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Low Season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$428
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$351
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Diego to Columbus

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $351 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Diego to Columbus was found 25 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is August.
Morning departure is around 13% 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 San Diego to Columbus Flights

How long does a flight from San Diego to Columbus take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 25m, covering a distance of 1960 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Diego to Columbus?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($258), Multiple Airlines ($274) and Spirit Airlines ($278).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Diego and Columbus?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Diego to Columbus?
For San Diego to Columbus, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Columbus back to San Diego, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Diego to Columbus (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Diego
$258
only
$258
Destination
Columbus
$258
only
$258
Fri, Apr 13
SAN
CMH
19h 26m
Mon, Apr 16
CMH
SAN
17h 41m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

Wed, May 2
SAN
CMH
7h 26m
Sat, May 12
CMH
SAN
17h 41m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 26
SAN
CMH
7h 15m
Tue, Apr 3
CMH
SAN
15h 19m
Trip: 9 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52901 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ATL
CLE
Okay 4.3

First flight in a long time that was not full. Price was rights.

Website horrendous for checking in. Staff at checking counter in terminal were extremely rude to customers when explained by Spiirit a la Carte policies - “spirits rules, I just work here, you should know better”

DTW
LAS
Excellent 10.0

When you try to download your boarding pass and you finally successes you can not click on your checked baggage. I tried over and over but it wouldn't let me so I had to pay the $50 luggage fee for checking at the airport. I explained the situation to the clerk but she said there nothing she could do. This is a glitch in the system and is not my fault. I am disappointed that we couldn't figure it out.

TPA
BDL
Excellent 10.0

Great service nice and clean

DEN
DFW
Mediocre 3.3

that it was over

attendant's attitudes like you get what you pay for. "if you don't know how to put on airplane mode finde the nearest 5 year old to help you".

MCO
ORD
Excellent 8.3

The seats were very comfortable, I upgraded to their “Big” seats.

I didn’t particularly care for the 9hr departure delay, but that’s the risk you take while flying.

Tue, Mar 13
SAN
CMH
8h 43m
Tue, Mar 20
CMH
SAN
7h 25m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

Fri, Apr 27
SAN
CMH
19h 26m
Mon, Apr 30
CMH
SAN
17h 37m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

Tue, Mar 27
SAN
CMH
7h 15m
Tue, Apr 3
CMH
SAN
15h 19m
Trip: 8 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52901 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
DFW
PIT
Mediocre 2.0

This airline is not worth the terrible customer experience even if it is actually cheaper... and often it’s not. By the time you factor in the luggage fees ($26-$45 per bag per leg, not per way!) and other money you spend compensting for the crappy takeoff and arrival times, you’re paying just ad much as you would for a much more comfortable experience on a much more reasonable schedule.

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.3

First flight in a long time that was not full. Price was rights.

Website horrendous for checking in. Staff at checking counter in terminal were extremely rude to customers when explained by Spiirit a la Carte policies - “spirits rules, I just work here, you should know better”

DTW
RSW
Mediocre 2.0

Flight delayed 5 hours because of no pilot.

DFW
ORD
Okay 4.0

Some passengers did not have cards with them Spirit accepted no cash payments. 65$ charged for a carry on bag at the gate, awful.

DTW
LAS
Excellent 10.0

When you try to download your boarding pass and you finally successes you can not click on your checked baggage. I tried over and over but it wouldn't let me so I had to pay the $50 luggage fee for checking at the airport. I explained the situation to the clerk but she said there nothing she could do. This is a glitch in the system and is not my fault. I am disappointed that we couldn't figure it out.

Fri, Apr 27
SAN
CMH
19h 26m
Sun, Apr 29
CMH
SAN
14h 22m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 11
SAN
CMH
27h 21m
Tue, Apr 17
CMH
SAN
15h 06m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

Fri, Mar 2
SAN
CMH
7h 11m
Tue, Mar 6
CMH
SAN
17h 19m
Trip: 5 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52901 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
LAX
Good 7.0

Crew was very friendly and attentive. Pilot kept us informed of weather and turbulence.

Baggage fees are ridiculous, and will keep me from using Spirit moving forward. Food options left something to be desired for a 5 hour flight. Flight/gate change updates were sent after I was boarded.

DFW
ORD
Okay 4.0

Some passengers did not have cards with them Spirit accepted no cash payments. 65$ charged for a carry on bag at the gate, awful.

TPA
PIT
Okay 4.6

Good timely boarding. Comfortable seats .... first row

Being in the first row. Three male crew members talked and laughed loudly the entire flight. Woke my wife and myself three different times. One totaled his car and another made 20.00 an hour. The other was discussing a woman. I’ve flow over 300 flights never experienced anything like that. Totally unprofessional.

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.3

First flight in a long time that was not full. Price was rights.

Website horrendous for checking in. Staff at checking counter in terminal were extremely rude to customers when explained by Spiirit a la Carte policies - “spirits rules, I just work here, you should know better”

DTW
LAS
Excellent 10.0

When you try to download your boarding pass and you finally successes you can not click on your checked baggage. I tried over and over but it wouldn't let me so I had to pay the $50 luggage fee for checking at the airport. I explained the situation to the clerk but she said there nothing she could do. This is a glitch in the system and is not my fault. I am disappointed that we couldn't figure it out.

Thu, Apr 12
SAN
CMH
7h 26m
Tue, Apr 17
CMH
SAN
15h 06m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 25
SAN
CMH
16h 58m
Mon, Apr 30
CMH
SAN
17h 37m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

Wed, Mar 14
SAN
CMH
6h 28m
Fri, Mar 16
CMH
SAN
9h 25m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

Sat, Apr 21
SAN
CMH
12h 12m
Sun, Apr 29
CMH
SAN
14h 22m
Trip: 9 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52901 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Sprit unfortunately isn’t the most accommodating airline to fly with. The whole experience was not great.

DTW
LAS
Excellent 10.0

When you try to download your boarding pass and you finally successes you can not click on your checked baggage. I tried over and over but it wouldn't let me so I had to pay the $50 luggage fee for checking at the airport. I explained the situation to the clerk but she said there nothing she could do. This is a glitch in the system and is not my fault. I am disappointed that we couldn't figure it out.

DFW
PIT
Mediocre 2.0

This airline is not worth the terrible customer experience even if it is actually cheaper... and often it’s not. By the time you factor in the luggage fees ($26-$45 per bag per leg, not per way!) and other money you spend compensting for the crappy takeoff and arrival times, you’re paying just ad much as you would for a much more comfortable experience on a much more reasonable schedule.

DEN
DFW
Mediocre 3.3

that it was over

attendant's attitudes like you get what you pay for. "if you don't know how to put on airplane mode finde the nearest 5 year old to help you".

TPA
PIT
Okay 4.6

Good timely boarding. Comfortable seats .... first row

Being in the first row. Three male crew members talked and laughed loudly the entire flight. Woke my wife and myself three different times. One totaled his car and another made 20.00 an hour. The other was discussing a woman. I’ve flow over 300 flights never experienced anything like that. Totally unprofessional.

Fri, Apr 27
SAN
CMH
19h 26m
Mon, Apr 30
CMH
SAN
20h 15m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 5
SAN
CMH
6h 25m
Mon, Apr 9
CMH
SAN
9h 30m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

Thu, Apr 26
SAN
CMH
7h 26m
Sun, Apr 29
CMH
SAN
14h 22m
Trip: 4 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52901 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Sprit unfortunately isn’t the most accommodating airline to fly with. The whole experience was not great.

TPA
PIT
Okay 4.6

Good timely boarding. Comfortable seats .... first row

Being in the first row. Three male crew members talked and laughed loudly the entire flight. Woke my wife and myself three different times. One totaled his car and another made 20.00 an hour. The other was discussing a woman. I’ve flow over 300 flights never experienced anything like that. Totally unprofessional.

DTW
RSW
Mediocre 2.0

Flight delayed 5 hours because of no pilot.

TPA
BDL
Excellent 10.0

Great service nice and clean

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.3

First flight in a long time that was not full. Price was rights.

Website horrendous for checking in. Staff at checking counter in terminal were extremely rude to customers when explained by Spiirit a la Carte policies - “spirits rules, I just work here, you should know better”

Wed, May 9
SAN
CMH
7h 26m
Wed, May 16
CMH
SAN
17h 41m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jun 1
SAN
CMH
6h 31m
Mon, Jun 4
CMH
SAN
9h 10m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

Tue, Mar 13
SAN
CMH
16h 22m
Wed, Mar 14
CMH
SAN
8h 18m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 3
SAN
CMH
7h 15m
Fri, Apr 6
CMH
SAN
15h 19m
Trip: 4 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52901 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
DFW
ORD
Okay 4.0

Some passengers did not have cards with them Spirit accepted no cash payments. 65$ charged for a carry on bag at the gate, awful.

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.3

First flight in a long time that was not full. Price was rights.

Website horrendous for checking in. Staff at checking counter in terminal were extremely rude to customers when explained by Spiirit a la Carte policies - “spirits rules, I just work here, you should know better”

SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Sprit unfortunately isn’t the most accommodating airline to fly with. The whole experience was not great.

MCO
ORD
Excellent 8.3

The seats were very comfortable, I upgraded to their “Big” seats.

I didn’t particularly care for the 9hr departure delay, but that’s the risk you take while flying.

DFW
PIT
Mediocre 2.0

This airline is not worth the terrible customer experience even if it is actually cheaper... and often it’s not. By the time you factor in the luggage fees ($26-$45 per bag per leg, not per way!) and other money you spend compensting for the crappy takeoff and arrival times, you’re paying just ad much as you would for a much more comfortable experience on a much more reasonable schedule.

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San Diego to Columbus Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Columbus
Flights Depart from San Diego
Flight Price $258
Distance 1960 miles
Airlines Frontier, Spirit Airlines, Delta
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