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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Columbus, OH, United States - CHI to CMH

Popular flights from Chicago to Columbus

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 6, 2016 May 9, 2016 $168
May 7, 2016 May 9, 2016 $168
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $183

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to Columbus (CHI to CMH)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Columbus, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $182.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to Columbus (CHI to CMH)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Chicago to Columbus based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Chicago to Columbus

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Chicago to Columbus should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $168 $396
7-14 days $190 $294
14-21 days $184 $289
21-30 days $183 $289
30-60 days $183 $289
60-90 days $208 $321
90+ days $185 $294

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Columbus

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Chicago to Columbus.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$190 $184 $185 $190 $168 $168 $185

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to Columbus

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Chicago to Columbus.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Chicago Columbus American 5/6/16 5/9/16 0 $168
June Chicago Columbus American 6/4/16 6/11/16 0 $183
July Chicago Columbus American 7/21/16 7/24/16 0 $208
August Chicago Columbus American 8/27/16 8/28/16 0 $197
September Chicago Columbus United 9/25/16 9/29/16 0 $202
October Chicago Columbus American 10/5/16 10/8/16 0 $185
December Chicago Columbus American 12/19/16 12/27/16 0 $209
February Chicago Columbus American 2/16/17 2/20/17 0 $209

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Chicago to Columbus

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Chicago to Columbus.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$321
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$321 $190
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$190 $185
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$185 $190
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$190 $197
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$197

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Chicago to Columbus (CHI to CMH)

Your Chicago to Columbus flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Chicago to Columbus is $290.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Columbus is $185.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to Columbus.

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to Columbus
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 10 9 10 10 10 7 8 07:20 21:49
United 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 07:45 21:17

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to Columbus (CHI to CMH)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Chicago to Columbus. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Chicago to Columbus is $92.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Columbus is $185.

Chicago to Columbus Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to Columbus?
Answer: The average Chicago to Columbus flight time is an hour and 16 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and Columbus?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Columbus is 295 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Columbus?
Answer: There are 95 direct flights from Chicago to Columbus.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to Columbus?
Answer: American Airlines provides 62% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Columbus.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Columbus?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Columbus (CHI to CMH)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to Columbus with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Chicago to Columbus.

Chicago to Columbus
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
Delta DTW X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAD X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest STL X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Chicago and Columbus, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $94
Chicago to Washington American, Alaska, Frontier, United $88
Chicago to Detroit American, United $175
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $137
Chicago to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $71
Chicago to Cleveland American, United $197
Chicago to Cincinnati American, Public Charters, United $347
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $107
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $167
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $87
Chicago to Pittsburgh American, Frontier, United $106
Chicago to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Frontier, Spirit, United $48

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to Toronto Air Choice One, American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Public Charters, Porter, United, WestJet, Great Lakes $227
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Columbus, OH, United States, from $168 Round trip from CHI to CMH