Cheap flights from Chicago to Atlanta (CHI - ATL)

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The best prices from Chicago to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson are usually found in August or January, booked 28 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Atlanta (ATL)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to ATL flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Atlanta flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Atlanta.
CHI - ATL
Price
$77 - $164
ATL
Temperature
42.8 - 80.6 °F
ATL
Precipitation
3.4 - 5.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 40% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$77

From Chicago (CHI) to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

One-way from

$15

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Atlanta?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Atlanta from Chicago. Prices for August average $129 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $42. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 26% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Atlanta (CHI - ATL)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to Atlanta in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 21% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Atlanta?

Departing on a Friday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 37% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 22 days in advance, which can save you up to 12% on flights from Chicago to Atlanta compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 22 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $129. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $148.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Atlanta in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to ATL flights for October, November
27 Oct - 30 Oct
$37pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Oct - 28 Oct
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Oct - 30 Oct
$39pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Atlanta 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Atlanta from Chicago found for this year
27 Oct - 30 Oct
$37pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Oct - 28 Oct
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Oct - 30 Oct
$39pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Atlanta from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Atlanta direct flight deals
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$37pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Nov - 15 Nov
$39pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Atlanta

Late deals on round-trip flights to Atlanta from Chicago, departing today and this week
27 Oct - 30 Oct
$37pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Oct - 28 Oct
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Oct - 30 Oct
$39pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Hartsfield-Jackson from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Atlanta
6:36 am - 9:32 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
1h 56m
ORD - ATL
Spirit Airlines
$15
lastminute.com
4:10 pm - 7:27 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 17m
ORD - ATL
Spirit Airlines
$18
FlightNetwork
4:10 pm - 7:04 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
1h 54m
ORD - ATL
Spirit Airlines
$19
mytrip.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Atlanta

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

If you book a flight to Atlanta from Chicago, you will be flying to Hartsfield-Jackson, which is the city’s only airport. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) is located 8.2 mi from the center of Atlanta. There are 95 flights from Chicago to Hartsfield-Jackson per day from 6 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

American Airlines, Delta, and Spirit Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Atlanta for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Atlanta for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $37, but on average you can expect to pay $47.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Atlanta for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Atlanta under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Atlanta is less than $47.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Atlanta for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Atlanta within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Atlanta?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Thursday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Atlanta on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 4 flights from Chicago to Atlanta a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 25% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 75% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Atlanta?

Spirit Airlines can get you from Chicago to Atlanta in just under 1h 56m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. Airlines will cover a distance of 610 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Chicago to Atlanta round-trip?

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Atlanta, with prices starting at $37. This flight start at 71% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Atlanta?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $48. While the most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson) can be booked for $37 on average our data indicates $372 when flying from Chicago to Atlanta

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Atlanta?

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to Atlanta.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Atlanta?

Consider Envoy Air (95%), Frontier (91%) or WestJet (89%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Chicago to Atlanta.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Atlanta?

The in-air flight time for direct flights from Chicago to Atlanta is about one and a half hours. All flights with one or more stops between these cities take four hours or more and won't save you any money over the cheapest direct flights.

Which airlines operate flights from Chicago to Atlanta?

Spirit, American, United and Delta offer direct flights from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, while Southwest flies non-stop to Atlanta from Midway International Airport. These and other airlines also offer flights with one or more stops, but they aren't the cheapest flights and add hours to the trip.

How frequent are flights between Chicago and Atlanta?

Several dozen flights make the trip non-stop on a typical day, so it's easy to find a direct flight almost anytime of day. Flights begin around 6 a.m. and the last flights of the day take off shortly after 8 p.m.

Which airports serve Chicago to Atlanta?

O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway International Airport (MDW) serve Chicago, with most flights to Atlanta departing from O'Hare. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) serves the Atlanta area.

Which direct flight route between Chicago and Atlanta is cheapest?

The O'Hare International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the cheapest route between the two cities. Most flights to Atlanta that depart from Midway International Airport cost considerably more. With about one seventh the population of Chicago and half the size, Atlanta has only about one-third the population density of Chicago. Atlanta is more suburban, and arguably a little more family-oriented. Although it's not unusual for Atlanta to get a heavy snow or two during a typical winter, it gets only about 1 1/2 inches of snow during an average year compared to Chicago's 35 inches. With higher average temperatures, Atlanta's winter climate is much milder than windy Chicago's, while summers in Atlanta can get quite a bit more sultry. You don't have to check lots of other websites to find the best possible price for your flight. Let Cheapflight's smart search engine do that for you.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Atlanta, GA

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson within the United States

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

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 Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

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

Returning to Chicago from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Atlanta

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

Destination information for Atlanta

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Atlanta.
Flight duration from Chicago to ATL
2h 03m
Average temperature for October in Atlanta
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Atlanta
3.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Atlanta

Top 5 airlines flying from Chicago to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Atlanta 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
$48 $207 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$53 $144 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$57 $165 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$59 $234 No cancel fee N/A
Linear Air Taxi
$11,933 $12,242 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Linear Air Taxi. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Atlanta

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Atlanta.
Morning 6 AM to noon 44% of CHI to ATL departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 38% of CHI to ATL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of CHI to ATL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 9% of CHI to ATL departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Atlanta
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Atlanta.
Sunday
109 daily flights
Monday
98 daily flights
Tuesday
79 daily flights
Wednesday
86 daily flights
Thursday
94 daily flights
Friday
103 daily flights
Saturday
101 daily flights
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