The cheapest times to fly from SLC to CMH are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 10th
  • August 13th to November 18th

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 SLC to CMH is early November. Prices can be as high as $957 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $247 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Columbus

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Columbus, OH (CMH) will usually cost between $252 to $501 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 $307. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $541. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $234 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $356 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to CMH flight.

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

SLC to CMH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to CMH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below 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 $168 (38%) 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 $273. Return trip prices are from the CMH to SLC 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 SLC to CMH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 43 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 SLC to CMH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 5.76% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to CVG flights

Destination alternative #2: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 4.07% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to PIT flights

Destination alternative #3: Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in Cleveland, OH

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 2.25% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to CLE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John Glenn Columbus International Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1524 miles or 2453 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to CMH flight is about 3 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT and Columbus, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 120 available flights from SLC to CMH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SLC
Origination airport name Salt Lake City International Airport
City Salt Lake City, UT
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -112

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 SLC to CMH tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CMH heading for SLC about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Columbus, OH is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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