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 2022: compare Atlanta to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
ATL - CHI
Price
$74 - $148
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 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 (CHI)

One-way from

$18

One-way flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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.

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.

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.

Cheap flights from Atlanta to Chicago in January, February 2022

The best prices found for ATL to CHI flights for January, February
5 Feb - 7 Feb
$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
25 Jan - 27 Jan
$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
16 Feb - 23 Feb
$45pp
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 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Atlanta found for this year
5 Feb - 7 Feb
$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
25 Jan - 27 Jan
$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
16 Feb - 23 Feb
$45pp
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
8 Feb - 12 Feb
$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
12 Feb - 22 Feb
$46pp
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
10 Feb - 22 Feb
$49pp
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
25 Jan - 27 Jan
$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
27 Jan - 3 Feb
$49pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
29 Jan - 31 Jan
$51pp
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

One-way flights to Chicago from Atlanta

The cheapest one-way flights from Atlanta to Chicago
10:24 am - 11:27 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 03m
ATL - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$18
FareScan
10:24 am - 11:27 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 03m
ATL - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$21
Gotogate
10:29 am - 11:34 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 05m
ATL - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$24
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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 70 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.

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 $39, but on average you can expect to pay $59.

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 $61.

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: Tuesday.

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

1 flight departure from Atlanta to Chicago per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Atlanta to Chicago?

A quick flight from Atlanta to Chicago can take about 2h 02m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $39. 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 Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $39 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Frontier, starting at $61. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 66% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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: Major Airline, American Airlines or JetBlue.

What are the cheapest flights from Atlanta to Chicago?

On average you can expect to pay $314 for a flight from Atlanta to Chicago. The cheapest flight overall is $25 while the most popular route, (Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson - Chicago O'Hare Intl) is currently priced at $53.

What are the most popular routes from Atlanta to Chicago?

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

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: Malaysia Airlines (92%), British Airways (91%), Iberia (91%).

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.

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 24 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 24 hours before departing to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

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

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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 01m
Average temperature for January in Chicago
33.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Chicago
0.7 ″

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
United Airlines
$48 $194 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$51 $151 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$57 $184 No cancel fee 71%
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 40% of ATL to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 26% of ATL to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 22% of ATL to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 12% 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
78 daily flights
Monday
70 daily flights
Tuesday
70 daily flights
Wednesday
79 daily flights
Thursday
89 daily flights
Friday
76 daily flights
Saturday
32 daily flights
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