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Low Season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
January
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$282
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$186
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chicago to Columbus

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $186 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chicago to Columbus was found 38 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 9% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Chicago to Columbus Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to Columbus take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 12m, covering a distance of 280 miles.
How many flights are there between Chicago and Columbus?
There are 745 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Columbus per week, averaging 112 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Columbus?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($157), American Airlines ($171) and Delta ($174).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Columbus?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and Columbus?
American Airlines (17 times daily), United (16 times daily), Alaska Airlines (12 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to Columbus?
For Chicago to Columbus, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Columbus back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago to Columbus (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$157
only
$157
$174
only
$174
Destination
Columbus
$157
only
$157
Sat, Mar 10
ORD
CMH
1h 19m
Tue, Mar 13
CMH
ORD
1h 29m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jul 17
ORD
CMH
1h 28m
Mon, Jul 23
CMH
ORD
1h 16m
Trip: 7 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ORD
CMH
Mediocre 2.0

worst experience. Airplane people not so good

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

PHX
GEG
Good 7.3

The crew was friendly and informative. They were very helpful. The

The seats were uncomfortable. They were hard and so narrow I had to sit crooked in the seat to keep from getting banged into by the service carts and every person going by to the bathrooms. I'm not tiny, but I'm not huge either, it was just overcrowded. It was also very hot in the airplane the entire way from Phoenix to Spokane. My husband, who is always cold, was even hot.

DFW
FLL
Excellent 8.0

No issues at all

N/A

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

Tue, Mar 13
MDW
CMH
4h 30m
Wed, Mar 14
CMH
MDW
3h 22m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

Tue, Apr 3
ORD
CMH
1h 23m
Wed, Apr 4
CMH
ORD
1h 22m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Aug 19
ORD
CMH
1h 18m
Mon, Aug 27
CMH
ORD
1h 16m
Trip: 9 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

ORD
CMH
Mediocre 2.0

worst experience. Airplane people not so good

ORD
CMH
Excellent 10.0

As usual, the Cathay Pacific staff were awesome and very professional. Never hesitated to serve the passengers with infants/kids and elderly people. My overall experience was great!! Thank you to all staff!!

LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

Tue, May 22
ORD
CMH
1h 21m
Sat, May 26
CMH
ORD
1h 24m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 17
MDW
CMH
5h 23m
Wed, Apr 18
CMH
MDW
3h 02m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a short flight

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

BOS
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

Wed, Jun 6
ORD
CMH
1h 13m
Wed, Jun 13
CMH
ORD
1h 22m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jun 6
MDW
CMH
5h 31m
Wed, Jun 13
CMH
MDW
3h 24m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

Thu, Apr 5
ORD
CMH
1h 22m
Sat, Apr 7
CMH
ORD
1h 26m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 30
MDW
CMH
4h 27m
Sun, Jun 3
CMH
MDW
4h 15m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

Tue, Jul 31
MDW
CMH
3h 13m
Wed, Aug 8
CMH
MDW
3h 01m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

Fri, Jun 8
ORD
CMH
1h 13m
Sun, Jun 10
CMH
ORD
1h 32m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Aug 18
MDW
CMH
2h 46m
Sun, Aug 26
CMH
MDW
4h 19m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

BOS
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

Fri, Feb 23
ORD
CMH
1h 12m
Mon, Feb 26
CMH
ORD
1h 23m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 25
MDW
CMH
3h 11m
Tue, Feb 27
CMH
MDW
5h 49m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

Fri, Jun 8
MDW
CMH
3h 31m
Sun, Jun 10
CMH
MDW
3h 24m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a short flight

BOS
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

Sun, Feb 18
ORD
CMH
1h 21m
Mon, Feb 19
CMH
ORD
1h 29m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 17
MDW
CMH
3h 10m
Sun, Feb 18
CMH
MDW
3h 30m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

BOS
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

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Chicago to Columbus Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 21m
Flights Arrive in Columbus
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price $157
Distance 280 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Delta
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