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 Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

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 2022: 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
Rainfall
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

Average price

$119

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$77

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.
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.

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 32% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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 December

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 43% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Atlanta in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CHI to ATL flights for May, June
7 Jun - 14 Jun
$146pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
7 Jun - 14 Jun
$147pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
7 Jun - 9 Jun
$156pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway

Chicago to Atlanta 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Atlanta from Chicago found for this year
15 Sep - 18 Sep
$130pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
6 Sep - 13 Sep
$130pp
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
10 Aug - 16 Aug
$131pp
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
6 Sep - 13 Sep
$115pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
6 Sep - 13 Sep
$130pp
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 Sep - 13 Sep
$130pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway

Last minute flights from Chicago to Atlanta

Late deals on round-trip flights to Atlanta from Chicago, departing today and this week
1 Jun - 8 Jun
$165pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
31 May - 7 Jun
$168pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
1 Jun - 7 Jun
$169pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway

One-way flights to Hartsfield-Jackson from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Atlanta
2:20 pm - 6:57 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
15h 37m
ORD - ATL
Multiple Airlines
$84
Kiwi.com
8:28 am - 7:21 am
Frontier
1 Stop
21h 53m
MDW - ATL
Frontier
$96
Kiwi.com

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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 76 flights from Chicago to Hartsfield-Jackson per day from 9 different airlines.

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

Delta, Spirit Airlines, and American 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Atlanta for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $115, but on average you can expect to pay $142.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Atlanta for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Atlanta under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Atlanta is less than $142.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Atlanta for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Atlanta within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Atlanta?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 57 flights from Chicago to Atlanta a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 33% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 63% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 4% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Atlanta?

Frontier and Spirit Airlines can get you from Chicago to Atlanta in just under 2h 02m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. Airlines will cover a distance of 610 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Atlanta round-trip?

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Atlanta, with prices starting at $115. Another option worth looking into is Spirit Airlines, starting at $130 round trip. These flights start at 10% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

Consider American Airlines, Alaska 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 Mesa Airlines (100%), Aeromexico (87%) or Air New Zealand (87%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Chicago to Atlanta.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Atlanta?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $66. While the most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson) can be booked for $130 on average our data indicates $439 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.

How busy are the airports in Chicago and Atlanta?

If you'd like to fly to Atlanta from Chicago, you can choose to board your flight at either O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Midway International Airport (MDW). ORD is one of the most prestigious airports in the country. At this airport, located on the northwest side of Chicago, you'll encounter lots of human traffic. Just like ORD, MDW is a pretty prestigious airport. Suppose you choose to board your flight to Atlanta at this airport, situated less than 30 minutes away from the heart of the city. In that case, you can count on having a relatively easy time checking in and having your luggage checked, as this airport is renowned for being quite organized. In Atlanta, your flight will land at Hartsfield Jackson (ATL). Here, you can expect to meet lots of people, as ATL is one of the busiest airports in the US and around the globe. At this airport, you can find an easy way to get to your final destination, as it boasts taxis, shuttles, and even car rentals.

Which airlines fly directly from Chicago to Atlanta?

There are plenty of air travel companies that offer direct flights to Atlanta from Chicago. As this is the case, if you'd like to reach Atlanta from Chicago as quickly as possible, there are a good number of airlines you can travel with. Some of these airlines include Spirit Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines. If you choose to board one of the direct flights Delta Airlines offers, your flight to Atlanta will last about one hour and 42 minutes. If you choose one of the American Airlines direct flights, your flight to Atlanta will last roughly one hour and 57 minutes. Although Spirit Airlines has relatively slower direct flights than the other air travel companies, their flights' tickets are the cheapest. Thus, if you're on a budget, you should consider traveling to Atlanta from Chicago onboard one of its flights.

What are the stopover options between Chicago to Atlanta?

The most popular stopover options for flights to Atlanta from Chicago are Detroit and Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, your flight will land at the elegant McCarran International Airport (LAS), while in Detroit, your flight will land at Detroit Metro Airport. Given that both these airports have comfortable lounges, amazing restaurants, boutique shops, and superb amenities, at either, you can have a good time before resuming your journey to Atlanta.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Chicago to Atlanta?

Given that flights to Atlanta from Chicago are domestic flights, you don't need a visa to be allowed onto your flight. To be allowed onto your flight by the airport security officials, you can use your passport, driver's license, transportation worker identification credential, border crossing card, permanent resident card, or photo ID. If you've served in the military, you can use your veteran health identification card. If you're a foreign citizen in the country for a brief trip, you need to have your foreign government-issued passport to travel.

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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 05m
Average temperature for May in Atlanta
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Atlanta
3.5 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Atlanta

Top 8 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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $21 No cancel fee 66%

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

Frontier
$28 $139 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$39 $138 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$58 $197 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$68 $217 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$78 $225 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$227 $364 No cancel fee 75%
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.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 43% of CHI to ATL departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 42% of CHI to ATL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 14% of CHI to ATL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 1% 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
64 daily flights
Monday
91 daily flights
Tuesday
90 daily flights
Wednesday
81 daily flights
Thursday
82 daily flights
Friday
78 daily flights
Saturday
52 daily flights
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