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Fares from $49 One Way, $97 Round Trip from Chicago to Columbia

Prices starting at $97 for return flights and $49 for one-way flights to Columbia were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from Chicago to Columbia - Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to Columbia?

Start packing those bags, because there are two carriers that offer direct flights from Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to Columbia, MO Airport (COU-Columbia Regional). Check out the fares with American Airlines and United Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Chicago to Columbia?

The trip from Chicago to Columbia can be as quick as 1 hour and 18 minutes. With an easy flight time like this, why not round up some friends and take off on a spur-of-the-moment getaway?

What airlines fly from Chicago to Columbia most frequently?

Consider booking a flight with American Airlines (AA), which flies frequently along this route. This airline operates 56 flights each month between Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) and Columbia, MO Airport (COU-Columbia Regional). If you'd like some more options, look up the prices with United Airlines (UA), which operates 37 flights from Chicago to Columbia each month.

Route Information for Flights from Chicago to Columbia

Origin Airport IATA CodeCHI
Destination Airport IATA CodeJEF
Distance402 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, SAS, Iberia, ANA, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival3:46PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival2:28AM 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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com 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.