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Fares from $88 One Way, $173 Round Trip from Richmond to Columbus

Prices starting at $173 for return flights and $88 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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Finding Flights from Richmond to Columbus

Flying From Richmond International Airport

Researching cheap flights from Richmond, VA, is simple when you use the tools offered by Orbitz.com. The site makes it easy to search for plane tickets from a number of airlines, helping you get a great deal. Located seven miles southeast of the city, the airport offers services to destinations around the US and abroad from a wide range of major airlines:

  • Air Canada
  • AirTran
  • American
  • Bahamasair
  • Delta
  • JetBlue
  • United
  • US Airways
Getting to Richmond International Airport

It is easy to reach the airport from two major Richmond area highways. If traveling on Interstate 64, take exit 197A, and if driving on Interstate 295, use exit 31.

A variety of parking options are available at the airport. Economy parking is a bargain at $7 per day, and it requires riding on a shuttle from the parking lot to the terminal. Daily surface and garage parking is found within walking distance of the building, and this is $12 per day. For the ultimate in convenience, valet parking at $20 per day is available. Off-site parking is also available near the airport at businesses like Park 'N Go.

In addition to driving your own vehicle, the airport can be reached by taxis and limousines. City bus routes 7 and 56 also offer a ride to the airport from downtown Richmond for just $1.50.

Amenities at the Airport

A variety of restaurants offer food service at the airport. Caribou Coffee has locations in concourse A and B and offers breakfast items to complement its beverage offerings. Vito's Market and Sam Adams Celebrates Richmond are two other fine options. If time is an issue, grabbing a snack to bring on board your flight from Hudson News may be worth considering. Fliers using Richmond International Airport can use Orbitz.com to find cheap flights from Richmond to their destinations.

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 Richmond to Columbus - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Richmond to Columbus?

There aren't any direct flights between these destinations. But American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines can fly you from Richmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.) to Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.) with only one stopover.

What is the shortest flight from Richmond to Columbus?

It can take just 1 hour and 55 minutes to get from Richmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.) to Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.). Kick back and enjoy the journey, because you'll be strolling through arrivals in no time.

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.