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Route Information for Flights from Chicago to Columbia

Origin Airport IATA Code CHI
Destination Airport IATA Code JEF
Distance 314 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, Qatar Airways, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 7:02PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 2:01AM UTC

Finding 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.

Columbia Regional Airport

When you book cheap flights to Columbia, you will be flying to the Columbia Regional Airport. This small Missouri airport sees around 40,000 passengers each year, and all of these passengers book flights on Delta Connection planes because this is the airport's only airline. Although you might wait months for the airline to offer sales on tickets, Orbitz.com offers low prices every day. With Orbitz.com, you can even save money on a hotel room or on a rental car to drive the 12 miles to downtown Columbia.

Cars, Taxis, and Shuttles

As you walk through the airport, keep your eyes peeled for Enterprise or Hertz, as these two rental car agencies both have offices there. There are nine taxi cab companies servicing the airport, including Tiger Taxi, Economy Cab Company, and American Taxi, and you can find these cabs waiting outside the terminal. Stoney Creek Inn and Courtyard by Marriott offer free shuttle service for guests staying at the hotels.

Mild Winters and Warm Summers

Winters in Columbia are generally mild, with temperatures in the low to mid-40s, although temperatures can also drop to freezing. The summers usually have higher temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s, with temperatures sometimes dropping into the 60s.

Festivals and Fairs

Depending on when you visit, you might have the chance to experience some of the great low-cost or free festivals and fairs in Columbia. The Citizen Jane Film Festival, the Family Fun Fest, and Hot Summer Nights are just a few of the events that keep tourists coming back every year. With the cheap flights to Columbia offered by Orbitz.com, you can easily afford to come back multiple times for every event that peaks your interest.

Flights from Chicago to Columbia - Frequently Asked Questions

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

If you're puzzled about travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when flying from Chicago to Columbia, go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.

Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to Columbia?

American Airlines and United Airlines operate nonstop flights from O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) to St. Louis, MO Airport (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.), which means you won't need to worry about switching planes or being hopelessly bored on a stopover.

What is the shortest flight from Chicago to Columbia?

Leave that epic movie for another day, because the flight from Chicago to Columbia can take as little as 2 hours and 51 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Columbia most frequently?

American Airlines (AA) is one of the carriers with the most flights from ORD to STL. It offers 173 services on this route each month. Taking off on a vacation is one of life's greatest pleasures, and this carrier will get you to your destination quickly and safely. Alternatively, lock in your favorite aisle (or window) seat with United Airlines (UA). You'll have 152 monthly flights between Chicago and Columbia to choose from with this carrier.

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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