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Route Information for Flights from Columbus to New York

Origin Airport IATA Code CMH
Destination Airport IATA Code NYC
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If you want to swap Columbus, ‘the biggest small town in America’, for the ‘Big Apple’ of New York then make sure you book with Orbitz. We offer all the best prices on domestic travel so you’ll be sure to find a cheap flight.

Popular Routes from Columbus to New York

There are around 20 flights from John Glenn Columbus International into New York every day, and you can choose from any of the Big Apple’s three main airports – John F Kennedy International, LaGuardia or Newark.

Airlines including American, American Eagle and United Express operate flights from Columbus to New York.

The Flight from Columbus to New York

It takes just under two hours to make the 480-mile journey from Columbus to New York by air, however the plane will only be in the air for around 80 minutes, with the rest of the journey time spent taxiing.

Rather than flying in a straight line from Columbus to New York most planes head northeast after takeoff, rather than due east, towards Lake Erie. They then follow a loop north of Pittsburgh and across to New York. This route takes you over the Allegheny Mountains and across Pennsylvania. The exact flight path will depend on weather conditions and other air traffic.

The flight is domestic, so US citizens will not need a passport, although you will need some form of photo ID to board the plane. Non-US citizens will need a passport. It is advisable to get to the airport well in advance of your scheduled departure time, especially if you will be checking in luggage. And remember that some airlines do not include bags in the ticket price, so be sure to establish whether you need to pay extra for checked suitcases and backpacks.

Columbus Airport was renamed in 2016 in honor of astronaut and US Senator John Glenn and underwent an $80m renovation. It is the second biggest airport in Ohio, with 7.5 million passengers a year and flights to dozens of destinations in the US, Canada and Mexico.

It is easy to get to the airport, which lies six miles east of downtown Columbus, close to the I-670 and I-270. There are regular buses from the city center and plenty of parking if you drive.

Once at the airport there is lots to do before you board your flight. John Glenn airport has a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops, including a PGA Tour shop for golf fans. Alternatively, you can prepare for your flight with a massage.

When you arrive at New York there are plenty of ways to get into the city center. Most flights arrive at LaGuardia, which lies between Queens to the south and the Bronx to the north. It is not on the New York subway system but there are buses, taxis and hire cars available at the airport.

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Flights from Columbus to New York - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Columbus to New York now?

Head to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most useful info on quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when catching a flight from Columbus to New York.

Are there non-stop flights from Columbus to New York?

Start packing that suitcase, because there are two airlines that offer nonstop flights from John Glenn Intl. Airport to LGA. Check out the deals with Delta and American Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Columbus to New York?

It can take as little as 2 hours and 18 minutes. If you think your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' instead of flying, you'll enjoy the journey from Columbus, OH Airport (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.) to Newark Airport.

What airlines fly from Columbus to New York most frequently?

Delta (DL) is one of the airlines with the most flights from John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) to LaGuardia Airport. It offers 78 services on this route every month. Taking a vacation is one of life's biggest pleasures, and this carrier will get you where you need to go. Also look into the deals from American Airlines (AA). Offering 65 flights every month between Columbus and New York, they'll ensure your journey is just as good as the destination.

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

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 New York 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 New York with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to New York 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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