Cheap flights from Austin to Chicago (AUS - CHI)

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The best prices from Austin to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 15 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Austin (AUS) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best AUS to CHI flight in 2021: compare Austin to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
AUS - CHI
Price
$75 - $209
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 35% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 45% potential price drop

Average price

$177

Average for round-trip flights in June 2021

Round-trip from

$75

From Austin 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 Austin to Chicago?

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 53% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Austin to Chicago at least 20 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 20 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Austin to Chicago for as little as $137 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $157 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Austin 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 Austin to Chicago (AUS - CHI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Austin to Chicago at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 12% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Austin to Chicago in June, July 2021

The best prices found for AUS to CHI flights for June, July
23 Jun - 26 Jun
$158pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
26 Jun - 4 Jul
$161pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
25 Jun - 4 Jul
$162pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom

Austin to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Austin found for this year
18 Sep - 21 Sep
$105pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
18 Sep - 21 Sep
$109pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
18 Sep - 20 Sep
$118pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Austin

Save time with Austin to Chicago direct flight deals
18 Sep - 21 Sep
$105pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
18 Sep - 20 Sep
$118pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
23 Sep - 28 Sep
$119pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom

Last minute flights from Austin to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Austin, departing today and this week
16 Jun - 13 Oct
$183pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
19 Jun - 21 Jun
$185pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
19 Jun - 23 Jun
$189pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom

One-way flights to Chicago from Austin

The cheapest one-way flights from Austin to Chicago
4:32 pm - 8:59 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
4h 27m
AUS - ORD
American Airlines
7:09 am - 2:14 pm
Delta
1 Stop
7h 05m
AUS - MDW
Delta
$99
Delta
6:24 am - 7:42 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 18m
AUS - ORD
Frontier
$104
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Austin to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Austin 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 Austin 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 Austin Bergstrom to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

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

If you book a flight to Chicago from Austin, you will be flying from Austin Bergstrom, which is the city’s only airport. Austin Bergstrom (AUS) is located 7.5 mi from the center of Austin. There are 32 flights from Austin Bergstrom to Chicago per day from 7 different airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Austin to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $105, but on average you can expect to pay $130.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Austin to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Austin to Chicago is less than $149.

Are there last-minute flights available from Austin to Chicago for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Austin to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Austin to Chicago?

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

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

Per day, 1 flight departs from Austin Bergstrom to Chicago on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

Is Austin weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 97 °F on average in the month of August. The temperature in Chicago is typically colder than in Austin. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Austin to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Austin to Chicago in 2h 35m. Fly via Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, or United Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance between Austin and Chicago is about 983 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Austin to Chicago is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $105 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are American Airlines and United Airlines, starting at $152 and $157 round-trip. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 22% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $72. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from Austin to Chicago for a low price.

Alternative routes for Austin 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 Austin to Chicago.
Flight duration
2h 42m
Average temperature for June in Chicago
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Chicago
3.4 ″

Airports servicing Austin

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Austin to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Austin 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
$38 $114 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$56 $164 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$59 $216 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$64 $222 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$87 $268 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$240 $405 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Austin to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Austin towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 48% of AUS to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 44% of AUS to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of AUS to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of AUS to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Austin to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Austin to Chicago.
Sunday
19 daily flights
Monday
38 daily flights
Tuesday
41 daily flights
Wednesday
39 daily flights
Thursday
32 daily flights
Friday
37 daily flights
Saturday
24 daily flights
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