CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Orlando TO Columbus
Orlando Airport (MCO) to Columbus (CMH)
Typically, flights to Columbus from Orlando are cheaper when flying from Orlando to Columbus, which has an average price of $122
|CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO COLUMBUS FROM ORLANDO AIRPORT||July||29% cheaper||Flying from Orlando Airport to Columbus costs on average just $87 in July|
|MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO COLUMBUS FROM ORLANDO AIRPORT||December||43% more expensive||It costs about $174 for flights to Columbus from Orlando Airport in December|
|MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO COLUMBUS FROM ORLANDO AIRPORT||September||492% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Columbus from Orlando Airport in September than any other month|
Columbus is the capital of Ohio but it is also the heart of the rural area of Ohio. Mostly known as a lively college town, Columbus has numerous family-friendly activities and a vibrant nightlife that locals and tourists enjoy in equal measure. When looking for the best time to visit Columbus, you need to consider the seasons. Most of the events kick off in the summer when temperatures are favorable. Therefore, anytime from April – August is best. Just remember that the closer to summer you are, the more students are out of school, which means hotel prices rise and lines at attractions increase. You can plan early and book tickets online to see the major attractions so that your sightseeing time is maximized.
Users booking trips to Columbus from New Orleans found flights 89% cheaper than the average price of flights to Columbus. To find the cheapest price to Columbus from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
The cheapest month to fly to Columbus from United States is in August. Flight prices, which tend to average around $178, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of August, then book flights to Columbus from United States during July instead. Flights to Columbus in July, while not as cheap as those in August, still average around $212.
We recommend purchasing flights from United States to Columbus 46 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Columbus for $242. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $111.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Columbus is on a Thursday when prices can be found for as low as $246. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Sunday because tickets tend to average around $329. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Columbus.
Flying to Columbus from United States in the morning is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $275 when looking at flights departing in the morning. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $282.
Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Columbus for April, September, and October, when they can visit Scioto Mile and enjoy all that the park has to offer.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Columbus is possible. If you are planning a flight to Columbus, consider booking flights to Columbus Rickenbacker Airport (11 mi from Columbus city center), Dayton Airport (65 mi from Columbus city center), Lima Allen County Airport (75 mi from Columbus city center), Parkersburg Wood County Airport (93 mi from Columbus city center) or Cincinnati Airport (96 mi from Columbus city center).
The cheapest airport near Columbus is typically Parkersburg Wood County Airport with an average price of $413/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.Entry requirements
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane. Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form. Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.Quarantine requirements
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected. Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.All other info
Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.
Direct flights to John Glenn International Airport include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Cheap flights into Columbus are offered by Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines, but may require multiple layovers.
As a major international airport, CMH has multiple options for getting from the airport to Columbus city center.
Taxis are available on demand at the terminal 24 hours per day. The fare to downtown is approximately $25 USD and the meter calculates the fare instantly from the airport to city center.
The airport is served by the Central Ohio Transit Authority or COTA. COTA’s AirConnect has a direct bus service from the airport to city center and downtown hotels. AirConnect is $2.75 USD per direction and you can purchase a ride pass at the bus stop in front of the taxi station. You can also take bus routes 52 and 92 to downtown.
Shuttle services are available from local hotels as well as private coaches, such as the Creative Coach Co. “Fun Bus and Urban Express Charter.
Luxury car hire
Private limousines are available for rent. Fares depend on the distance and the company you select. Popular companies include A Supreme Limousine, Aladdin Limousines, My Chauffeur, and Le Bon Comfort Limousine.
If you plan to drive and make the effort to book early, you might find some good bargains for car rentals with momondo.
Columbus is a very walkable city, which is helpful if you do not want the hassle of navigating the public transportation system or if you just enjoy walking around.
Columbus promotes cycling throughout the city. CoGo Bike Share lets you rent bikes and the service is available 24 hours per day. Purchase a 1-day pass for $8 USD per person or a 3-day pass for $18 USD per person. You can rent your bike on your phone using their app. If you do not feel like cycling, you can take an ECT Pedicab, which is a bike inspired by the rickshaws of the eastern world. Trips between the districts downtown range from $5 – $25 USD per person.
COTA offers several bus lines throughout downtown and the outer districts. The CBUS is the free downtown circulating bus. It runs every 10 – 15 minutes, starting at the Short North Arts District and runs over to the Brewery District. You can also purchase one-way COTA fares for other bus lines that charge $2 USD per day. For the best value, purchase a day pass for $4.50 USD.
Rideshare is popular in Columbus. You have providers like Uber, Car2Go, Lyft, and Hopper. Rates vary depending on which service you select, the time of day, and your destination.
If you are headed to the outer districts, a taxi might be your best option. Yellow Cab of Columbus offers curbside pick-up with their smartphone app. Taxi prices start at $3 USD with $2.50 USD per mile and a $25 USD per hour wait charge.
Columbus is one of those areas that offers a great mix of leisure, entertainment and sightseeing novelty for all ages. Whether you are here with the family or you are visiting on business, you will find this college town lively all day long. At night, you find great brews and bars, while during the day you can visit historic attractions and soak up the youthful lifestyle.
Columbus is one of those cities that despite being a state capital, runs like a small town. From antique shopping to the underground lifestyle, there are hidden gems here that only the locals know, but you can too with these handy tips.
As a college town, you have more than enough opportunity to save while visiting Columbus. Rent a bike and enjoy the grid-like setup of the city, which makes it easy to travel about. Also, if you follow the college crowd, you will find cheap local eateries, bars, and shops.
For the foodies
Columbus might not seem like a foodie destination, but it has an impressive array of eateries. In German Village, you can enjoy authentic German cuisine. Also, you must not miss out on the typical Ohio specialties, like buckeyes and sausages. Craft beers are also a specialty of the area. Make a trip to Northstar Café which serves up organic-only foods and drinks.
While it might be a college town, Columbus is known for the most beautiful antiques. Visit the Greater Columbus Antique Mall and see what treasures are tucked away on the back of the shelves. You can also check out the Columbus Architectural Salvage. See if you can grab up some unique pieces at the Heritage Square Antique Mall.