Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to South Padre Island

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The best prices from Chicago to South Padre Island are usually found in August or June, booked 25 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Friday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to South Padre Island

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to MFE flight in 2021: compare Chicago to South Padre Island flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Padre Island.
CHI - SO9
Price
$257 - $524
SO9
Temperature
60.8 - 84.2 °F
SO9
Precipitation
1.2 - 4.4 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 32% potential price drop

Average price

$524

Average for round-trip flights in November 2021

Round-trip from

$257

From Chicago (CHI) to South Padre Island

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to South Padre Island (CHI - SO9)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Chicago to South Padre Island as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to South Padre Island?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 25 days in advance to save up to 29% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 25 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Chicago to South Padre Island 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $388, or $425 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to South Padre Island?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to South Padre Island from Chicago. Prices for August average $380 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $229. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November. Opting for a August flight can save you 37% on your journey compared to booking in August

Cheap flights from Chicago to South Padre Island in November, December 2021

The best prices found for CHI to South Padre Island flights for November, December
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$319pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Dec - 12 Jan
$330pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$337pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to South Padre Island 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Padre Island from Chicago found for next year
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$319pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Dec - 12 Jan
$330pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$337pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to South Padre Island

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Padre Island from Chicago, departing today and this week
4 Dec - 8 Dec
$410pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Dec - 8 Dec
$418pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Dec - 13 Dec
$430pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
BRO
Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to South Padre Island from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to South Padre Island
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
10h 00m
ORD - BRO
United Airlines
$385
United
3:16 am - 12:36 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
9h 20m
ORD - BRO
American Airlines
3:55 pm - 5:21 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
37h 26m
ORD - BRO
Multiple Airlines
$647
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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to South Padre Island

Which airlines flying from Chicago to South Padre Island have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Chicago to South Padre Island that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines and United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Chicago to South Padre Island for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to South Padre Island for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $251, but on average you can expect to pay $309.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to South Padre Island for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to South Padre Island within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to South Padre Island?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to South Padre Island is $123. On average you can expect to pay $237. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl), can usually be booked for $272.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to South Padre Island?

American Airlines, Frontier and United Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to South Padre Island.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Padre Island

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Padre Island from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to South Padre Island within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Padre Island.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering South Padre Island.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from South Padre Island?

Returning to Chicago from South Padre Island

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Padre Island must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Padre Island are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to South Padre Island

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Destination information for South Padre Island

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to South Padre Island.
Average temperature for November in South Padre Island
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for November in South Padre Island
2.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing South Padre Island

Top 3 airlines flying from Chicago to South Padre Island

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to South Padre Island choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$58 $171 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$147 $398 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$147 $384 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to South Padre Island

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