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

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More About Flying To Chicago from Columbus

Flights from Columbus to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Columbus to Chicago?

There certainly are, which is great news if you're not a massive fan of stopovers. American Airlines and United Airlines operate nonstop flights from Columbus, OH Airport (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.).

What is the shortest flight from Columbus to Chicago?

It can take just 1 hour and 18 minutes to jet from Columbus, OH Airport (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Settle in and enjoy the journey, because you'll be landing in next to no time.

What airlines fly from Columbus to Chicago most frequently?

Look up American Airlines (AA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Columbus, OH Airport (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). It operates 140 services on this route each month and is a favorite among travelers. United Airlines (UA) will also fly you to your destination in comfort and style. Offering 124 flights per month between Columbus and Chicago, it's another popular airline to look into.

Route Information for Flights from Columbus to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeCMH
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance295 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, JAL, Alaska Airlines, SAS, ANA, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival11:23AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival8:34PM UTC

Flights Review

Mar 13, 2020

WiFi does not work very well

Mar 4, 2020

Only disappointed that I was required to check my carry-on bag without prior notification since I was the last group to board. There was an open spot right above my seat too. Should not offer carryon option when purchasing ticket if this is going to happen anyway.

Jan 24, 2020

No issues. Asked to have my seat changed and it was. Only problem was my TSA didn't show up on my boarding pass even though I put in my known traveler number. Ticket agent fixed it

Dec 23, 2019

Captan was great, plane landed in Istanbul very smoothly, without saying a bit!

Dec 15, 2019

Thank you! Merry Christmas!

Nov 19, 2019

I had my hat over my eyes and my earphones in and the staff left me alone. Great service A+++!

Nov 9, 2019

Thank you for giving us cookies on a barely 1 hours flight and beverage service!!!

Oct 18, 2019

Very efficient flying process. The staff were friendly.

Oct 17, 2019

The baggage policy makes no sense

Sep 1, 2019

Smooth ride and landing

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Columbus Airport Information

Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Columbus, Ohio, for your next trip. Columbus is served by the Port Columbus International Airport, located at 4600 International Gateway. It is about six miles east of the city center. It has three terminals and 44 gates. Domestic and international flights are provided by over 20 airlines, including the American Eagle Network, United, American Airlines and US Airways.

Airport Parking Information

The Port Columbus Airport has three lots and a garage available for parking with complimentary shuttles. Fees are from $4 to $9 per day for long-term parking and $2 to $3 per hour for short-term parking. There is also bicycle parking and a cellphone lot.

Ground Transportation Information

Metered taxis are available to transport you to the airport. The fare from downtown Columbus to the airport is approximately $25. There are also daily shuttles from the downtown area. Columbus also has bus service. The fare is $2.00 one-way or $4.50 for an all-day pass. Not only can Orbitz.com help you plan your air travel, it can also help you plan your ground transportation.

Columbus Airport Restaurants

There are many restaurant options available at the Port Columbus International Airport, so you can grab a bite to eat while waiting for your flight. Er King, Cold Stone Creamery, Tim Hortons and many more ensure that there will be something that everyone likes. There are also shops, so you can purchase anything you forgot to pack. Checking Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Columbus is your best bet for finding bargain tickets.

Airports in Chicago

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.

Transportation from the Airport

Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.

Weather in Chicago

Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

Highlights and Attractions

Orbitz.com not only helps you find cheap flights to Chicago, but can also help you purchase tickets to the Sears Tower or make reservations for guided city tours.

^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.