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Cheapest flights to Chicago airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Chicago airports from your nearest city or airport
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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?

How long does it take 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.

Where can you fly directly into Chicago from?

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.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Chicago?

    In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Chicago for $40/person, which is 85% 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.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Chicago?

    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.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Chicago?

    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 $56.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Chicago?

    The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Chicago is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $177. 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 $217.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Chicago?

    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 $204. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Chicago is at noon when prices are around $248.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Chicago?

    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.

  • When is it best to fly to Chicago to go sightseeing?

    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.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Chicago?

    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).

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Chicago?

    The cheapest airport near Chicago is typically Chicago Greater Rockford Airport with an average price of $198/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.

  • Are there flights to Hyde Park?

    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.

  • What’s the closest airport to Magnificent Mile?

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


Can I fly to Chicago from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Can I fly back to United States from Chicago?

Returning to United States from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

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.

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
Spirit Airlines
Mar 1
LAX9:20 amLos Angeles
3h 55m
ORD1:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Mar 15
ORD10:05 amChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 15m
LAX2:20 pmLos Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Feb 17
DFW6:26 amDallas/Fort Worth
2h 20m
ORD8:46 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 19
ORD10:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
2h 30m
DFW12:30 pmDallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Feb 23
LAX6:59 pmLos Angeles
3h 52m
ORD10:51 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Mar 8
ORD9:15 amChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 20m
LAX1:35 pmLos Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Feb 25
DFW6:26 amDallas/Fort Worth
2h 20m
ORD8:46 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 27
ORD10:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
2h 30m
DFW12:30 pmDallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Mar 2
LAX9:20 amLos Angeles
3h 55m
ORD1:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Mar 9
ORD9:05 amChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 15m
LAX1:20 pmLos Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Feb 25
DFW6:26 amDallas/Fort Worth
2h 20m
ORD8:46 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 27
ORD10:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
2h 30m
DFW12:30 pmDallas/Fort Worth

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 American Airlines, Delta and Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Mar 9
LAX8:10 amLos Angeles
3h 59m
ORD12:09 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Feb 12
DFW5:50 amDallas/Fort Worth
2h 18m
ORD8:08 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Mar 2
LAX9:20 amLos Angeles
3h 55m
ORD1:15 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.


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

How do you get to the city center from the Chicago 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 15m
Cheapest price$83
Los Angeles to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 48m
Cheapest price$56
Seattle to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 50m
Cheapest price$154
Boston to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 40m
Cheapest price$92
San Francisco to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 57m
Cheapest price$124
Dallas to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 10m
Cheapest price$57
Minneapolis to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time1h 28m
Cheapest price$78
Washington to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 02m
Cheapest price$71
Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 05m
Cheapest price$41
Denver to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 21m
Cheapest price$104
Miami to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 18m
Cheapest price$39
Atlanta to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time1h 57m
Cheapest price$41
Houston to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 25m
Cheapest price$55
Portland to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 30m
Cheapest price$127
Ontario to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 45m
Cheapest price$125
Mexico City to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time4h 05m
Cheapest price$168
Philadelphia to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 10m
Cheapest price$91
San Diego to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time3h 55m
Cheapest price$81
Orlando to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 52m
Cheapest price$64
Tampa to Chicago Flights
Fastest flight time2h 48m
Cheapest price$57

Visa requirements for visiting Chicago

What passport or visa requirements are there when 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

What can you see and do 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.