Cheap flights from Cincinnati to Chicago (CVG - CHI)

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The best prices from Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky to Chicago are usually found in August or September, booked 45 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Cincinnati (CVG) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best CVG to CHI flight in 2021: compare Cincinnati to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
CVG - CHI
Price
$155 - $191
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$155

From Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$59

One-way flight from Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Cincinnati to Chicago?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 41 days in advance, which can save you up to 127% on flights from Cincinnati to Chicago compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 41 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $248. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $430.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cincinnati to Chicago (CVG - CHI)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 15% on flights from Cincinnati to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

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

Leaving on a Friday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 19% on the overall cost on flights from Cincinnati to Chicago.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from Cincinnati. Prices for August average $172 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $97. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a August flight can save you 11% on your journey compared to booking in August

Cheap flights from Cincinnati to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CVG to CHI flights for October, November
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$97pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
27 Nov - 1 Dec
$105pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
20 Nov - 8 Jan
$106pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky

Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Cincinnati found for this year
15 Dec - 12 Jan
$77pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
1 Dec - 3 Dec
$87pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
15 Dec - 12 Jan
$96pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Cincinnati

Save time with Cincinnati to Chicago direct flight deals
15 Dec - 12 Jan
$77pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
1 Dec - 3 Dec
$87pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
2 Dec - 5 Dec
$97pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky

Last minute flights from Cincinnati to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Cincinnati, departing today and this week
22 Oct - 23 Oct
$129pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$130pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$131pp
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CVG
Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky

One-way flights to Chicago from Cincinnati

The cheapest one-way flights from Cincinnati to Chicago
4:39 am - 7:52 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
16h 13m
CVG - ORD
Frontier
$59
Kiwi.com
12:05 am - 3:59 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
4h 54m
CVG - ORD
American Airlines
11:10 am - 2:44 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
28h 34m
CVG - RFD
Allegiant Air
$75
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Cincinnati to Chicago

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

For a flight from Cincinnati to Chicago, you will be flying from Cinci./N. Kentucky. Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky (CVG) is just 8.8 mi from the center of the city. Cinci./N. Kentucky is the only Cincinnati airport and it handles 44 outbound flights to Chicago per day. 7 airlines have flights to Chicago from Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky to Chicago have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cincinnati to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $77, but on average you can expect to pay $114.

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

Cheapflights has at least 19 direct flights from Cincinnati to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Cincinnati to Chicago is less than $692.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Cincinnati to Chicago?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Friday.

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

On average 5 flights depart from Cincinnati to Chicago per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Cincinnati to Chicago?

Airlines like United Airlines, Major Airline, and Delta fly from Cincinnati to Chicago in about 1h 22m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 6h 56m. The distance between Cincinnati and Chicago is about 265 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Currently priced at $77, United Airlines will fly you from Cincinnati to Chicago and back. In addition to United Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Major Airline and Delta - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $113 and $119, respectively. United Airlines is priced at 55% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with United Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $39. Frontier flights start at $48 while deals on Delta start at $58 one-way.

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

When booking a flight from Cincinnati to Chicago, you may want to consider flying on Bus, Major Airline or American Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from Cincinnati to Chicago?

The most popular route from Cincinnati to Chicago is Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky - Chicago O'Hare Intl. You may also consider Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky - Chicago Midway or Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky - Chicago Greater Rockford.

What are the cheapest flights from Cincinnati to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Cincinnati to Chicago? While on average our users pay $308, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $58. The most popular route (Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $77.

What are the most reliable airlines from Cincinnati to Chicago?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Cincinnati to Chicago consider choosing Royal Jordanian (93%), Japan Airlines (88%) or Iberia (85%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

Most visitors from Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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

Returning to Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky 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 Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky.

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Alternative routes for Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati to Chicago.
Flight duration from CVG to Chicago
1h 23m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Cincinnati

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 4 airlines flying from Cincinnati Cinci./N. Kentucky to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Cincinnati 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
Delta
$58 $241 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$74 $176 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$74 $260 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$182 $245 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Cincinnati to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cincinnati towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 45% of CVG to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 36% of CVG to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 18% of CVG to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 1% of CVG to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Cincinnati to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cincinnati to Chicago.
Sunday
34 daily flights
Monday
46 daily flights
Tuesday
51 daily flights
Wednesday
55 daily flights
Thursday
53 daily flights
Friday
46 daily flights
Saturday
27 daily flights
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