The cheapest times to fly from CMH to LIS are

  • January 1st to February 18th
  • March 5th to May 6th (except the week of March 19th)
  • October 8th to February 18th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 CMH to LIS is early December. Prices can be as high as $1675 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $800 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Lisbon

Flying from Columbus, OH (CMH) to Lisbon (LIS) will usually cost between $869 to $1414 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $877. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1397. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $520 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1097 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMH to LIS flight.

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

CMH to LIS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMH to LIS flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Columbus. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lisbon, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Columbus. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $100 (9%) 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 $1060. Return trip prices are from the LIS to CMH 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 CMH to LIS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CMH to LIS

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CMH to LIS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (CMH > ORD > LIS)

  • Price for both tickets: $751
  • Average savings: $346 (31.54%)

See CMH to ORD flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (CMH > JFK > LIS)

  • Price for both tickets: $754
  • Average savings: $344 (31.31%)

See CMH to JFK flights

Hack #3: Dusseldorf (CMH > DUS > LIS)

  • Price for both tickets: $778
  • Average savings: $319 (29.08%)

See CMH to DUS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3818 miles or 6144 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMH to LIS flight is about 7 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Columbus, OH and Lisbon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from CMH to LIS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code LIS
Destination airport name Lisboa Airport
City Lisbon
Country Portugal
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -9.1


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