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Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$271
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$176
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $176 or less.
The cheapest flight from Washington to Columbus was found 33 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 February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 5% 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 Washington to Columbus Flights

How long does a flight from Washington to Columbus take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 16m, covering a distance of 321 miles.
How many flights are there between Washington and Columbus?
There are 234 (nonstop) flights between Washington and Columbus per week, averaging 34 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Washington to Columbus?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($117), United ($117) and Delta ($154).
Do I need a passport to fly between Washington and Columbus?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Washington and Columbus?
United (8 times daily), American Airlines (6 times daily), Southwest (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Washington to Columbus?
For Washington to Columbus, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Columbus back to Washington, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Washington
$117
only
$117
$117
only
$117
Destination
Columbus
$117
only
$117
Sat, Feb 10
DCA
CMH
1h 32m
Mon, Feb 12
CMH
DCA
1h 24m
Trip: 3 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DCA
CMH
Okay 5.3

4 delay warnings changing time of departure Gate changes almost missed flight

GRU
LIM
Good 7.0

Entertainment, crew

Several flights were delayed and canceled on last minute.

PHL
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

The baggage customer service said the crew will wait for us, but they never did. THANKS for NOTHING!

DFW
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Terrible

CDG
DFW
Good 6.3

The snacks and meals were decent, as far as plane food goes (although the “vegetables” with the chicken were pretty awful). Also the entertainment selection had a wide assortment of movies, but disappointing tv show selection.

The boarding process was a mess. Just a huddle of people, with no clear direction and no one enforcing lines or boarding groups. Also my husband and I weren’t seated together and when I tried to change it online, the entire flight showed as booked. However once on board there were clearly a number of empty seats.

Sat, Feb 10
IAD
CMH
1h 24m
Mon, Feb 12
CMH
IAD
1h 13m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
CMH
Excellent 10.0

the plane was on time, smooth take off and landing, crew was efficient and friendly. it was great !

IAD
CMH
Good 7.6

Friendly crew

Maybe pick a packet food that is more favoured by more people. The wasabi peas weren't a good choice for our family

IAD
CMH
Okay 5.3

Dirty, tired airplane. This (and every other flight going out around our gate) was "oversold"- egging travelers to give up their seats

IAD
CMH
Okay 5.0

Short flight

Plane was delayed 1 hrs because short of crew member

IAD
CMH
Good 6.8

The flight attendant in coach was very nice.

Seat assignment was last seat on the plane, next to the bathroom... and the luggage return was slow.

Wed, Jan 31
DCA
CMH
4h 52m
Sat, Feb 3
CMH
DCA
6h 54m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15239 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
DEN
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Delta is great

FAR
MSP
Good 7.3

Love the free movies and individual screen, and the new seats are more comfortable

That it wasn’t 1970, with full meals and more leg room

HKG
SEA
Good 6.0

The flight was on time and the arrival was early

MKE
ATL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

I never got to Cabo. It took 2 hours for Delta to de-ice the plane in Milwaukee. Because of the long delay we missed the flight to Cabo. We asked Delta to book us on another flight to get us to Cabo today, Delta reps said nothing was available. Delta gave us a discounted coupon for a hotel in Atlanta and rebooked us on a flight to Cabo tomorrow.

SYR
JFK
Good 7.0

Nothing Special

Wed, Feb 28
IAD
CMH
1h 23m
Mon, Mar 5
CMH
IAD
1h 13m
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
CMH
Good 6.8

The flight attendant in coach was very nice.

Seat assignment was last seat on the plane, next to the bathroom... and the luggage return was slow.

ORD
BNA
Excellent 10.0

Everything

IAD
CMH
Excellent 10.0

the plane was on time, smooth take off and landing, crew was efficient and friendly. it was great !

IAD
CMH
Okay 5.6

The aircraft smelled like the restroom due to the fact the aircraft came out of the hangar and the bathroom didn't get cleaned. This flight was delayed as well.

IAD
CMH
Excellent 10.0

Arrived 20 minutes early!

Nothing

Tue, May 1
DCA
CMH
1h 23m
Sat, May 5
CMH
DCA
1h 18m
Trip: 5 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
AKL
Excellent 8.3

New plane, great crew on board.

seats were hard especially for a 13 1/2 hour flight.

DFW
SFO
Good 6.0

The seats actually had individual screens, which was a very nice surprise. There’s a decent movie collection. alao the flight attendants were very nice and friendly.

The tv show selection is quite poor. Also, like the previous flight, my husband and I weren’t seated together (not even in the same row) and when I tried to change it online, the entire flight showed as booked. However once on board there were clearly a number of empty seats.

GRU
LIM
Good 7.0

Entertainment, crew

Several flights were delayed and canceled on last minute.

DFW
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Terrible

CDG
DFW
Good 6.3

The snacks and meals were decent, as far as plane food goes (although the “vegetables” with the chicken were pretty awful). Also the entertainment selection had a wide assortment of movies, but disappointing tv show selection.

The boarding process was a mess. Just a huddle of people, with no clear direction and no one enforcing lines or boarding groups. Also my husband and I weren’t seated together and when I tried to change it online, the entire flight showed as booked. However once on board there were clearly a number of empty seats.

Thu, Mar 1
IAD
CMH
1h 23m
Mon, Mar 5
CMH
IAD
1h 13m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
CMH
Okay 5.6

The aircraft smelled like the restroom due to the fact the aircraft came out of the hangar and the bathroom didn't get cleaned. This flight was delayed as well.

IAD
CMH
Good 7.6

Slow return of carry on at end of flight....crowded jetlway with so many waiting.

ORD
BNA
Excellent 10.0

Everything

IAD
CMH
Excellent 10.0

the plane was on time, smooth take off and landing, crew was efficient and friendly. it was great !

IAD
CMH
Okay 5.3

Dirty, tired airplane. This (and every other flight going out around our gate) was "oversold"- egging travelers to give up their seats

Thu, Mar 1
DCA
CMH
1h 29m
Sun, Mar 4
CMH
DCA
1h 31m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
MSP
Okay 5.6

The touch down at MSP. Was sitting over the wing and barely felt it.

Was told carry on needed to be checked because there wasn't any more overhead room for my 9X14X16. So then I had to dig through it at the gate to remove lithium batteries and it took an additional 20+ minutes at MSP to get to baggage claim/wait/claim bag. There was plenty of room in overhead storage for my bag.

DCA
CMH
Okay 5.3

4 delay warnings changing time of departure Gate changes almost missed flight

CMH
DCA
Mediocre 2.0

Never knew flying domestically with a company named American would be so impossible. A true joke. Never had such difficulties traveling about. Super unsatisfiee and will not be traveling with them again. I urge everyone considering to purchase other airlines as well.

DCA
CMH
Good 6.0

Bridget was managing the cancellation lines with finesse, compassion, and urgency. She was a star! The rebooked flight was fast, comfortable, and landed early.

Previous flight was canceled and forced us to stay in DC an extra day. Watched flights continue to arrive and depart from our hotel room. Rebooked using the mobile app but could not check in on mobile or at the kiosk. Waited in line for almost 2 hours for AA to simply check us in and print passes. The flight did not get catering refreshed after landing in DC so no refreshments or snacks were offered during the flight home.

PHL
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

The baggage customer service said the crew will wait for us, but they never did. THANKS for NOTHING!

Wed, Jan 31
IAD
CMH
5h 12m
Sat, Feb 3
CMH
IAD
4h 21m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15239 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
MSY
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The overhead bin did not stay down low enough so that I could place my bag in. It would lower then before I could place my bag raise slightly by a few inches. For someone of my height (5’5”) that was problematic. Fortunately another passenger saw my dilemma and held the bin lower to its full opening capacity. This also momentarily slowed down the boarding process.

LAX
CUN
Mediocre 2.6

Terrible customer service both on the phone before the flight, but Especially from the gate agent. Wow she was really horrible.

The flight attendants on board were good! They helped get everything straight. Easily could have been handled by the incompetent gate agent. Wow.

HKG
SEA
Good 6.0

The flight was on time and the arrival was early

YUL
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Not applied

Not applied

LAX
SJC
Excellent 10.0

It’s was the best flight in my life

Thu, Mar 1
IAD
CMH
1h 23m
Sun, Mar 4
CMH
IAD
1h 20m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
CMH
Good 6.8

The flight attendant in coach was very nice.

Seat assignment was last seat on the plane, next to the bathroom... and the luggage return was slow.

ORD
BNA
Excellent 10.0

Everything

IAD
CMH
Okay 5.0

Short flight

Plane was delayed 1 hrs because short of crew member

IAD
CMH
Excellent 10.0

Arrived 20 minutes early!

Nothing

IAD
CMH
Okay 5.3

Dirty, tired airplane. This (and every other flight going out around our gate) was "oversold"- egging travelers to give up their seats

Fri, Apr 20
DCA
CMH
1h 25m
Sun, Apr 22
CMH
DCA
1h 23m
Trip: 3 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

The baggage customer service said the crew will wait for us, but they never did. THANKS for NOTHING!

CMH
DCA
Mediocre 2.0

Never knew flying domestically with a company named American would be so impossible. A true joke. Never had such difficulties traveling about. Super unsatisfiee and will not be traveling with them again. I urge everyone considering to purchase other airlines as well.

GRU
LIM
Good 7.0

Entertainment, crew

Several flights were delayed and canceled on last minute.

DFW
MSY
Excellent 10.0

Travel time

No snacks on flight. The charging stations come in between legs space and very uncomfortable they got to be re adjusted. Make sure these are taken care in upcoming flights.

CDG
DFW
Good 6.3

The snacks and meals were decent, as far as plane food goes (although the “vegetables” with the chicken were pretty awful). Also the entertainment selection had a wide assortment of movies, but disappointing tv show selection.

The boarding process was a mess. Just a huddle of people, with no clear direction and no one enforcing lines or boarding groups. Also my husband and I weren’t seated together and when I tried to change it online, the entire flight showed as booked. However once on board there were clearly a number of empty seats.

Tue, May 22
IAD
CMH
1h 20m
Tue, May 29
CMH
IAD
1h 07m
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
BNA
Excellent 10.0

Everything

IAD
CMH
Good 7.6

Slow return of carry on at end of flight....crowded jetlway with so many waiting.

IAD
CMH
Excellent 10.0

Everything was smooth and senseless. And I liked kayak updated me which baggage terminal my bags were. Saved a lot of time walking around the Dulles terminal.

IAD
CMH
Good 6.8

The flight attendant in coach was very nice.

Seat assignment was last seat on the plane, next to the bathroom... and the luggage return was slow.

IAD
CMH
Mediocre 2.3

Flight got cancelled due to no crew. No credit or refunds given for our 6 hour delay. And the crew was very rude on the flight we finally got to Columbus. Awful experience with United!!

Fri, Jun 29
DCA
CMH
1h 16m
Sun, Jul 1
CMH
DCA
1h 24m
Trip: 3 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
AKL
Excellent 8.3

New plane, great crew on board.

seats were hard especially for a 13 1/2 hour flight.

DCA
CMH
Okay 5.3

4 delay warnings changing time of departure Gate changes almost missed flight

CMH
DCA
Mediocre 2.0

Never knew flying domestically with a company named American would be so impossible. A true joke. Never had such difficulties traveling about. Super unsatisfiee and will not be traveling with them again. I urge everyone considering to purchase other airlines as well.

PHL
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

The baggage customer service said the crew will wait for us, but they never did. THANKS for NOTHING!

TPA
PHX
Excellent 9.3

We had a newer plane. I LOVED that the seatbelts had a little more room, and also that each seat had it down screen. I really enjoyed the new pre-flight video; it was entertaining and I appreciated that it allowed the crew to get ready, rather than demonstrate a seatbelt for us.

I am not sure how boarding groups work, but I will never understand why we don't board from the back of the plane to the front. People waiting and trying to load luggage or climb over others makes the pre-flight more stressful than it needs to be. (This is obviously not specific to you airline.)

Sun, Jan 28
IAD
CMH
1h 24m
Wed, Jan 31
CMH
IAD
1h 13m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
CMH
Excellent 10.0

the plane was on time, smooth take off and landing, crew was efficient and friendly. it was great !

IAD
CMH
Okay 5.3

Dirty, tired airplane. This (and every other flight going out around our gate) was "oversold"- egging travelers to give up their seats

IAD
CMH
Okay 5.6

The aircraft smelled like the restroom due to the fact the aircraft came out of the hangar and the bathroom didn't get cleaned. This flight was delayed as well.

IAD
CMH
Good 7.6

Friendly crew

Maybe pick a packet food that is more favoured by more people. The wasabi peas weren't a good choice for our family

IAD
CMH
Good 6.0

Luggage was lost

Sun, Jan 28
DCA
CMH
1h 32m
Wed, Jan 31
CMH
DCA
1h 27m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DCA
CMH
Good 6.0

Bridget was managing the cancellation lines with finesse, compassion, and urgency. She was a star! The rebooked flight was fast, comfortable, and landed early.

Previous flight was canceled and forced us to stay in DC an extra day. Watched flights continue to arrive and depart from our hotel room. Rebooked using the mobile app but could not check in on mobile or at the kiosk. Waited in line for almost 2 hours for AA to simply check us in and print passes. The flight did not get catering refreshed after landing in DC so no refreshments or snacks were offered during the flight home.

DCA
CMH
Okay 5.3

4 delay warnings changing time of departure Gate changes almost missed flight

TPA
PHX
Excellent 9.3

We had a newer plane. I LOVED that the seatbelts had a little more room, and also that each seat had it down screen. I really enjoyed the new pre-flight video; it was entertaining and I appreciated that it allowed the crew to get ready, rather than demonstrate a seatbelt for us.

I am not sure how boarding groups work, but I will never understand why we don't board from the back of the plane to the front. People waiting and trying to load luggage or climb over others makes the pre-flight more stressful than it needs to be. (This is obviously not specific to you airline.)

DFW
SFO
Good 6.0

The seats actually had individual screens, which was a very nice surprise. There’s a decent movie collection. alao the flight attendants were very nice and friendly.

The tv show selection is quite poor. Also, like the previous flight, my husband and I weren’t seated together (not even in the same row) and when I tried to change it online, the entire flight showed as booked. However once on board there were clearly a number of empty seats.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 8.3

New plane, great crew on board.

seats were hard especially for a 13 1/2 hour flight.

Sun, Apr 1
IAD
CMH
1h 23m
Tue, Apr 3
CMH
IAD
1h 20m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
CMH
Good 6.0

Luggage was lost

IAD
CMH
Good 7.6

Slow return of carry on at end of flight....crowded jetlway with so many waiting.

IAD
CMH
Excellent 10.0

the plane was on time, smooth take off and landing, crew was efficient and friendly. it was great !

IAD
CMH
Okay 5.0

Short flight

Plane was delayed 1 hrs because short of crew member

IAD
CMH
Mediocre 2.3

Flight got cancelled due to no crew. No credit or refunds given for our 6 hour delay. And the crew was very rude on the flight we finally got to Columbus. Awful experience with United!!

Sat, Jan 27
DCA
CMH
1h 29m
Sun, Jan 28
CMH
DCA
1h 33m
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
SFO
Good 6.0

The seats actually had individual screens, which was a very nice surprise. There’s a decent movie collection. alao the flight attendants were very nice and friendly.

The tv show selection is quite poor. Also, like the previous flight, my husband and I weren’t seated together (not even in the same row) and when I tried to change it online, the entire flight showed as booked. However once on board there were clearly a number of empty seats.

DCA
CMH
Good 6.0

Bridget was managing the cancellation lines with finesse, compassion, and urgency. She was a star! The rebooked flight was fast, comfortable, and landed early.

Previous flight was canceled and forced us to stay in DC an extra day. Watched flights continue to arrive and depart from our hotel room. Rebooked using the mobile app but could not check in on mobile or at the kiosk. Waited in line for almost 2 hours for AA to simply check us in and print passes. The flight did not get catering refreshed after landing in DC so no refreshments or snacks were offered during the flight home.

TPA
PHX
Excellent 9.3

We had a newer plane. I LOVED that the seatbelts had a little more room, and also that each seat had it down screen. I really enjoyed the new pre-flight video; it was entertaining and I appreciated that it allowed the crew to get ready, rather than demonstrate a seatbelt for us.

I am not sure how boarding groups work, but I will never understand why we don't board from the back of the plane to the front. People waiting and trying to load luggage or climb over others makes the pre-flight more stressful than it needs to be. (This is obviously not specific to you airline.)

CDG
DFW
Good 6.3

The snacks and meals were decent, as far as plane food goes (although the “vegetables” with the chicken were pretty awful). Also the entertainment selection had a wide assortment of movies, but disappointing tv show selection.

The boarding process was a mess. Just a huddle of people, with no clear direction and no one enforcing lines or boarding groups. Also my husband and I weren’t seated together and when I tried to change it online, the entire flight showed as booked. However once on board there were clearly a number of empty seats.

GRU
LIM
Good 7.0

Entertainment, crew

Several flights were delayed and canceled on last minute.

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Washington to Columbus Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 22m
Flights Arrive in Columbus
Flights Depart from Washington
Flight Price $117
Distance 321 miles
Airlines American Airlines, United, Delta
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