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Fares from $99 One Way, $193 Round Trip from Columbia to Chicago

Prices starting at $193 for return flights and $99 for one-way flights to Chicago 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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More About Flying To Chicago from Columbia

Flights from Columbia to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Columbia to Chicago?

There sure is. United Airlines offers direct flights from Columbia, SC Airport (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which makes getting from Columbia to Chicago a breeze.

What is the shortest flight from Columbia to Chicago?

The trip from Columbia to Chicago can be as quick as 2 hours and 17 minutes. With a leisurely flight time like this, why not round up some friends and take off on a spur-of-the-moment getaway?

What airlines fly from Columbia to Chicago most frequently?

United Airlines is the most frequent airline servicing the Columbia to Chicago route. You can select from 52 flights each month with this carrier.

Route Information for Flights from Columbia to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeCAE
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance665 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesUnited Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival12:14PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival12:14PM UTC

Flights Review

Nov 20, 2019

Make sure to download the United App for in flight entertainment before you board the plane.

Dec 1, 2018

The line on my second boarding took a while; not sure if that could have been avoided.

Mar 5, 2018

I was told my plane would co.e i at the same terminal in Chicago as the one I was to connect to.going to Colorado Springs. It didn't! I, at 71 with a 5 yr old and a small.bag, had to RUN aboit 2.5 mikes from one terminal to another. It took me almost 25 minutes and onky made my flight because the plane was delayed. IT WAS AWFUL! I have not had to do that in years!! And No, there were no transportation carriers around. Awful! United should be ashame.

Cheap Flights from Columbia to Chicago

Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Locating cheap flights from Columbia may seem like a challenge, but Orbitz.com helps travelers search a variety of domestic and international flights from the city at one time to locate discount airfares. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is located seven and a half miles from downtown Columbia at 3250 Airport Boulevard, West Columbia, South Carolina, and it is serviced by four major airlines:, American Eagle, Delta, United Airlines and US Airways.

Parking at the Airport

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers a multilevel garage, with a maximum daily fee of $12, and a surface lot, with a maximum daily fee of $8. Shorter-term parking fees are assessed in 20-minute increments. Travelers also have the option of paying a weekly rate of $66 for parking. Shuttle services provide transportation to and from the parking areas.

Transportation to the Airport

Orbitz.com helps travelers book car rentals to travel to the airport. To avoid parking fees, travelers can drop the cars off at designated locations before boarding their flights. Nearby hotels offer free shuttle services to and from the airport. Limo and sedan rentals are available by the hour as well. Taxi services provide metered transportation, and the city bus is available at a flat rate.

Restaurants at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Travelers who arrive at the airport early may decide to grab a bite to eat before boarding the plane. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers a variety of restaurant options for breakfast, including Gleaton's Restaurant, which offers a selection of breakfast items and coffee, and Creative Croissants, which serves gourmet coffee, croissants and pastries. To see all the airport has to offer, begin by booking cheap flights from Columbia through Orbitz.com.

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.