Cheap flights from Chicago to Austin (CHI - AUS)

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The best prices from Chicago to Austin Bergstrom 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)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to AUS flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Austin flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Austin.
CHI - AUS
Price
$79 - $220
AUS
Temperature
64.4 - 96.8 °F
AUS
Precipitation
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 Bergstrom

One-way from

$30

One-way flight from Chicago to Austin Bergstrom

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?

Flights from Chicago to Austin are found to be more expensive on Sunday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Austin.

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

July can be a great time to fly to Austin from Chicago with a flight ticket averaging about $166. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $40. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

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 36% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Austin in September, October 2021

The best prices found for CHI to AUS flights for September, October
22 Sep - 7 Oct
$76pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Oct - 12 Oct
$80pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Oct - 7 Oct
$82pp
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

Cheap flights to Austin from Chicago found for this year
22 Sep - 7 Oct
$76pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Oct - 12 Oct
$80pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Oct - 7 Oct
$82pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Austin from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Austin direct flight deals
30 Oct - 30 Oct
$112pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Oct - 30 Oct
$117pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Sep - 3 Oct
$132pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Austin

Late deals on round-trip flights to Austin from Chicago, departing today and this week
25 Sep - 30 Sep
$70pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 Sep - 7 Oct
$76pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Sep - 2 Oct
$87pp
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 Bergstrom from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Austin
7:50 am - 10:30 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 40m
ORD - AUS
American Airlines
4:16 pm - 5:35 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
13h 19m
ORD - AUS
Spirit Airlines
$30
mytrip.com
3:45 am - 4:16 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
12h 31m
ORD - AUS
Spirit Airlines
$36
mytrip.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Austin

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

For a flight from Chicago to Austin, you will be flying into Austin Bergstrom. Austin Bergstrom (AUS) is just 7.5 mi from the center of the city. Austin Bergstrom is the only Austin airport and it handles 32 inbound flights from Chicago per day. 7 airlines have flights to Austin Bergstrom from Chicago on a regular basis.

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.

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.

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 $70, but on average you can expect to pay $91.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Austin under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Austin is less than $175.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Austin, with prices starting at $70. Spirit Airlines is 57% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Austin, TX

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Austin Bergstrom within the United States

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

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 Austin Bergstrom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Austin Bergstrom.

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

Returning to Chicago from Austin Bergstrom

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Austin Bergstrom are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Austin

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

Destination information for Austin

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Austin.
Flight duration from Chicago to AUS
2h 49m
Average temperature for September in Austin
91.4 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Austin
2.5 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Austin

Top 5 airlines flying from Chicago to Austin Bergstrom

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Austin 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
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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Austin.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 35% of CHI to AUS departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 34% of CHI to AUS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 30% 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
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Austin.
Sunday
19 daily flights
Monday
39 daily flights
Tuesday
25 daily flights
Wednesday
25 daily flights
Thursday
36 daily flights
Friday
45 daily flights
Saturday
41 daily flights
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