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Low Season:
December
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
September
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$354
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$234
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $234 or less.
The cheapest flight from Philadelphia to Columbus was found 79 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be August, September and October. The cheapest month to fly is December.
Morning departure is around 10% more expensive 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 Philadelphia to Columbus Flights

How long does a flight from Philadelphia to Columbus take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 36m, covering a distance of 405 miles.
How many flights are there between Philadelphia and Columbus?
There are 126 (nonstop) flights between Philadelphia and Columbus per week, averaging 18 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Philadelphia to Columbus?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($206), Multiple Airlines ($231) and American Airlines ($337).
Do I need a passport to fly between Philadelphia and Columbus?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Philadelphia and Columbus?
American Airlines (11 times daily), British Airways (6 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Philadelphia to Columbus?
For Philadelphia to Columbus, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Columbus back to Philadelphia, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Philadelphia
$206
only
$206
Destination
Columbus
$206
only
$206
Mon, Mar 5
PHL
CMH
7h 13m
Tue, Mar 6
CMH
PHL
26h 41m
Trip: 2 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
EWR
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

They scam you into buying everything.

MSY
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Every thing

MCO
DFW
Mediocre 2.6

I liked getting to my destination safely.

I didn’t like the incredibly packed Spirit Airline checkin area with little to no staff for assistance. The one or two that were there were not very approachable or helpful. The worst part was my flight being delayed for one hour due to “flight staff not available” to fly. To add insult to injury, the news of the delay was not posted in the airport departure screens nor on the spirit website/app.

SEA
LAS
Excellent 9.3

It was clean, and I felt like I got a good deal and the staff was very friendly

The other passengers were interesting... lots of swearing, I wouldn’t take my kids on one of these flights

PHL
MCO
Okay 5.0

Spirit charges for bags BOTH ways

Sat, Feb 24
PHL
CMH
8h 59m
Wed, Feb 28
CMH
PHL
6h 33m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 12
PHL
CMH
1h 41m
Thu, Apr 19
CMH
PHL
1h 40m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
DFW
FLL
Excellent 8.0

No issues at all

N/A

SAT
PHL
Excellent 8.0

I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!

DFW
SAN
Okay 5.3

Direct flight from desired origin to destination Boarding by zones

Uncomfortable, small, seat space with inadequate legroom. Lack of personal entertainment options. Paid extra for earlier boarding group which only benefited me by about 5 people. (NOT WORTH IT!) Lack of complimentary food options. (Pay for everything)

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.

Thu, Mar 8
PHL
CMH
3h 34m
Tue, Mar 13
CMH
PHL
5h 17m
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
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
ATL
Okay 4.0

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

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

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
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

Mon, Mar 5
PHL
CMH
7h 13m
Wed, Mar 7
CMH
PHL
14h 38m
Trip: 3 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Only one security line and didn’t get a seat until everyone boarded even though I already had a ticket that I pre ordered

SEA
LAS
Excellent 9.3

It was clean, and I felt like I got a good deal and the staff was very friendly

The other passengers were interesting... lots of swearing, I wouldn’t take my kids on one of these flights

DEN
IAH
Good 6.0

I liked it much better before priceline took over

I don't like the fact that I can no longer print my boarding pass before I get to the airport

MSP
PHX
Okay 4.0

Flight from MSP to PHX was delayed an hour, which messed up our transportation down there. Minimal word was given, at time of boarding they then delayed 30 min, then when that time expired they added another 30. VERY UNORGINIZED, and unprofessional. Terrible service, terrible airline, don't be tricked by 5% cheaper fairs... they suck!

They canceled our flight home from PHX to MSP, they blamed weather in DFW, which is bull, there were many other airlines flying out of DFW that morning. Because they blamed weather, there was no compensation for screwed up schedules. The next available flight was 2.5 DAYS later!! no other options, it was ridiculous... they were no help to get rebooked on another airline, or even driving to another airport... horrible all around. We ended up driving to Mesa Gateway, flying Alegiant Air to Fargo, renting a car, driving 5.5 hours back to MSP to get our car, then 2.5 hours home again. But it's all good, Spirit refunded that leg of our fare... $220... we spent over $750 to get home by 1am, when we should have been there by early afternoon. DONT EVER FLY SPIRIT - THEY'RE THE WORST...

EWR
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

They scam you into buying everything.

Wed, Feb 21
PHL
CMH
7h 13m
Wed, Feb 28
CMH
PHL
6h 33m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
PHL
CMH
7h 13m
Fri, Mar 2
CMH
PHL
26h 41m
Trip: 3 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
PHL
MCO
Okay 5.0

Spirit charges for bags BOTH ways

DEN
IAH
Good 6.0

I liked it much better before priceline took over

I don't like the fact that I can no longer print my boarding pass before I get to the airport

LGA
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Only one security line and didn’t get a seat until everyone boarded even though I already had a ticket that I pre ordered

MCO
DFW
Mediocre 2.6

I liked getting to my destination safely.

I didn’t like the incredibly packed Spirit Airline checkin area with little to no staff for assistance. The one or two that were there were not very approachable or helpful. The worst part was my flight being delayed for one hour due to “flight staff not available” to fly. To add insult to injury, the news of the delay was not posted in the airport departure screens nor on the spirit website/app.

MSP
PHX
Okay 4.0

Flight from MSP to PHX was delayed an hour, which messed up our transportation down there. Minimal word was given, at time of boarding they then delayed 30 min, then when that time expired they added another 30. VERY UNORGINIZED, and unprofessional. Terrible service, terrible airline, don't be tricked by 5% cheaper fairs... they suck!

They canceled our flight home from PHX to MSP, they blamed weather in DFW, which is bull, there were many other airlines flying out of DFW that morning. Because they blamed weather, there was no compensation for screwed up schedules. The next available flight was 2.5 DAYS later!! no other options, it was ridiculous... they were no help to get rebooked on another airline, or even driving to another airport... horrible all around. We ended up driving to Mesa Gateway, flying Alegiant Air to Fargo, renting a car, driving 5.5 hours back to MSP to get our car, then 2.5 hours home again. But it's all good, Spirit refunded that leg of our fare... $220... we spent over $750 to get home by 1am, when we should have been there by early afternoon. DONT EVER FLY SPIRIT - THEY'RE THE WORST...

Thu, Feb 22
PHL
CMH
7h 13m
Wed, Feb 28
CMH
PHL
6h 33m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 25
PHL
CMH
10h 48m
Tue, May 1
CMH
PHL
6h 44m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 24
PHL
CMH
1h 36m
Thu, May 3
CMH
PHL
1h 38m
Trip: 10 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

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.

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

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

Tue, Feb 27
PHL
CMH
19h 18m
Thu, Mar 1
CMH
PHL
26h 41m
Trip: 3 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SEA
LAS
Excellent 9.3

It was clean, and I felt like I got a good deal and the staff was very friendly

The other passengers were interesting... lots of swearing, I wouldn’t take my kids on one of these flights

MSP
PHX
Okay 4.0

Flight from MSP to PHX was delayed an hour, which messed up our transportation down there. Minimal word was given, at time of boarding they then delayed 30 min, then when that time expired they added another 30. VERY UNORGINIZED, and unprofessional. Terrible service, terrible airline, don't be tricked by 5% cheaper fairs... they suck!

They canceled our flight home from PHX to MSP, they blamed weather in DFW, which is bull, there were many other airlines flying out of DFW that morning. Because they blamed weather, there was no compensation for screwed up schedules. The next available flight was 2.5 DAYS later!! no other options, it was ridiculous... they were no help to get rebooked on another airline, or even driving to another airport... horrible all around. We ended up driving to Mesa Gateway, flying Alegiant Air to Fargo, renting a car, driving 5.5 hours back to MSP to get our car, then 2.5 hours home again. But it's all good, Spirit refunded that leg of our fare... $220... we spent over $750 to get home by 1am, when we should have been there by early afternoon. DONT EVER FLY SPIRIT - THEY'RE THE WORST...

EWR
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

They scam you into buying everything.

LGA
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Only one security line and didn’t get a seat until everyone boarded even though I already had a ticket that I pre ordered

OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

Tue, Mar 27
PHL
CMH
6h 20m
Wed, Apr 4
CMH
PHL
4h 42m
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
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.

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.

SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

Fri, Apr 27
PHL
CMH
10h 51m
Tue, May 1
CMH
PHL
6h 44m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 30
PHL
CMH
1h 44m
Thu, May 3
CMH
PHL
1h 47m
Trip: 4 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
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.

DFW
FLL
Excellent 8.0

No issues at all

N/A

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

PHL
YYZ
Good 6.0

On time

Small seats

Wed, Mar 28
PHL
CMH
3h 34m
Wed, Apr 4
CMH
PHL
5h 26m
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
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.

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

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
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.

SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

Tue, Feb 20
PHL
CMH
10h 41m
Wed, Feb 21
CMH
PHL
6h 33m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, May 7
PHL
CMH
1h 38m
Mon, May 14
CMH
PHL
1h 38m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
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.

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

DFW
FLL
Excellent 8.0

No issues at all

N/A

LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

PHL
YYZ
Good 6.0

On time

Small seats

Tue, Apr 10
PHL
CMH
5h 56m
Thu, Apr 19
CMH
PHL
6h 31m
Trip: 10 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

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

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

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.

SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

Mon, Feb 26
PHL
CMH
10h 41m
Wed, Feb 28
CMH
PHL
6h 33m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 9
PHL
CMH
1h 43m
Thu, May 17
CMH
PHL
1h 35m
Trip: 9 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
CLT
ILM
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.

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

PHL
YYZ
Good 6.0

On time

Small seats

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.

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Philadelphia to Columbus Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 40m
Flights Arrive in Columbus
Flights Depart from Philadelphia
Flight Price $206
Distance 405 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Delta
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