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

Popular flights from Columbus to Chicago

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 18, 2016 May 18, 2016 $179
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $183

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Columbus to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $186.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Columbus to Chicago 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 Columbus to Chicago

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $415 $384
7-14 days $179 $288
14-21 days $179 $288
21-30 days $185 $287
30-60 days $185 $290
60-90 days $208 $302
90+ days $183 $290

Cheapest Day To Fly from Columbus to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$190 $185 $179 $190 $194 $185 $185

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Columbus to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Columbus Chicago American 5/18/16 5/18/16 0 $179
June Columbus Chicago American 6/4/16 6/11/16 0 $185
July Columbus Chicago American 7/10/16 7/13/16 0 $208
August Columbus Chicago American 8/27/16 8/27/16 0 $183
September Columbus Chicago American 9/3/16 9/14/16 0 $185
October Columbus Chicago United 10/26/16 11/2/16 0 $185
November Columbus Chicago American 11/9/16 11/16/16 0 $209
December Columbus Chicago American 12/16/16 12/18/16 0 $209

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

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 Columbus to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$425
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$425 $425
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$425 $185
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$185 $185
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$185 $190
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$190

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

Your Columbus to Chicago 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 Columbus to Chicago is $286.

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

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Columbus to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 9 9 9 10 9 7 9 06:00 20:15
United 8 7 6 6 6 4 4 06:05 19:49

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

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 Columbus to Chicago. 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 Columbus to Chicago is $92.

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

Columbus to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Columbus to Chicago?
Answer: The average Columbus to Chicago flight time is an hour and 24 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Columbus and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Columbus to Chicago is 295 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Columbus to Chicago?
Answer: There are 94 direct flights from Columbus to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Columbus to Chicago?
Answer: American Airlines provides 62% of the non-stop flights between Columbus and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Columbus to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Columbus to Chicago (CMH to CHI)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Columbus to Chicago 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 Columbus to Chicago.

Columbus to Chicago
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 BNA X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Columbus and Chicago, 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 Columbus - CMH

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Columbus to Milwaukee American, United $254
Columbus to Atlanta American, United $213
Columbus to New York American, United $168

Cheap Domestic Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Detroit to Chicago American, United $174
Pittsburgh to Chicago American, Frontier, United $108
Cleveland to Chicago American, United $168
Cincinnati to Chicago American, Public Charters, United $327
Louisville to Chicago American, United $143
Akron - Canton to Chicago United $237
Indianapolis to Chicago American, United $97
Dayton to Chicago American, United $97
Lexington to Chicago American, United $185
Toledo to Chicago American $298
Ft Wayne to Chicago American, United $170
Charleston to Chicago United $420
Huntington to Chicago American, United $448
Detroit to New York American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $97
Detroit to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $87
Detroit to Milwaukee United $371
Pittsburgh to Milwaukee American, Primair, United $271
Cleveland to Milwaukee American, United $168
Pittsburgh to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue $286
Detroit to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Spirit, United $107
Indianapolis to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $88
Indianapolis to Milwaukee American, United $273
Pittsburgh to Atlanta American, Frontier, United $118
Cleveland to Atlanta American, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Cleveland to New York American, JetBlue, United $168
Louisville to Milwaukee American, United $248

Cheap International Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Windsor to Chicago Air Canada, Porter, United, WestJet $339
Cheap Flights from Columbus to Chicago, IL, United States, from $179 Round trip from CMH to CHI