Cheap flights from Chicago to Albany (CHI - ALB)

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The best prices from Chicago to Albany Intl are usually found in August or July, booked 41 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Albany (ALB)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to ALB flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Albany flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Albany.
CHI - ALB
Price
$167 - $431
ALB
Temperature
24.8 - 73.4 °F
ALB
Precipitation
2.2 - 3.7 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 53% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$167

From Chicago (CHI) to Albany Intl

One-way from

$137

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Albany Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Albany, New York?

To save up to 10% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 41 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Chicago to Albany, New York from $413 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $435 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Albany, New York (CHI - ALB)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to Albany, New York in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 13% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Albany, New York?

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 8% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Albany, New York?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Albany, New York from Chicago. Prices for August average $355 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $127. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of February. Opting for a August flight can save you 21% on your journey compared to booking in August

Cheap flights from Chicago to Albany in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to ALB flights for October, November
8 Nov - 12 Nov
$189pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 Nov - 15 Nov
$192pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Nov - 13 Nov
$199pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Albany 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Albany from Chicago found for this year
1 Dec - 11 Dec
$178pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Dec - 12 Dec
$180pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$184pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Albany from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Albany direct flight deals
10 Feb - 12 Feb
$188pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Dec - 12 Dec
$197pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Nov - 13 Nov
$199pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Albany

Late deals on round-trip flights to Albany from Chicago, departing today and this week
1 Nov - 5 Nov
$249pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Nov - 5 Nov
$295pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Nov - 6 Nov
$320pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ALB
Albany Intl
ALB
Albany Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Albany Intl from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Albany
12:40 am - 12:23 pm
JetBlue
1 Stop
10h 43m
ORD - ALB
JetBlue
1:12 am - 11:10 am
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 58m
ORD - ALB
Frontier
$164
Flights by SU
5:47 am - 11:28 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
4h 41m
ORD - ALB
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Albany</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Albany

What airport do you fly into for flights to Albany from Chicago?

Albany Intl (ALB) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Chicago to Albany. You should not have trouble finding flights to Albany Intl from Chicago; the airport handles an average of 18 inbound flights from Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 3 airlines have flights to the Albany airport from Chicago. It is only a 7.4 mi journey from Albany Intl (ALB) to Albany’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Albany Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta flying from Chicago to Albany Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Albany, New York for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Albany, New York for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $170, but on average you can expect to pay $196.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Albany, New York for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Albany, New York under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Albany, New York is less than $249.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Albany, New York for under $300?

There are currently 17+ open flights from Chicago to Albany, New York within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Albany, New York?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Albany, New York on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 20 flights from Chicago to Albany, New York a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 25% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 55% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 20% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Albany, New York?

Departing from Chicago to Albany, New York will take you 2h. The distance from Chicago to Albany, New York is about 725 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Albany, New York round-trip?

Currently priced at $178, Frontier will fly you from Chicago to Albany, New York and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Major Airline and American Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $185 and $188, respectively. These flights start at 49% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Albany, New York one-way?

$79 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on United Airlines and American Airlines, with prices starting from $100 and $107, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Albany, New York?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Albany, New York is $170. On average you can expect to pay $565. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Albany Intl), can usually be booked for $181.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Albany, New York?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Chicago to Albany, New York on time: Republic Airways (100%), Envoy Air (90%), United Airlines (84%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Albany, NY

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Albany from Chicago?

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

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

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 Albany Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Albany Intl.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Albany?

Returning to Chicago from Albany Intl

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Albany Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Albany

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Albany

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Albany.
Flight duration from Chicago to ALB
2h 17m
Average temperature for October in Albany
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Albany
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Albany

Top 3 airlines flying from Chicago to Albany Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Albany 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
United Airlines
$190 $414 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$195 $421 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$420 $563 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Albany

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Albany.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 54% of CHI to ALB departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 28% of CHI to ALB departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 17% of CHI to ALB departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to ALB departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Albany
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Albany.
Sunday
20 daily flights
Monday
20 daily flights
Tuesday
18 daily flights
Wednesday
18 daily flights
Thursday
18 daily flights
Friday
20 daily flights
Saturday
12 daily flights
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