Cheap flights from Atlanta to Chicago (ATL - CHI)

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The best prices from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson 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
Precipitation
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 Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago

One-way from

$36

One-way flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson 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?

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 21% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 21 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 $120 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $147 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chicago from Atlanta. Users have commonly found prices around $118 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $42. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in November.

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 morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 13% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Atlanta to Chicago in September, October 2021

The best prices found for ATL to CHI flights for September, October
13 Oct - 16 Oct
$34pp
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
23 Oct - 25 Oct
$38pp
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
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$39pp
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 Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Atlanta found for this year
13 Oct - 16 Oct
$34pp
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
23 Oct - 25 Oct
$38pp
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
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$39pp
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
13 Oct - 16 Oct
$34pp
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
23 Oct - 25 Oct
$38pp
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
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$39pp
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
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$39pp
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
22 Sep - 25 Sep
$40pp
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
22 Sep - 25 Sep
$42pp
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
9:00 am - 10:25 am
Frontier
Nonstop
2h 25m
ATL - ORD
Frontier
$36
JustFly
11:00 am - 3:58 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
5h 58m
ATL - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$48
Trip.com
6:59 pm - 7:53 pm
Delta
Nonstop
1h 54m
ATL - ORD
Delta
$49
Delta

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

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 96 outbound flights to Chicago per day.

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.

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.

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 $34, but on average you can expect to pay $46.

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 $48.

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?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Friday, Saturday.

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

3 flight departures from Atlanta to Chicago per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 67% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 33% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Atlanta to Chicago?

A quick flight from Atlanta to Chicago can take about 2h 03m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $34. The distance between Atlanta and Chicago is about 610 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Atlanta to Chicago round-trip from $34. You may be able to fly from Atlanta to Chicago for 71% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $19. Users have also found prices from $36 and $49 on Spirit Airlines and Frontier, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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

Returning to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson from Chicago

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 Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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 from ATL to Chicago
2h 07m
Average temperature for September in Chicago
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Chicago
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Atlanta

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson 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 54% of ATL to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 24% of ATL to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 17% of ATL to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% 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
85 daily flights
Monday
111 daily flights
Tuesday
98 daily flights
Wednesday
101 daily flights
Thursday
96 daily flights
Friday
108 daily flights
Saturday
78 daily flights
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