Cheap flights from Chicago to Austin (CHI - AUS)

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The best prices from Chicago to Austin are usually found in July or August, booked 7 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Austin (AUS)

CHI - AUS
Price
$79 - $220
AUS
Temperature
64.4 - 96.8 °F
AUS
Rainfall
1.3 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 52% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$79

From Chicago to Austin

One-way from

$30

One-way flight from Chicago to Austin

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Austin?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 43%.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 55 days in advance to save up to 43% 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 55 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 Austin 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $99, or $141 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Austin from Chicago. Prices for August average $106 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $36. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 42% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Austin (CHI - AUS)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to Austin is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 38% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Austin in March, April 2021

23 Mar - 22 Apr
$53pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Mar - 22 Apr
$56pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Mar - 17 Mar
$59pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Austin 2021 flight deals

8 May - 11 May
$32pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Apr - 24 Apr
$35pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 Apr - 24 Apr
$44pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Austin from Chicago

19 Apr - 22 Apr
$32pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Apr - 24 Apr
$35pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Apr - 26 Apr
$44pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Austin

9 Mar - 17 Mar
$84pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Mar - 30 Mar
$92pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Mar - 19 Mar
$100pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Austin from Chicago

1:45 pm - 4:33 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 48m
ORD - AUS
American Airlines
3:45 pm - 6:29 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 44m
ORD - AUS
United Airlines
$49
United
9:42 am - 6:30 am
Frontier
1 Stop
20h 48m
ORD - AUS
Frontier
$69
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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Austin

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Austin due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Austin for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Austin Bergstrom to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travelers booking flights from Chicago to Austin Bergstrom include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Austin Bergstrom have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Chicago to Austin Bergstrom that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, Spirit 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 Austin for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Austin for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $32, but on average you can expect to pay $52.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Austin under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Austin is less than $54.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Austin?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Saturday.

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

On average 6 flights depart from Chicago to Austin Bergstrom per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 33% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 67% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Austin?

With an average temperature of 97 °F, peak weather can be found in August. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Austin are hotter than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Austin?

Airlines like American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Major Airline fly from Chicago to Austin in about 2h 48m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. There are 983 mi between Chicago and Austin. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Currently priced at $32, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Austin and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on American Airlines for as low as $59. Spirit Airlines is priced at 80% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Austin one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Chicago to Austin are Spirit Airlines ($15), American Airlines ($30), and Frontier ($44).

Alternative routes for Chicago to Austin

Destination information for Austin

Flight duration
2h 45m
Average temperature for March in Austin
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Austin
2.7 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Austin

Top 5 airlines flying from Chicago to Austin

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$38 $110 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$56 $185 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$59 $235 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$81 $270 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$87 $307 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Austin

Evening 6 PM to midnight 46% of CHI to AUS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 28% of CHI to AUS departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 25% of CHI to AUS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to AUS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Austin
Sunday
11 daily flights
Monday
12 daily flights
Tuesday
11 daily flights
Wednesday
10 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
11 daily flights
Saturday
11 daily flights
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