Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Atlanta (ATL)

CHI — ATL
Feb 7 — Feb 141

The best prices from Chicago to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson are usually found in January or December, booked 31 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 2023: compare Chicago to Atlanta flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Atlanta.

CHI - ATL

Price

$102 - $251

ATL

Temperature

42.8 - 80.6 °F

ATL

Rainfall

3.4 - 5.3 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 48% potential price drop
Round-trip from$102From Chicago (CHI) to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
One-way from$20One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

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 29% 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 31 days in advance, which can save you up to 40% on flights from Chicago to Atlanta compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 31 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 $202. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $266.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Atlanta?

January is one of the best times of the year to fly to Atlanta from Chicago. Prices for January average $195 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $53. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a January flight can save you 28% on your journey compared to booking in June

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 at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 27% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Atlanta in February, March 2023

The best prices found for CHI to ATL flights for February, March
Feb 28 - Mar 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 05m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 11m
$35

Frontier

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 28 - Mar 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 05m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 11m
$37

Frontier

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Deal found 2/1

Feb 28 - Mar 7
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 58m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 58m
$40

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Chicago to Atlanta 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Atlanta from Chicago found for this year
Feb 28 - Mar 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 05m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 11m
$35

Frontier

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 28 - Mar 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 05m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 11m
$37

Frontier

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Deal found 2/1

Feb 28 - Mar 7
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 58m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 58m
$40

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Cheap Frontier flights from Chicago to Atlanta

Feb 28 - Mar 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 05m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 11m
$35

Frontier

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 28 - Mar 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 05m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 11m
$37

Frontier

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Deal found 2/1

Feb 28 - Mar 7
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 58m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 58m
$40

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from Chicago to Atlanta is Frontier. Flights from Frontier traveling this route typically cost $395.05 RT. This price is typically 9% cheaper than other airlines that offer Chicago to Atlanta flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $311. Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport is the most common Chicago airport to take off from when flying to Atlanta. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the most popular arrival airport in Atlanta. When flying from Chicago to Atlanta, Frontier flights are 48% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Chicago to Atlanta

Feb 13 - Feb 17
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 02m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 15m
$52

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 15 - Feb 16
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 56m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
$53

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 18 - Feb 21
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 04m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 15m
$54

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

  • If you’re traveling from Chicago to Atlanta, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Spirit Airlines. Chicago to Atlanta flights are typically 19% cheaper than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Spirit Airlines typically cost $281.20 RT. The cheapest Spirit Airlines flight found for this route was $127. When traveling from Chicago to Atlanta on Spirit Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. When flying from Chicago to Atlanta, Spirit Airlines flights are 46% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to Atlanta from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Atlanta direct flight deals
Feb 28 - Mar 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 05m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 11m
$35

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/31

Feb 28 - Mar 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 05m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 11m
$37

Frontier

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Deal found 2/1

Feb 28 - Mar 7
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 58m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 58m
$40

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Last minute flights from Chicago to Atlanta

Late deals on return flights to Atlanta from Chicago, departing today and this week
Feb 8 - Feb 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 58m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 58m
$40

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 7 - Feb 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 05m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
$40

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Feb 8 - Feb 15
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 58m
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 58m
$45

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

One-way flights to Atlanta from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Atlanta
Feb 15
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 58m
$20

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Mar 4
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 05m
$20

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Mar 1
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 58m
$21

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Atlanta

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,189 reviews

Food

6.8

Overall

7.6

Crew

8.2

Boarding

7.9

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendants were exceedingly friendly, very responsive and the food was solid. Would absolutely fly Polaris again with United.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,189 reviews
United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,189 reviews

Food

6.8

Overall

7.6

Crew

8.2

Boarding

7.9

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendants were exceedingly friendly, very responsive and the food was solid. Would absolutely fly Polaris again with United.

Spirit Airlines
6.9
Okay
716 reviews
United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,189 reviews

Food

6.8

Overall

7.6

Crew

8.2

Boarding

7.9

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendants were exceedingly friendly, very responsive and the food was solid. Would absolutely fly Polaris again with United.

Frontier
6.1
Okay
537 reviews
United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,189 reviews

Food

6.8

Overall

7.6

Crew

8.2

Boarding

7.9

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendants were exceedingly friendly, very responsive and the food was solid. Would absolutely fly Polaris again with United.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Atlanta flights.

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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.

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 69 flights from Chicago to Hartsfield-Jackson per day from 10 different airlines.

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

Spirit Airlines, Delta, and United 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 Frontier for just $35, 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: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 34 flights from Chicago to Atlanta a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 9% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 32% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 44% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 15% 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 $35. Another option worth looking into is Spirit Airlines, starting at $52 round trip. These flights start at 82% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

Consider Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines 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 (89%), Republic Airways (82%) or Aer Lingus (82%) 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 $27. While the most popular route (Chicago Midway - Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson) can be booked for $52 on average our data indicates $1,040 when flying from Chicago to Atlanta.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Chicago to Atlanta?

Spirit Airlines is one of the most eco-friendly airlines operating flights to Atlanta from Chicago. Spirit Airlines emits less carbon dioxide than the average plane flying the same route due to the type of aircraft that they use. Spirit Airline aircraft have more fuel efficient engines that burn less fuel than others. In addition, Spirit Airlines also encourages passengers to travel light by charging for carry-on items on top of airfare. Traveling light means the aircraft will weigh less, leading to lower carbon emissions. Delta Airlines is another airline offering flights to Atlanta from Chicago that promotes sustainable travel. Delta Airlines also uses more fuel-efficient engines, as well as investing in programs to achieve net-zero emissions and lower their environmental impact.

How can I fly more sustainably from Chicago to Atlanta?

One way to travel more sustainably from Chicago to Atlanta is by choosing one of the affordable direct flights. Reducing the number of take-offs and landings is important when trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Another way of reducing your carbon footprint is by choosing to fly out of the Chicago airport that is closest to you, thereby reducing carbon emissions during your transit to and from the airport. Opt for flying with more sustainable airlines that invest in programs to achieve sustainable travel, as well as implement eco-friendly solutions, such as Spirit Airlines. Pack light and avoid any unnecessary luggage. Heavier aircraft require more fuel since they burn more during the flight than lighter planes.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Atlanta

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

Top 8 airlines flying from Chicago to Atlanta

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$37Average$130FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$51Average$148FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$89Average$281FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$124Average$297FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$127Average$281FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$311Average$395FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Linear Air TaxiCheapest$11,933Average$12,242FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Atlanta

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago to Atlanta
13%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
32%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
53%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
2%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday62daily flights
Monday67daily flights
Tuesday68daily flights
Wednesday78daily flights
Thursday100daily flights
Friday75daily flights
Saturday39daily flights
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