Direct Flight Airlines United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 9:01PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 1:49AM UTC

Flights from Chicago to Columbia

Airports in Chicago

The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Chicago Airport Parking

Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.

Chicago Airport Transportation

There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.

Chicago Airport Restaurants

Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.

Airports in Columbia

Columbia Metropolitan Airport in West Columbia, South Carolina, services more than 1.2 million passengers annually. One of the best ways to find cheap flights to Columbia is to check Orbitz.com, which searches hundreds of flights to ensure you get the best deal. Located approximately 10 miles from downtown Columbia, this airport is serviced by Delta, American Eagle, US Airways and United.

Transportation From the Airport

When your flight lands at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, you can take a taxi to the hotel of your choice. If you want to rent a car to make traveling around the city easier during your stay, you can check for package deals that include low-cost flights to Columbia, hotel rooms and rental cars on Orbitz.com. Many of the larger hotels near the airport offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

Weather in Columbia

Daytime temperatures in Columbia are fairly mild during the winter months, with highs in the 50s. During the summer, the weather is hot with highs in the 80s to 90s. Nighttime lows rarely dip lower than the upper 30s during the winter and the 60s during the summer. If you are traveling during the summer months, bring an umbrella or rain coat, as pop-up showers are possible.

Colombia's Major Attractions

Once you book cheap flights to Columbia on Orbitz.com, you will have to decide what to do. You can go to the award-winning Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. You may also want to visit the State Museum or find sales on tickets to a production at one of the many theatres in the area.

Flights from Chicago to Columbia - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Chicago to Columbia now?

Check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most up-to-date info on travel restrictions and quarantine when catching a flight from Chicago to Columbia.

Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to Columbia?

Yep, United Airlines will fly you nonstop from Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), so you won't have to stress about long layovers or missing your next flight.

What is the shortest flight from Chicago to Columbia?

It can take as little as 2 hours and 47 minutes to travel from O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) to Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Settle in and enjoy the journey, because you’ll be disembarking before you know it.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Columbia most frequently?

United Airlines operates the most services from Chicago to Columbia, with 60 flights every month.

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

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 Columbia 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 Columbia with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Columbia 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 2020 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 the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

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 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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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.