Cheap flights from Dallas to Chicago (DFW - CHI)

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The best prices from Dallas to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 24 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

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

A78 - CHI
Price
$75 - $179
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 42% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$75

From Dallas to Chicago

One-way from

$43

One-way flight from Dallas 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 Dallas to Chicago?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 22% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 20 days in advance to save up to 10% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 20 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Dallas to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $137, or $157 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from Dallas to Chicago lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Dallas to Chicago in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $33.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Dallas to Chicago (A78 - CHI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Dallas to Chicago in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 43% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Dallas to Chicago in February, March 2021

5 Mar - 14 Mar
$42pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
19 Mar - 21 Mar
$43pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
19 Mar - 21 Mar
$45pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas to Chicago 2021 flight deals

11 May - 15 May
$38pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
15 May - 18 May
$39pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
5 Mar - 14 Mar
$42pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Dallas

11 May - 15 May
$38pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
15 May - 18 May
$39pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
5 Mar - 14 Mar
$42pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

Last minute flights from Dallas to Chicago

5 Mar - 14 Mar
$42pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
5 Mar - 8 Mar
$47pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
5 Mar - 14 Mar
$50pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

One-way flights to Chicago from Dallas

2:00 pm - 4:33 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 33m
DFW - ORD
American Airlines
8:19 am - 6:34 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 15m
DFW - ORD
Frontier
$44
Kiwi.com
1:00 am - 7:55 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
6h 55m
DFW - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$52
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Flight FAQs

From Dallas to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Dallas 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 Dallas 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Dallas to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travelers booking flights from Dallas to Chicago include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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, American Airlines, and United 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 $52.

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 $52.

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: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

On average 21 flights depart from Dallas to Chicago per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 29% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 29% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 43% of flight departures

Is Dallas weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 97 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Chicago is typically colder than in Dallas. 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 Dallas to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Dallas to Chicago in 2h 01m. Fly via Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. Dallas and Chicago are separated by a distance of 806 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $38. This flight start at 70% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $20. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and Frontier, as they are both options that can get you from Dallas to Chicago for a low price.

Alternative routes for Dallas to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Flight duration
2h 22m
Average temperature for February in Chicago
39.2 °F
Avg rainfall for February in Chicago
1.0 ″

Airports servicing Dallas

Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Dallas Addison (ADS)

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 5 airlines flying from Dallas to Chicago

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$71 $158 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$59 $163 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$48 $225 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$77 $305 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$61 $330 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Dallas to Chicago

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 50% of DFW to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 37% of DFW to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 7% of DFW to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 6% of DFW to CHI departures
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