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Travelers usually depart from John Glenn Columbus International, Columbus, OH Bus station, Rickenbacker International, or Columbus Greyhound Station when they travel from Columbus to Chicago. Book your trip to arrive at O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station. The distance between Columbus and Chicago is 475 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Allegiant Air. Columbus and Chicago have 354 direct flights per week.

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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Allegiant AirAAYG4NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Columbus to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Columbus and Chicago takes around 1.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Columbus and Chicago?
The flight distance between Columbus and Chicago is 475 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Columbus and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between Columbus and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include American Airlines, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Columbus?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Columbus and London, Orlando, Manchester, Denver, Tampa, Burbank, Venice, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, London, Sydney, City of Launceston, Tallinn, Dublin, Punta Gorda, Corfu, Austin, Brest, Cape Town.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and London, Dublin, Manchester, Toronto, Athens, Orlando, San Francisco, Hyderabad, Vilnius, New York, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Denver, Bangkok, Minneapolis, Riga, Glasgow, Austin, San Juan, Edmonton.
Which airports are there in Columbus?
Columbus is mainly served by John Glenn Columbus International. But there are other airports nearby, including Rickenbacker International, Columbus Air Force Base.
What airports are near Columbus?
The main airport in Columbus is John Glenn Columbus International. It is also served by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, Cleveland Hopkins International, Pittsburgh International, Akron–Canton, Yeager, Fort Wayne International, Dayton International, Toledo Express, Tri-State, North Central West Virginia.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by General Mitchell International, Gerald R. Ford International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, South Bend International, Central Illinois Regional, Fort Wayne International, Quad City International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, University of Illinois Willard.
What buses and trains depart from Columbus?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Columbus, including Miller Transportation, Barons Bus.
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