Airport Maps & Terminal Guide
Getting Around the Airport
The terminal building structure of the Columbus International Airport has two levels and houses three concourses: Concourse A, B, and C.
The two-story building of the CMH Airport terminal provides the following:
The baggage claim level houses seven baggage claim carousels and four baggage offices: Southwest baggage office near carousel 1, United/Air Canada baggage office and Spirit baggage office near carousel 2, American airline baggage office near carousel 5, and Delta baggage office near carousel 7. There is a Group Welcome Center in the middle, next to which there is an ATM. Near baggage carousel 6 there is a meditation room, while throughout the level there are nursing rooms and restrooms. Outside there is a pet relief area.
International Arrivals is near the Meditation Room (between bag carousels 5 & 7).
The ticketing level houses the nine check-in counters and an Information Desk in the center. The airline counters for American, Frontier, Alaska, and Frontier airlines are towards the left of the information desk, while those for United, Air Canada, Spirit, Vacation Express, and Southwest, are on the right.
There are three security checkpoints each leading to the three Concourses of the airport: checkpoint C is to the left, checkpoint A is to the right, and Checkpoint B is beyond the check-in counters at the center.
To get better oriented, see the Columbus International Airport Main Terminal Map (CMH Map).
Concourse A lies towards the southeast (right from the entrance) of the ticketing level and has six gates labeled gates A1-A6. This Concourse is served by Southwest airlines. Services include restrooms, ATMs, and nursing rooms.
To get better oriented, see the Columbus International Airport Concourse A Map (CMH Map).
Concourse B lies towards the center of the ticketing level and has twenty gates labeled gates B17-36. This Concourse is served by Air Canada, Spirit, United, and American airlines. Services include restrooms, ATMs, and nursing rooms.
To get better oriented, see the Columbus International Airport Concourse B Map (CMH Map).
Concourse C lies towards the west (left from the entrance) of the ticketing level and has twenty gates labeled C46-C56. This Concourse is served by Alaska, Delta, Frontier, and Vacation Express. Services include restrooms, ATMs, and nursing rooms.
To get better oriented, see the Columbus International Airport Concourse C Map (CMH Map).
Food, Shops & Amenities
There are many options for shopping and dining around CMH airport. Some notable shops and restaurants include CNBC News Store and Donatos Concourse A; Capital City TravelMart, Charley's Philly Steaks, and Starbucks in Concourse B; and Best Buy Express and Columbus Marketplace in Concourse C.
The security checkpoints at CMH airport are monitored by the Federal TSA - Transportation Security Administration. Only passengers possessing tickets are allowed to proceed beyond any of the security checkpoints. All security checkpoints provide access to the concourses and airplane gates.
The hours and wait times estimates for each security checkpoint can be found on the Columbus International Airport Security Wait Times Page.
There is one airline lounge inside the CMH airport called the Jake Brewer USO Lounge. This can be found in the presecurity area outside Concourse C on the ticketing level.
International Arrivals & Transfers
International Arrivals is near the Meditation Room (between bag carousels 5 & 7) on the baggage claim level.
- Arrive 90 minutes before flight time in case of domestic flights, and two hours before flight time in case of international flights.
- Print your boarding passes beforehand or use electronic boarding passes to save time
- Get all information regarding baggage sizes, airline schedule, curbside pickup/dropoff, or wheelchairs, prior to reaching the airport
- When traveling with pets or other animals, use the outdoor pet relief areas of the CMH airport.
- In case of lost items, please note that you can contact the airport directly within 90 days, after which your items will be discarded.