Cheap flights from Atlanta to Chicago (ATL - CHI)

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The best prices from Atlanta to Chicago are usually found in August or January, booked 24 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Atlanta (ATL) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best ATL to CHI flight in 2021: compare Atlanta to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
ATL - CHI
Price
$74 - $148
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 37% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$74

From Atlanta to Chicago

One-way from

$59

One-way flight from Atlanta to Chicago

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 Atlanta to Chicago?

Users have found that leaving on a Friday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 47% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 10% by booking at least 20 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Atlanta to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $137.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Atlanta with a flight ticket averaging about $135. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $33. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Atlanta to Chicago (ATL - CHI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Atlanta to Chicago at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 13% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Atlanta to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for ATL to CHI flights for May, June
20 May - 24 May
$51pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
21 May - 22 May
$52pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
18 May - 25 May
$62pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Atlanta to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Atlanta found for this year
20 May - 24 May
$51pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
21 May - 22 May
$52pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
18 May - 25 May
$62pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Atlanta

Save time with Atlanta to Chicago direct flight deals
20 May - 24 May
$51pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
21 May - 22 May
$52pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
18 May - 25 May
$62pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Last minute flights from Atlanta to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Atlanta, departing today and this week
20 May - 24 May
$51pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
21 May - 22 May
$52pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
18 May - 25 May
$62pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

One-way flights to Chicago from Atlanta

The cheapest one-way flights from Atlanta to Chicago
6:45 pm - 7:48 pm
Delta
Nonstop
2h 03m
ATL - MDW
Delta
$59
Delta
1:45 pm - 2:54 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 09m
ATL - ORD
United Airlines
$60
United
2:20 am - 3:22 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 02m
ATL - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$62
Spirit

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Atlanta to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Atlanta to Chicago 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 Atlanta and Chicago 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.

Which airlines flying from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago 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.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Atlanta to Chicago?

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL), located 8.2 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Atlanta to Chicago. 7 airlines have flights from Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago on a regular basis. Booking flights from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 74 outbound flights to Chicago per day.

Can I find flights from Atlanta to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Atlanta to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $51, but on average you can expect to pay $70.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Atlanta to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Atlanta to Chicago is less than $71.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Atlanta to Chicago?

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

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

Per day, 12 flights depart from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 8% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 75% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 17% of flight departures

Is Atlanta weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 90 °F range in July. The weather in Chicago is generally colder than Atlanta's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Atlanta to Chicago?

For as low as $192, Delta can have you in Chicago from Atlanta in 1h 47m. The distance from Atlanta to Chicago is about 610 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Atlanta to Chicago round-trip from $51. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is American Airlines. Spirit Airlines is priced at 56% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

$24 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and United Airlines, with prices starting from $49 and $60, respectively.

Alternative routes for Atlanta to Chicago

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

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Atlanta to Chicago.
Flight duration
2h 03m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Atlanta

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Atlanta to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Atlanta 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
Spirit Airlines
$51 $151 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$57 $184 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$48 $194 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$58 $237 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$162 $276 No cancel fee 63%
Linear Air Taxi
$5,974 $11,111 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 Atlanta to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Atlanta towards Chicago.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 48% of ATL to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 19% of ATL to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 18% of ATL to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 15% of ATL to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Atlanta to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Atlanta to Chicago.
Sunday
68 daily flights
Monday
89 daily flights
Tuesday
76 daily flights
Wednesday
83 daily flights
Thursday
76 daily flights
Friday
81 daily flights
Saturday
51 daily flights
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