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Flights from Chicago to Columbus, United States Last modified: Sep 25, 2016 12:57 AM

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Chicago to Columbus Last modified: Sep 25, 2016 12:57 AM

We've scanned 23,629,223,180 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Chicago to Columbus. United & American frequently offer the best deals on Chicago to Columbus flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

United
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Thu 11/24
nonstop
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Tue 11/29
nonstop
$127
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American
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Thu 11/24
nonstop
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Tue 11/29
nonstop
$174
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How Much is a Flight from Chicago to Columbus?

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 $174.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Chicago to Columbus?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Chicago to Columbus?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Chicago to Columbus.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $317 $445
7-14 days $197 $291
14-21 days $197 $245
21-30 days $197 $302
30-60 days $127 $245
60-90 days $127 $245
90+ days $197 $264

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Columbus

We've examined 23,636,053,052 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to Columbus is Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$162 $197 $197 $127 $162 $172 $197

Compare Flight Prices from Chicago to Columbus by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Chicago to Columbus flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Chicago Columbus American 9/29/16 10/1/16 0 $480
October Chicago Columbus American 10/4/16 10/6/16 0 $197
November Chicago Columbus United 11/24/16 11/29/16 0 $127
December Chicago Columbus American 12/2/16 12/4/16 0 $197
January Chicago Columbus United 1/28/17 1/30/17 0 $197
February Chicago Columbus United 2/9/17 2/16/17 0 $197
March Chicago Columbus American 3/2/17 3/7/17 0 $197

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chicago to Columbus

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Chicago to Columbus. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$317
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$317 $197
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$197 $197
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$197 $197
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$197 $197
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$197

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chicago to Columbus

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 $278.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to Columbus is $150.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Chicago to Columbus - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 9 9 9 9 9 6 9 07:15 21:45
United 6 6 6 7 6 4 6 07:50 21:15
Southwest 7 7 7 7 7 4 6 06:10 21:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Chicago to Columbus

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 not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Columbus is $150.

Chicago to Columbus Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Chicago to Columbus?
Answer: The average Chicago to Columbus flight time is an hour and 14 minutes.
Question: How far is Columbus from Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Columbus is 282 miles (453 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Columbus?
Answer: There are 145 direct flights from Chicago to Columbus.
Question: What are the most popular Chicago airlines for direct flights from Chicago to Columbus?
Answer: American Airlines provides 41% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Columbus.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Columbus?
Answer: Washington, DC

Airlines in Chicago flying to Columbus Last modified: Sep 25, 2016 12:57 AMNumber of routes searched: 109Number of itineraries searched: 226,680

Wondering which airlines fly out of Chicago to Columbus? We've gathered the average price of Chicago airlines with flights to Columbus. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Chicago to Columbus
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
United IAD
Delta DTW
Delta MSP
Delta ATL
American DCA
American PHL
American CLT
American LGA
United EWR

Chicago to Columbus Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chicago and Columbus. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Spirit, United $107
Flights from Chicago to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, United $87
Flights from Chicago to Detroit American, Delta $204
Flights from Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $107
Flights from Chicago to Atlanta American, Delta, Spirit, United $87
Flights from Chicago to Cleveland American, Delta $209
Flights from Chicago to Cincinnati American, Delta, Public Charters $155
Flights from Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $117
Flights from Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Spirit $87
Flights from Chicago to Pittsburgh American, Delta, Frontier $49
Flights from Chicago to Minneapolis - St Paul Delta, Spirit $80

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Chicago to Toronto American, Air Canada, Delta, Porter, United, WestJet $214
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Columbus