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Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
April
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$465
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$332
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Columbus

Average price per month
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 $331 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Columbus was found 39 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is January.
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 San Francisco to Columbus Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Columbus take?
An average nonstop flight takes 7h 32m, covering a distance of 2116 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Columbus?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($238), United ($352) and Multiple Airlines ($372).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Columbus?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Columbus?
For San Francisco to Columbus, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Columbus back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$238
only
$238
Destination
Columbus
$238
only
$238
Wed, Mar 21
SFO
CMH
21h 27m
Mon, Apr 9
CMH
SFO
8h 21m
Trip: 20 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DCA
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Friendly staff

Didn't like I wasn't offered a cup of water and they nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING!

MCO
CLT
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was ok

First of all the check in lady was rude and unprofessional. The company lost y luggage resulting in extra charges When I was looking for assistance mr Prince was extremely rude, rolling the eyes and not providing support, I was lost and seeking for guidance and I had to figure it out by myself

MKE
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

the flights and attendents were good ,flight was delayed almost 2 hours on my return flight

didnt have to pay for luggage on first flight put under seat on return flight the girl at ticket counter was rude to me and charged me 45.00 for my bag i put under my seat and she was not a pleasant person to deal with, i wouldnt fly frontier again

PHL
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

This is actually almost a funny question because Frontier is the worst Airlines well actually that's not true spirit is the worst Airlines the seats are uncomfortable it takes about an hour and a half to just put your bags and baggage drop and then when you get on the plane They don't serve you anything they have no entertainment your crowded in can't move people are rude worst hairlines ever

Every single thing

ISP
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from Islip to MIA. Looked at another review about water on flights and I was told by the crew that water is FREE!

Seats are small but newly redesigned.

Mon, Jul 2
SFO
CMH
9h 43m
Wed, Jul 11
CMH
SFO
9h 17m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54577 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
SNA
Okay 5.0

Cold, not enough space for carry on

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

FSD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Friendly crew.

Stuck in Denver because our flight was delayed so we missed our connection to Houston. Couldn’t get a hotel voucher because they are claiming a weather delay (which there was none).

IAD
GVA
Excellent 10.0

Best flight I have ever experienced!

Nothing

Wed, Feb 21
SFO
CMH
7h 32m
Thu, Feb 22
CMH
SFO
16h 15m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 1
SFO
CMH
8h 05m
Sun, Mar 4
CMH
SFO
8h 31m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16005 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a 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
ATL
Okay 4.0

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

Fri, Apr 13
SFO
CMH
13h 40m
Mon, Apr 16
CMH
SFO
8h 21m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
TPA
LAS
Okay 4.3

Very reasonable price.

You literally have to pay for even the basic things, including for seats to recline. Cushion on seats thin and seats don't recline. 5hrs flight and No entertainment, no tv, no radio, no complimentary food...they offered a cup of water.

IAD
SAT
Mediocre 3.6

The crew was helpful and apologetic.

They purposefully understaffed the check in counter, which you have to use. They charge for every little thing, even carry on bags and snacks. The seats might as well be lawn chairs. They are so close together everyone onboard will die from head injuries if there's an accident. I'll fly Southwest from now on.

MKE
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

the flights and attendents were good ,flight was delayed almost 2 hours on my return flight

didnt have to pay for luggage on first flight put under seat on return flight the girl at ticket counter was rude to me and charged me 45.00 for my bag i put under my seat and she was not a pleasant person to deal with, i wouldnt fly frontier again

BUF
MCO
Good 7.3

Flight was great. Checkin etc was great

DCA
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Friendly staff

Didn't like I wasn't offered a cup of water and they nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING!

Tue, May 1
SFO
CMH
13h 35m
Sat, May 5
CMH
SFO
8h 31m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.6

They left me alone.

Fold down tables are tiny

ORD
RSW
Good 6.0

Crew was super nice

Delayed 3 hours, boarded and was told would be another 30minutes because of mechanical issues.

BUF
MCO
Mediocre 3.3

The service was Ok, but our flight was 4 hours delayed and it wasn't mechanical or weather related delay, the airline made a scheduling error, we almost missed our car rental and we didn't get to our destination til really late at night when it should been there in the daytime. Overall, won't fly with them again

MCO
CLT
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was ok

First of all the check in lady was rude and unprofessional. The company lost y luggage resulting in extra charges When I was looking for assistance mr Prince was extremely rude, rolling the eyes and not providing support, I was lost and seeking for guidance and I had to figure it out by myself

BUF
MCO
Good 7.3

Flight was great. Checkin etc was great

Tue, May 22
SFO
CMH
13h 35m
Wed, May 30
CMH
SFO
8h 31m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MCO
CLT
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was ok

First of all the check in lady was rude and unprofessional. The company lost y luggage resulting in extra charges When I was looking for assistance mr Prince was extremely rude, rolling the eyes and not providing support, I was lost and seeking for guidance and I had to figure it out by myself

BUF
MCO
Mediocre 3.3

The service was Ok, but our flight was 4 hours delayed and it wasn't mechanical or weather related delay, the airline made a scheduling error, we almost missed our car rental and we didn't get to our destination til really late at night when it should been there in the daytime. Overall, won't fly with them again

ORD
RSW
Good 6.0

Crew was super nice

Delayed 3 hours, boarded and was told would be another 30minutes because of mechanical issues.

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The crew was rude to the passengers. They charge form 9$ to 40$ for seat selection. Charge for a Carry on bag (anything that doesn't fit under your seat). The flights had maintenance issue, hence delayed. I will absolutely avoid traveling with frontier in the future.

BUF
MCO
Good 7.3

Flight was great. Checkin etc was great

Fri, Jun 1
SFO
CMH
13h 35m
Wed, Jun 6
CMH
SFO
8h 31m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
BUF
MCO
Good 7.3

Flight was great. Checkin etc was great

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The crew was rude to the passengers. They charge form 9$ to 40$ for seat selection. Charge for a Carry on bag (anything that doesn't fit under your seat). The flights had maintenance issue, hence delayed. I will absolutely avoid traveling with frontier in the future.

MKE
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

the flights and attendents were good ,flight was delayed almost 2 hours on my return flight

didnt have to pay for luggage on first flight put under seat on return flight the girl at ticket counter was rude to me and charged me 45.00 for my bag i put under my seat and she was not a pleasant person to deal with, i wouldnt fly frontier again

PHL
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

This is actually almost a funny question because Frontier is the worst Airlines well actually that's not true spirit is the worst Airlines the seats are uncomfortable it takes about an hour and a half to just put your bags and baggage drop and then when you get on the plane They don't serve you anything they have no entertainment your crowded in can't move people are rude worst hairlines ever

Every single thing

ORD
RSW
Good 6.0

Crew was super nice

Delayed 3 hours, boarded and was told would be another 30minutes because of mechanical issues.

Wed, Feb 21
SFO
CMH
7h 32m
Mon, Feb 26
CMH
SFO
6h 59m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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San Francisco to Columbus Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Columbus
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $238
Distance 2116 miles
Airlines Frontier, United, Delta
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