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Cheap Flights to Columbus

Popular in August High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price £702 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £456 From London to Columbus
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Columbus related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Columbus along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. Starting on May 28, foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil in the last 14 days will also be restricted from entering the United States. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.. If you are looking to book a trip to Columbus and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Columbus flights by month

January
£416
February
£417
March
£469
April
£534
May
£484
June
£532
July
£648
August
£510
September
£541
October
£549
November
£558
December
£549
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Columbus is January. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Columbus?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - CMH
Price
£416 - £799
CMH
Temperature
5 - 30 °C
CMH
Rainfall
59 - 126 mm

Peak Season 

The best time to book flights to Columbus is undoubtedly during the summer. Warm temperatures and infrequent rain showers, make for the perfect weather conditions for exploring the city on foot. No one can resist a sunny day and summer is full of them, with temperatures on average 15-26°C, although it can even reach the low 30s. Make sure you pack light clothing, grab your sunglasses and hit the road.

The city can be a great location to celebrate Independence Day. Book a flight to Columbus during July, to enjoy the annual Red, White and Boom! event, hosted in the city centre. Held on the 3rd of July (so as not to interfere with events on the 4th July), the festivities include concerts, a parade and Ohio’s largest fireworks display, followed by an official after party.

Off-peak Season 

Winter here isn’t exactly nasty, or particularly stormy, but it’s nothing to write home about. Temperatures plummet to below freezing while drizzle and rainfall are consistent throughout this period. There is also an increase in snowfall, particularly in December, January and February. If you’re a budget traveller then this can be the ideal time to look for cheap flights to Columbus, as this period is usually less popular with tourists.

When is the best time to book a flight to Columbus?

Booking 24 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Columbus. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Columbus?

The cheapest flights to Columbus are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Columbus?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Columbus. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

Columbus overview

This Midwestern gem of a city is worth a go. When you book a holiday in Columbus, you’re getting much more than railroads and the Eerie Canal (although you get those too, don’t worry). This town, once a shipping port, is now full of arts, sports, leisure, education, and shopping. 

Incorporated in 1816, Columbus started out as an industrial town. With more than 200 of these industrial establishments pumping, the area became fluent in business, and German immigrants with business plans began to set up shop as brewers. A hundred years passed this way, with more and more business constantly fitting inside the city’s boundaries, so in the 1980s, it was begging for a little renovation. Now, the Arena District exists as a mixed-use planned urban environment with restaurants, hotels, shops, and offices. New brick buildings now stand where old warehouses once did. Some of the old industrial architecture still stands, adding historical flavour to the fresh look of new Columbus.

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Columbus climate

When you travel to Columbus, expect the typical Midwest seasonal pattern. The climate here is strongly affected by Lake Eerie, and gets great heat waves in the summers. Winters are much milder than other northern cities, so while you should pack warm clothing, there’s no need to worry about harsh or dangerous snow storms. Spring and autumn months are mild and sunny, with occasional rain showers.

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Getting around Columbus

Columbus doesn’t have much public transport, but it’s very easy to get around by car. You can rent a car at one of the companies at the airport. Most hotels provide transport from the airport. Taxis are freely available.  

Local Airport

Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is 6 miles east of the city centre.

 

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