The cheapest times to fly from CLT to CMH are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CLT to CMH is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $591 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $282 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Columbus

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Columbus, OH (CMH) will usually cost between $285 to $415 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $294. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $392. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $99 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $341 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to CMH flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CLT to CMH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CLT to CMH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to CMH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.61, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $82 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $294. Return trip prices are from the CMH to CLT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CLT to CMH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 36 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from CLT to CMH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (PKB) in Parkersburg, WV

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 71.26% less expensive than CMH
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to PKB flights

Destination alternative #2: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 47.80% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to CVG flights

Destination alternative #3: Toledo Express Airport (TOL) in Toledo, OH

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 10.85% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to TOL flights

Destination alternative #4: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 4.69% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to PIT flights

Destination alternative #5: Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in Cleveland, OH

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 1.32% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to CLE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CLT to CMH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Kenya Airways, Qantas, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John Glenn Columbus International Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 347 miles or 558 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CLT to CMH?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to CMH flight is about 1 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Columbus, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from CLT to CMH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

Return Airport

Destination code CMH
Destination airport name John Glenn Columbus International Airport
City Columbus, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 40
Longitude -82.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CLT to CMH tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CMH heading for CLT about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Columbus, OH is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Republic: 3 minutes late
  • PSA: 11 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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