The cheapest times to fly from CMH to SCE are

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • April 23rd to July 22nd (except the week of April 30th)
  • August 27th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 11th

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 SCE is early November. Prices can be as high as $493 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $181 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to State College

Flying from Columbus, OH (CMH) to State College, PA (SCE) will usually cost between $184 to $332 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $227. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $317. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $91 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $258 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMH to SCE flight.

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

CMH to SCE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMH to SCE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Columbus. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.59, 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 $87 (29%) 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 $216. Return trip prices are from the SCE 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 SCE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 28 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from CMH to SCE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 26.74% less expensive than SCE
  • Nonstop flights available

See CMH to DCA flights

Destination alternative #2: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 12.02% less expensive than SCE
  • Nonstop flights available

See CMH to IAD flights

Destination alternative #3: Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport (AVP) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 11.63% less expensive than SCE
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMH to AVP flights

Destination alternative #4: Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Harrisburg, PA

  • 73 miles (117 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 0.58% less expensive than SCE
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMH to MDT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 272 miles or 438 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMH to SCE flight is about 1 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Columbus, OH and State College, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from CMH to SCE.


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 SCE
Destination airport name University Park Airport
City State College, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.9
Longitude -77.8


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