In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Chicago for $36/person, which is 92% cheaper than the average flight to Chicago. To find the cheapest price to Chicago from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
In general, August is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Chicago. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $112. If you don’t want to visit Chicago in August, then you should wait until July to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $123.
The best time to book a flight to Chicago from United States is 23 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $182. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Chicago at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $28 in the past 72 hours.
According to our data, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to Chicago from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Tuesday departure recently was $187. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Sunday because tickets tend to average around $225. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Chicago.
In the evening is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Chicago when you can find flight prices for as low as $181. Flying to Chicago in the evening is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Chicago is in the afternoon when prices are around $223.
During the warmer months, hikers around the Chicago area find that parks like Grant Park are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Chicago in September or October.
The best time to plan to fly to Chicago to go sightseeing would be when the temperature is not unbearable and the chance of rain is only moderate. Considering those guidelines, May or June seems like the best time of year to plan your visit.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Chicago is possible. If you are planning a flight to Chicago, consider booking flights to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (16 mi from Chicago city center) or Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (79 mi from Chicago city center).
The cheapest airport near Chicago is typically Chicago Midway Airport with an average price of $386/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.
Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Chicago. Entry restrictions
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 and Brazil 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
Starting on January 26, all travelers (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 an evidence of having contracted and recovered from COVID-19 prior to boarding the plane. 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.Quarantine requirements
Travelers returning to the US are advised to stay home as much as possible, avoid being around people and consider getting tested for COVID-19 after returning from travel and participated in higher risk activities.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.If you are planning to travel to Chicago at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.