Cheap flights from Alabama (AL) to Chicago (CHI)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Alabama to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best null to CHI flight in 2022: compare Alabama to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Alabama to Chicago (AL - CHI)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Alabama to Chicago as you normally would.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from Alabama. Prices for February average $317 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $137. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July. Opting for a February flight can save you 47% on your journey compared to booking in July

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Alabama to Chicago, book at least 38 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 34% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $349 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $408.

Cheap flights from Alabama to Chicago in August, September 2022

The best prices found for Alabama to CHI flights for August, September
3 Sep - 4 Sep
$157pp
HSV
Huntsville
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
HSV
Huntsville
3 Sep - 4 Sep
$166pp
HSV
Huntsville
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
HSV
Huntsville
27 Aug - 29 Aug
$173pp
PNS
Pensacola
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
PNS
Pensacola

Alabama to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Alabama found for this year
3 Sep - 4 Sep
$157pp
HSV
Huntsville
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
HSV
Huntsville
3 Sep - 4 Sep
$166pp
HSV
Huntsville
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
HSV
Huntsville
27 Aug - 29 Aug
$173pp
PNS
Pensacola
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
PNS
Pensacola

Cheap United Airlines flights from Alabama to Chicago

10 Sep - 12 Sep
$208pp
HSV
Huntsville
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
HSV
Huntsville
22 Sep - 26 Sep
$231pp
HSV
Huntsville
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
HSV
Huntsville
6 Dec - 7 Dec
$238pp
HSV
Huntsville
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
HSV
Huntsville

Cheap American Airlines flights from Alabama to Chicago

31 Aug - 4 Sep
$192pp
BHM
Birmingham
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BHM
Birmingham
31 Aug - 4 Sep
$201pp
BHM
Birmingham
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BHM
Birmingham
17 Sep - 22 Sep
$217pp
HSV
Huntsville
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
HSV
Huntsville

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Alabama

Save time with Alabama to Chicago direct flight deals
7 Sep - 14 Sep
$198pp
BHM
Birmingham
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BHM
Birmingham
3 Sep - 4 Sep
$204pp
HSV
Huntsville
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
HSV
Huntsville
8 Oct - 12 Oct
$208pp
HSV
Huntsville
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
HSV
Huntsville

Last minute flights from Alabama to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Alabama, departing today and this week
18 Aug - 24 Aug
$244pp
PNS
Pensacola
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PNS
Pensacola
18 Aug - 24 Aug
$249pp
PNS
Pensacola
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
PNS
Pensacola
16 Aug - 19 Aug
$274pp
PNS
Pensacola
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PNS
Pensacola

One-way flights to Chicago from Alabama

The cheapest one-way flights from Alabama to Chicago
6:51 am - 1:17 am
Frontier
2 Stops
18h 26m
PNS - MDW
Frontier
$151
StudentUniverse
3:36 am - 5:55 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 19m
BHM - ORD
United Airlines
$152
United
9:13 am - 5:42 pm
Delta
2 Stops
8h 29m
BHM - ORD
Delta
$166
Delta

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Alabama to Chicago

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta flying from Alabama to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Alabama to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Alabama to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $173, but on average you can expect to pay $212.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Alabama to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Alabama to Chicago is less than $254.

Are there last-minute flights available from Alabama to Chicago for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Alabama to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

$81 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on American Airlines and Delta, with prices starting from $99 and $108, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Alabama to Chicago?

The most popular route from Alabama to Chicago is Birmingham - Chicago O'Hare Intl. You may also consider Huntsville - Chicago O'Hare Intl or Pensacola - Chicago O'Hare Intl.

What are the most reliable airlines from Alabama to Chicago?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Alabama to Chicago consider choosing SkyWest Airlines (100%), Republic Airways (100%) or American Airlines (96%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Alabama to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Alabama to Chicago? While on average our users pay $319, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $115. The most popular route (Birmingham - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $207.

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Alabama are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Chicago.

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

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

Returning to Alabama from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Alabama.

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

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Departure points for flights from Alabama to Chicago

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Top 4 airlines flying from Alabama to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Alabama to Chicago 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
$49 $107 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$98 $452 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$108 $391 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$124 $320 No cancel fee 69%