Cheap flights from Dallas to Chicago (CHI)

DFW — CHI
Feb 7 — Feb 141

How to find the cheapest flight from Dallas to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best A78 to CHI flight in 2023: compare Dallas to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

DFW - CHI

Price

$152 - $291

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop
Round-trip from$152From Dallas to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$52One-way flight from Dallas to Chicago (CHI)

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Dallas to Chicago at least 34 days early can save you up to 51% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 34 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Dallas to Chicago for as little as $239 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 $324 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

January can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Dallas with a flight ticket averaging about $226. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of January for as cheap as $77. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Dallas to Chicago (DFW - CHI)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Dallas to Chicago as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Dallas to Chicago in February, March 2023

The best prices found for Dallas to CHI flights for February, March
Mar 2 - Mar 5
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 19m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 39m
$38

Spirit Airlines

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Mar 1 - Mar 7
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
MDW

Chicago Midway

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 25m
$40

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 1 - Mar 8
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
MDW

Chicago Midway

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 30m
$47

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Dallas to Chicago 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Dallas found for this year
Mar 2 - Mar 5
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 19m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 39m
$38

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 1 - Mar 7
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
MDW

Chicago Midway

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 25m
$40

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 1 - Mar 8
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
MDW

Chicago Midway

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 30m
$47

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Cheap Southwest flights from Dallas to Chicago

Feb 8 - Feb 9
DAL

Dallas Love Field

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DAL

Dallas Love Field

Nonstop

2h 35m
$192

Southwest

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Deal found 2/1

Feb 8 - Feb 9
DAL

Dallas Love Field

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 30m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DAL

Dallas Love Field

Nonstop

2h 30m
$198

Southwest

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Deal found 2/1

Feb 8 - Feb 9
DAL

Dallas Love Field

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
MDW

Chicago Midway

DAL

Dallas Love Field

2 stops

7h 25m
$202

Southwest

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Deal found 2/1

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Dallas to Chicago

Mar 2 - Mar 5
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 19m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 39m
$38

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 14 - Feb 21
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 19m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 39m
$50

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Mar 1 - Mar 8
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 19m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 37m
$51

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Dallas

Save time with Dallas to Chicago direct flight deals
Mar 2 - Mar 5
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 19m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 39m
$38

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 1 - Mar 7
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
MDW

Chicago Midway

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 25m
$40

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 1 - Mar 8
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
MDW

Chicago Midway

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 30m
$47

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Last minute flights from Dallas to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Dallas, departing today and this week
Feb 7 - Feb 8
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
MDW

Chicago Midway

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 25m
$48

Frontier

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 8 - Feb 15
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
MDW

Chicago Midway

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 25m
$50

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 7 - Feb 9
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
MDW

Chicago Midway

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 25m
$52

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

One-way flights to Chicago from Dallas

The cheapest one-way flights from Dallas to Chicago
Feb 7
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 20m
$31

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/31

Feb 15
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
$31

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/1

Feb 8
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

2h 10m
$32

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/1

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Chicago

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

No Entertainment no small screen 📺 tv on the plane ✈️ but excellent crew and flight

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

No Entertainment no small screen 📺 tv on the plane ✈️ but excellent crew and flight

Delta
7.9
Good
2,034 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

No Entertainment no small screen 📺 tv on the plane ✈️ but excellent crew and flight

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,184 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

No Entertainment no small screen 📺 tv on the plane ✈️ but excellent crew and flight

Southwest
7.5
Good
946 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

No Entertainment no small screen 📺 tv on the plane ✈️ but excellent crew and flight

Spirit Airlines
6.9
Okay
716 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

No Entertainment no small screen 📺 tv on the plane ✈️ but excellent crew and flight

Related info for your journey

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

Chicago is a large, diverse city known for spectacular architecture, an eclectic arts scene, and lakeside activities along Lake Michigan. A highlight of any trip to this city is Navy Pier, where you can spend time enjoying the shops, restaurants, gardens, parks, and theaters lined along the lake. Art lovers will want to stop by the Art Institute of Chicago or take an architectural boa tour down the Chicago River. There is plenty of evening entertainment to choose from, including the Second City comedy club, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Shakespeare Theater. Best of all, you can have access to all Chicago has to offer in less than two hours when you choose a direct flight from Dallas.

How long is the flight from Dallas to Chicago?

Direct flights between Dallas and Chicago are a little under two hours long. Choosing an indirect flight that stops in a connecting city will increase the total travel time.

Which airlines operate flights from Dallas to Chicago?

Several major airlines operate direct flights between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, including American, United, and Spirit Airlines. Southwest offers flights between Dallas Love field and Chicago Midway International Airport.

How frequent are flights between Dallas and Chicago?

There are close to 200 nonstop flights each week from Dallas to Chicago. There are also many indirect flights, with stopovers in connecting cities such as Atlanta, GA.

Which airports serve Dallas to Chicago?

Dallas is served by two major airports: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. Chicago is also served by two main airports: O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport.

Which direct flight route between Dallas and Chicago is cheapest?

The cheapest direct flights between Dallas and Chicago are on Spirit and American Airlines, flying from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to O'Hare International Airport. Those who live closer to Dallas Love Field may find cheaper flights between that airport and Midway International Airport on Southwest. Both Dallas and Chicago are large cities with much to see and do, so travelers used to city life will feel at home in Chicago. The city is more compact than Dallas, with a larger population, so it may feel more crowded. Sports is a large draw in both cities. Dallas Cowboys fans may be able to catch their team playing the Chicago Bears, while fans of the Mavericks can head to United Center Arena to see them play the Bulls. Chicago's climate is different than Dallas, with cold, snowy winters. If traveling during the winter months, be sure to invest in a good pair of boots, warm coat, gloves, scarves, and a hat. Summers can be hot and humid, so pack lightweight clothing if traveling in this season. Be sure to use our Cheapflights smart search engine to find the best flight deals, and get ready for your next trip from Dallas to Chicago.

Which airlines flying from Dallas to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Dallas to Chicago that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Dallas to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $38, but on average you can expect to pay $54.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Dallas to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Dallas to Chicago is less than $54.

Are there last-minute flights available from Dallas to Chicago for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Dallas to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Dallas to Chicago?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 11 flights depart from Dallas to Chicago on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 73% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 9% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 18% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Dallas to Chicago?

A quick flight from Dallas to Chicago can take about 2h 10m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $38. The distance between Dallas and Chicago is about 806 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($38), and Frontier ($40) offers the cheapest pricing from Dallas to Chicago. Spirit Airlines is priced at 83% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the most popular routes from Dallas to Chicago?

The most popular flight routes from Dallas to Chicago are Dallas/Fort Worth - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Dallas/Fort Worth - Chicago Midway and Dallas Love Field - Chicago O'Hare Intl.

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

Consider American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Dallas to Chicago.

What are the most reliable airlines from Dallas to Chicago?

Before booking your flight to Chicago from Dallas, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Republic Airways (100%), SkyWest Airlines (100%), Japan Airlines( 98%).

What are the cheapest flights from Dallas to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Dallas to Chicago? While on average our users pay $1,696, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $39. The most popular route (Dallas/Fort Worth - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $52.

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

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines are among the most eco-friendly airlines with flights to Chicago from Dallas. In addition to providing sustainable nonstop flights, these airlines have taken several steps to foster sustainable travel. United Airlines has heavily invested in sustainable jet fuel and is now introducing fuel-efficient engines with reduced emissions. They also have a carbon offset program offering their passengers the opportunity to compensate for the carbon they produce on each flight. Spirit Airlines has started an onboard recycling program, and they are slowly replacing their fuel-driven ground equipment with more sustainable electric models. American Airlines is also slowly introducing more fuel-efficient aircraft to their fleet and either retiring older models or upgrading them to become more efficient.

How can I fly more sustainably from Dallas to Chicago?

To fly more sustainably, follow these steps: first, carry only what you deem necessary. Avoid overpacking and carrying unnecessary luggage, as this tends to overload the plane. Heavier planes use more fuel to fly, meaning more carbon is introduced into the atmosphere. Second, since you have the option to fly directly to Chicago from Dallas, book a nonstop flight. Avoid booking the cheaper connecting flights since they take off and land twice, introducing much more carbon into the atmosphere. Third, book a flight with an airline that offers a carbon offset program to play your part in reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Finally, bring your own reusable bottle and headphones on the flight and avoid single-use plastics and disposable headsets.

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Top 7 airlines flying from Dallas to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Dallas 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$13Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$53Average$233FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$57Average$176FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$113Average$492FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$136Average$300FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$163Average$397FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$281Average$321FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Dallas to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Dallas to Chicago
12%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
35%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
44%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
9%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Dallas to Chicago

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Dallas to Chicago
Sunday29daily flights
Monday56daily flights
Tuesday43daily flights
Wednesday57daily flights
Thursday43daily flights
Friday42daily flights
Saturday38daily flights
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