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About Flights to Chicago

Summary info about Chicago flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$57

Best Round-Trip Price

$128

Fastest flight time

2h 27m

Operated By

7 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Chicago from United States in the last 72 hours is $57 (Boston Logan Intl to Chicago O'Hare Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Chicago from United States in the last 72 hours is $128 (Boston Logan Intl to Chicago O'Hare Intl).
The fastest flight to Chicago from United States takes 2h 27m (Dallas/Fort Worth to Chicago O'Hare Intl).
There are 7 airlines operating flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

Cheapest flights to Chicago airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Chicago airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Chicago

Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD)

Typically, flights to Chicago from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Chicago O'Hare Intl, which has an average price of $180

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CHICAGO FROM LOS ANGELESAugust44% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Chicago costs on average just $102 in August
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CHICAGO FROM LOS ANGELESDecember55% more expensiveIt costs about $284 for flights to Chicago from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CHICAGO FROM LOS ANGELESOctober248% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Chicago from Los Angeles in October than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Chicago?

Your flight time to Chicago, Illinois will primarily depend on your state of departure, among other factors. Traveling from the west coast, specifically Seattle/Tacoma International (SEA), carries a flight time of roughly 4 hours. A similar duration will apply to those flying from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Chicago is closer to the east coast, and therefore, you should expect a flight time of approximately 3 hours if departing from JFK International Airport in New York. Passengers approaching Chicago from the southern states, like Texas, particularly Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, may take between 2-3 hours to get to their destinations. The relatively short distance between Chicago and other states means that a majority of the flights are direct. If you end up taking a flight with a layover, your flight might take half a day.

Most flights to Chicago from other US states are non-stop. Popular departure airports include JFK International Airport, where you can make flights through airlines like American Airlines, Jet Blue, or Major Airline. Spirit Airlines also offers non-stop flights to Chicago from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Texas. United Airlines has some of the most departure points. You can fly from Newark Liberty International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, using the airline. Several Chicago flight deals offer one-stop flights, albeit at a price almost equal to nonstop flight costs. If flying from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Denver is a popular layover. One-stop flights from San Francisco International Airport may feature a layover at Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, or Phoenix.

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Chicago for $9/person, which is 98% 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.

The month of August is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Chicago from United States, with most prices found around $112. If you’re not able to fly to Chicago in August, then July is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Chicago during July average around $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. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $128.

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Chicago is on a Saturday when prices can be found for as low as $245. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. When flying out on a Sunday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United States to Chicago for around $274.

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Chicago is in the evening. Flights from United States to Chicago during this time can be as low as $248. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Chicago is in the afternoon when prices are around $274.

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 Greater Rockford Airport with an average price of $474/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.

Yes. To go to Hyde Park, book a flight to Chicago Midway which is in Chicago and is about 8.0 mi away from Hyde Park.

Chicago Midway in Chicago is the closest airport to Magnificent Mile (distance: 9.7 mi).



Chicago flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Chicago found recently by users on momondo
JetBlue
Sep 24
BOS2:20 amBoston Logan Intl
2h 54m
ORD5:14 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 1
ORD3:45 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
2h 24m
BOS6:09 pmBoston Logan Intl
Delta
Sep 24
BOS2:45 amBoston Logan Intl
3h 09m
ORD5:54 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Sep 24
ORD1:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
6h 06m
1 stop
BOS8:01 pmBoston Logan Intl
JetBlue
Oct 1
BOS12:55 pmBoston Logan Intl
3h 00m
ORD3:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 5
ORD3:45 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
2h 24m
BOS6:09 pmBoston Logan Intl
Spirit Airlines
Sep 10
DFW12:18 pmDallas/Fort Worth
2h 28m
ORD2:46 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Sep 13
ORD9:02 amChicago O'Hare Intl
2h 26m
DFW11:28 amDallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Aug 20
DFW5:50 pmDallas/Fort Worth
2h 27m
ORD8:17 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Aug 23
ORD3:35 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
2h 29m
DFW6:04 pmDallas/Fort Worth
Delta
Sep 24
BOS1:40 amBoston Logan Intl
4h 39m
1 stop
ORD6:19 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Sep 24
ORD1:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
6h 06m
1 stop
BOS8:01 pmBoston Logan Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Chicago

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Chicago, view some of our deals below provided by Delta, JetBlue and Spirit Airlines
JetBlue
Jun 7
BOS10:01 amBoston Logan Intl
2h 58m
ORD12:59 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Oct 4
BOS1:05 pmBoston Logan Intl
3h 12m
ORD4:17 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Jun 14
BOS7:53 amBoston Logan Intl
5h 47m
1 stop
ORD1:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Which airlines fly to Chicago?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Chicago

Which airlines fly to Chicago?

United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Delta are the most popular airlines that fly from United States to Chicago on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to Chicago with these airlines and other airlines flying from United States.

Southwest Flights to Chicago

There are 119 Southwest flights to Chicago in a normal week. The most common departure point is Denver Intl and the best Southwest ticket price seen on momondo is $297 (last 72 hours, from Los Angeles, to Chicago). Southwest has a score of 7.6 from 305 user reviews on momondo.

Sun Country Air Flights to Chicago

Sun Country Air (7.4/10, 33 reviews) is also a popular choice for flights to Chicago, with deals from as low as $163 from San Francisco, round-trip. With 3 Sun Country Air flights to Chicago on average each week, prices can vary significantly by origin and availability.


Best first class flights to Chicago

Compare and see reviews for airlines with premium cabins that fly to Chicago
AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
Alaska AirlinesPriceFrom $271First ClassRating
8.0
8.3

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.5

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

They forgot to give us food and water for the flight :(

1 / 10
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DeltaPriceFrom $91First ClassRating
7.9
7.9

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.7

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

This is another disease as if you have the Internet, you are ordinary deceivers!

1 / 10
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United AirlinesPriceFrom $90First ClassRating
7.4
7.6

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.7

Food

Reviews

Boarding process was confusing. No signage of where the groups should line up especially for group 1 & 2. Flight crew’s service was excellent.

1 / 10
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American AirlinesPriceFrom $107First ClassRating
7.3
7.7

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.0

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Flight got canceled due to weather. Stranded in DFW with my elderly father. Will flight again with AA out of necessity but they offer a terrible service.

1 / 10
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Spirit AirlinesPriceFrom $54First ClassRating
6.2
6.4

Boarding

5.8

Comfort

6.9

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.1

Food

Reviews

I liked that you put our family together even though we did not choose our seats, that the inside of the plane seemed new or updated, we were not fussed about the sizes of our bags that were the free size.

1 / 10
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  • Depending on where you fly from and which dates you’d like to travel, the average price for a First class ticket to Chicago is approximately $493. If you fly from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport, you may be able to secure a First class seat at just $243 - price last found on May 22.

  • Here’s a list of airlines that currently offer First class flights to Chicago: Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines. Comparing prices, seating arrangements, and exclusive services on each airline option would help ensure you get the best First class experience.

  • On average, Business class flights to Chicago are priced at $455 per person. Choosing Business class tickets over First class tickets saves you up to 8% per person for equally comfortable seats, along with some exclusive premium services.

  • Looking to upgrade from Economy? The most popular airline with flights to Chicago, United Airlines, has the following Premium Cabin options: First, Business, Premium economy. Departing from another origin or choosing a different airline may open up more travel alternatives, if you are still undecided.


Airports near Chicago

Below you will find all the airports in Chicago along with the distance from the city center

How to get to downtown Chicago from the airport

The Blue Line L train is an affordable way to get to Chicago city center from O'Hare International Airport. The B-Line train station is within walking distance of Terminal 1, 2, and 3, and you can locate it by following the CTA Trains signs. You can also board several buses and shuttles at the pick points at Door 1E, 2E, and 3E for Terminal's 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The buses to take are Chicago Transit, which passes by every 10 minutes, or Vangalder Bus, which operates at four-hour intervals. GO Airport Shuttle provides a more comfortable travel experience to not only the city center but also hotels. If your budget allows, you have the option of taking a taxi or use apps like Uber and Lyft to get to Downtown Chicago.


Popular routes to Chicago

Most frequently searched flights to Chicago along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
New York to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 35m
Cheapest price$172
Los Angeles to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 57m
Cheapest price$166
Dallas to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 25m
Cheapest price$143
Seattle to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 52m
Cheapest price$216
San Francisco to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time4h 08m
Cheapest price$256
Boston to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 40m
Cheapest price$128
Atlanta to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time1h 46m
Cheapest price$95
Phoenix to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 16m
Cheapest price$211
Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 11m
Cheapest price$95
Orlando to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 54m
Cheapest price$166
Denver to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 19m
Cheapest price$187
Tampa to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 58m
Cheapest price$133
Washington, D.C. to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 08m
Cheapest price$150
Burbank to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time5h 32m
Cheapest price$254
Portland to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 30m
Cheapest price$236
Santa Ana to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 59m
Cheapest price$237
Miami to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 20m
Cheapest price$115
Minneapolis to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time1h 27m
Cheapest price$91
Oakland, California to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time4h 04m
Cheapest price$155
Houston to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 38m
Cheapest price$130

Visa requirements for visiting Chicago

Domestic travelers flying from one US state to another require neither a passport nor a visa. However, you’ll require a government-issued identification document when getting into Chicago from another US state. The ID can be a driver's license, state ID, or passport.


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Best things to do and see in Chicago

Chicago's charming urban atmosphere blends well with its attractions to make your stay in the city as dynamic as it gets. You can have a taste of Chicago foods, attend live concerts, shop, and gallivant through the botanical gardens of the Navy Pier on Grand Ave. Millennium Park, with its shiny stainless-steel façade, is at the heart of the city. It has spellbinding to-dos, including attending concerts at Jay Pritzker Pavilion and visiting the Lurie Garden. If you have an artsy side, your heart will warm to The Art Institute of Chicago's artworks that run to hundreds of thousands. The establishment sits on South Michigan Ave.


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