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

ATL — CHI
Oct 3 — Oct 101

The best prices from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago are usually found in October or January, booked 36 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 2022: compare Atlanta to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

ATL - CHI

Price

$107 - $267

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 31% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 42% potential price drop
Round-trip from$107From Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$23One-way flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago (CHI)

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Atlanta to Chicago?

Flights from Atlanta to Chicago are found to be more expensive on Saturday. 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 Chicago.

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

To save up to 39% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 34 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Atlanta to Chicago from $192 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $244 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that October tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chicago from Atlanta. Users have commonly found prices around $183 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $50. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Atlanta to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 19% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Atlanta to Chicago in September, October 2022

The best prices found for ATL to CHI flights for September, October
Oct 22 - Oct 26
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$53

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Oct 29 - Nov 2
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$59

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

Oct 18 - Oct 25
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$60

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

Atlanta to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Atlanta found for this year
Oct 22 - Oct 26
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$53

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Nov 2 - Nov 8
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$59

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Oct 18 - Oct 25
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$60

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Atlanta to Chicago

Oct 4 - Oct 5
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 09m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 01m
$69

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

Oct 11 - Oct 19
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 13m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 01m
$70

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 4 - Oct 5
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 06m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 01m
$72

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

  • If you’re traveling from Atlanta to Chicago, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Spirit Airlines. Atlanta to Chicago flights are typically 18% cheaper than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Spirit Airlines typically cost $387.00 RT. The cheapest Spirit Airlines flight found for this route was $247. When traveling from Atlanta to Chicago on Spirit Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport. When flying from Atlanta to Chicago, Spirit Airlines flights are 40% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Frontier flights from Atlanta to Chicago

Oct 22 - Oct 26
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$53

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Nov 2 - Nov 8
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$59

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Oct 18 - Oct 25
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$60

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from Atlanta to Chicago is Frontier. Flights from Frontier traveling this route typically cost $266.01 RT. This price is typically 20% cheaper than other airlines that offer Atlanta to Chicago flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $93. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the most common Atlanta airport to take off from when flying to Chicago. Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport is the most popular arrival airport in Chicago. When flying from Atlanta to Chicago, Frontier flights are 39% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Atlanta

Save time with Atlanta to Chicago direct flight deals
Oct 22 - Oct 26
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$53

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Nov 2 - Nov 8
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$59

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Oct 18 - Oct 25
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$60

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

Last minute flights from Atlanta to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Atlanta, departing today and this week
Oct 4 - Oct 5
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 54m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$67

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

Oct 4 - Oct 5
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 54m
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

1h 55m
$68

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

Oct 4 - Oct 5
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 09m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Nonstop

2h 01m
$69

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

One-way flights to Chicago from Atlanta

The cheapest one-way flights from Atlanta to Chicago
Nov 12
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
$23

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Oct 26
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
$30

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

Oct 18
ATL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

1h 57m
$31

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/25/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airports serve Atlanta to Chicago flights?

Atlanta has one airport to fly from Atlanta to Chicago which is the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport located in Georgia’s busiest city and is known as the busiest airport in the US. Chicago has one main airport serving international flights which is Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Chicago O’Hare International Airport is known as the world’s six most busiest airport. Both locations have a large main airport used by millions of people year-round will mean queue times are a bit longer than smaller airports.

Which airlines fly directly from Atlanta to Chicago?

Three airlines fly directly from Atlanta to Chicago and those three are Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Prices can vary depending on airlines or even the dates for flights. All prices vary on the airlines and the number of stopovers. The quicker flights with the least amount of stopovers are typically more expensive than the slower ones with multiple stopovers.

What are the stopover options between Atlanta to Chicago?

There are multiple options for flights that are nonstop from Atlanta to Chicago, all varying in prices. The shortest flights from Atlanta to Chicago are 2h 4m but with a very limited options for stopovers. If a stopover option is available it could be located at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport located in Virginia or Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport which is located in Texas, or another stopover location is known to be Charlotte Douglas International Airport located in North Carolina but typically these stopovers are rare compared to the nonstop flights.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Atlanta to Chicago?

Due to Atlanta and Chicago both being located inside of the United States there is no need to have a visa if you are a US Citizen as it is a domestic flight. The only item that you will need to have is some form of photo identification whether that be a valid passport or a valid driver’s license. Without some sort of photo identification, you will not be able to get further than the security gate in airports.

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. 10 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 79 outbound flights to Chicago per day.

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

Spirit Airlines, Delta, and Frontier 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 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 Frontier for just $53, but on average you can expect to pay $69.

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 $69.

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?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

20 flight departures from Atlanta to Chicago per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 20% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 20% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 60% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Atlanta to Chicago?

A quick flight from Atlanta to Chicago can take about 1h 57m. Frontier provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $53. Airlines will cover a distance of 610 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Atlanta to Chicago is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $53 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Spirit Airlines, starting at $70. Frontier is currently priced 71% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the most popular routes from Atlanta to Chicago?

The most popular route from Atlanta to Chicago is Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson - Chicago Midway. You may also consider Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson - Chicago O'Hare Intl or Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson - Chicago Greater Rockford.

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

Before booking your flight from Atlanta to Chicago check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or Delta.

What are the most reliable airlines from Atlanta to Chicago?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Atlanta to Chicago on time: ANA (94%), Air New Zealand (84%), Air Canada (84%).

What are the cheapest flights from Atlanta to Chicago?

On average you can expect to pay $287 for a flight from Atlanta to Chicago. The cheapest flight overall is $40 while the most popular route, (Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson - Chicago Midway) is currently priced at $102.

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

If you are flying to Chicago from Atlanta, it is best to use the most eco-friendly airlines. Spirit Airlines, Delta Airlines, and American Airlines have shown commitment to environmental sustainability when serving this route. This is mainly through innovations that focus on improving efficiency. Through fuel-efficient aircraft, the airlines are equipped to travel longer distances on a gallon of fuel which translates to lesser emissions. They are also working on diversification of aviation fuel types by using sustainable fuels to be more eco-conscious. Furthermore, they are working on eliminating pounds of unnecessary plastic. This is by transitioning from plastic to bamboo stir sticks and offering bio-degradable straws.

How can I fly more sustainably from Atlanta to Chicago?

One of the best ways to fly more sustainably is to pay that carbon offset fee every time you book your flight. Your contribution will have a great impact on projects focusing on environmental sustainability. The funds can go toward anything, including planting more trees, funding research to find better and sustainable ways to fly, and aiding manufacturers to minimize their reliance on fossil fuels. Some airlines allow you to calculate your carbon impact and choose the sustainable travel program you want to donate to. Also, taking non-stop flights has a considerable impact on environmental sustainability. Larger amounts of fuel are consumed during takeoff and landing, meaning the fewer stops an airplane makes, the less fuel they consume. The flight might be pretty expensive, but it's worth the cash to fly non-stop.

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Top 8 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$29Average$140FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$42Average$132FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$79Average$244FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$88Average$280FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$93Average$266FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$247Average$387FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Linear Air TaxiCheapest$5,974Average$11,111FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Atlanta to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Atlanta to Chicago
5%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
35%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
41%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
19%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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6 AM
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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
Sunday72daily flights
Monday99daily flights
Tuesday86daily flights
Wednesday89daily flights
Thursday90daily flights
Friday79daily flights
Saturday40daily flights