Cheap flights from Dallas to Chicago (DFW - CHI)

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

All the information you need to plan the best DFW to CHI flight in 2022: compare Dallas to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
DFW - CHI
Price
$75 - $177
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Rainfall
1.7 - 4.9 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

Average price

$125

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$75

From Dallas 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 Dallas to Chicago?

Users have found that booking a flight from Dallas to Chicago at least 22 days early can save you up to 13% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 22 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Dallas to Chicago for as little as $130 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 $145 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Dallas with a flight ticket averaging about $129. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $48. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for DFW to CHI flights for May, June
4 Jun - 7 Jun
$162pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$166pp
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
14 Jun - 21 Jun
$167pp
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 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Dallas found for this year
17 Sep - 19 Sep
$158pp
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
4 Jun - 7 Jun
$162pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$166pp
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

Save time with Dallas to Chicago direct flight deals
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$166pp
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
14 Jun - 21 Jun
$167pp
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
4 Jun - 14 Jun
$175pp
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

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Dallas, departing today and this week
24 May - 7 Jun
$208pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
24 May - 7 Jun
$210pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
24 May - 14 Jun
$216pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

One-way flights to Chicago from Dallas

The cheapest one-way flights from Dallas to Chicago
3:00 am - 5:31 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 31m
DFW - ORD
United Airlines
$109
United
12:55 pm - 7:59 pm
Delta
1 Stop
7h 04m
DAL - ORD
Delta
$118
Delta
7:59 am - 10:26 am
Frontier
Nonstop
2h 27m
DFW - MDW
Frontier
$121
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

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 American Airlines, Spirit 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Dallas to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $162, but on average you can expect to pay $181.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Dallas to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Dallas to Chicago is less than $191.

Are there last-minute flights available from Dallas to Chicago for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Dallas to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($162), and Frontier ($186) offers the cheapest pricing from Dallas to Chicago.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $80. Spirit Airlines flights start at $86 while deals on United Airlines start at $109 one-way.

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 cheapest flights from Dallas to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Dallas to Chicago? While on average our users pay $437, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $96. The most popular route (Dallas/Fort Worth - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $166.

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 (94%), GOL( 92%).

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.

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.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Dallas must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Dallas are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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

Returning to Dallas from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Dallas.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Dallas.

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Alternative routes for Dallas 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 Dallas to Chicago.
Flight duration from Dallas to Chicago
2h 26m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Dallas

Love Field (DAL)
Dallas Addison (ADS)

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$13 $19 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Frontier
$34 $145 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$42 $181 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$63 $222 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$72 $257 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$78 $269 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$281 $311 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from Dallas to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Dallas towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 52% of DFW to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 35% of DFW to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of DFW to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 4% of DFW to CHI departures
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.
Sunday
65 daily flights
Monday
65 daily flights
Tuesday
66 daily flights
Wednesday
68 daily flights
Thursday
67 daily flights
Friday
68 daily flights
Saturday
66 daily flights
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