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Fares from $80 One Way, $161 Round Trip from Raleigh to Columbus

Prices starting at $161 for return flights and $80 for one-way flights to Columbus 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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Cheap Flights from Raleigh

Searching for cheap flights from Raleigh is simple with Orbitz.com. If travelers are working with a fixed budget, they can find affordable flights by checking the airfares of multiple airlines all at once. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) offers direct flights to at least 40 domestic and international destinations on a daily basis. Airlines include American Airlines, Delta Airlines, jetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and a number of others. The airport is located approximately 15 miles from downtown Raleigh at 2400 West Terminal Blvd. in Morrisville, NC. Use the Orbitz.com trip planner feature to help you figure out the detail of your visit to this airport.

Airport Parking Information

RDU offers a number of parking options to travelers, including both hourly and daily parking. Hourly parking rates are $1 per hour, with a $24 daily maximum. The daily parking rate is $2 per hour with a $12 per day maximum. Travelers also have the option to use Park & Ride which is just $6 a day.

Airport Transportation Information

There are a variety of transportation options to choose from at this airport. Passengers can choose from taxi and limousine services, as well as shuttle buses and rental cars. There are also transportation connections with the local train and bus stations in the area. The Triangle Transit bus system operates from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and costs $2 per trip.

RDU Restaurant Options

There are numerous dining options available to RDU passengers. The airport has restaurants that include seafood, sandwiches, burgers, fries, pastries, salads and much more. Among the many dining options available in Terminal 2 is the Five Guys restaurant. Five Guys specializes in freshly made burgers and fries and is open from 5 a.m. until the last flight. Other dining options in this terminal include Brueger's Bagel, 42nd Street Oyster Bar and California Pizza Kitchen. AJ's Tavern in Terminal 1 is also open from 5 a.m. until the last flight. This restaurant has a variety of sandwiches, salads and drinks on its menu. Other Terminal 1 restaurants include Cinnabon, Carvel, Starbucks and Green Leaf's. Orbitz.com can help you plan your trip and find you the best cheap flights from Raleigh.

Port Columbus International Airport

If you're looking for domestic flights to Columbus, Orbitz.com can help you find the best deal. Port Columbus International Airport is located at 4600 International Gateway, approximately 9 miles from downtown Columbus. Seven airlines service the airport-United Airlines, Southwest, US Airways, American Airlines, Delta, Air Canada and AirTran Airways.

Transportation From the Airport

The Central Ohio Transit Authority operates bus services that run from the airport to downtown Columbus. Bus fare costs $2. Taxicabs are also available at the airport. Cab fare costs $2.75 for the first 1/9 of a mile and $.45 for each 2/9 of a mile after that. There is also a $3 surcharge for all taxicabs transporting passengers from the airport. Cab fare to the downtown area typically costs between $23 and $28. If you want access to your own vehicle, Orbitz.com can reserve a rental car for you.

Weather in Columbus

During the winter months, the temperatures in Columbus are typically in the high 20s or low 30s. The weather warms up in the summer, and temperatures are usually in the mid-80s. If you use Orbitz.com to book your trip in April or October, you'll have nice weather and save money, because it's not considered a peak travel time.

Highlights and Attractions

Each year, in July, Columbus hosts the Ohio State Fair. Other area attractions include the Central Ohio Fire Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art and the Wyandotte Winery. The Orbitz.com website does more than find flights to Columbus; it also finds discounts on hotels and allows you to purchase tickets to area attractions.

Flights from Raleigh to Columbus - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Raleigh to Columbus?

Choose your ideal travel dates, because there is. You can get from Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) to Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.) in one easy trip with Delta Air Lines.

What is the shortest flight from Raleigh to Columbus?

It can zip by in as little as 1 hour and 23 minutes. If you're a firm believer that your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' instead of flying, you'll enjoy the trip from Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) to Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.).

What airlines fly from Raleigh (and vicinity) to Columbus (and vicinity) most frequently?

Delta is the most frequent airline operating on the Raleigh (and vicinity) to Columbus (and vicinity) route. You can choose from 37 flights per month with this carrier.

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

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 Columbus 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 Columbus with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Columbus 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 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. 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 February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

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 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^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.