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 2021: compare Dallas to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
A78 - CHI
Price
$75 - $177
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
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

Round-trip from

$75

From Dallas to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$49

One-way flight 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?

To save up to 13% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 22 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Dallas to Chicago from $130 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $145 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Chicago from Dallas average $129. You can even find prices in August for less than $129, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $48. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Dallas. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 36%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Dallas to Chicago (A78 - 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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for DFW to CHI flights for October, November
11 Nov - 13 Nov
$56pp
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
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$57pp
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
2 Nov - 6 Feb
$59pp
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

Cheap flights to Chicago from Dallas found for this year
9 Dec - 12 Dec
$52pp
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
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$56pp
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
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$57pp
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
9 Dec - 12 Dec
$52pp
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
28 Jan - 29 Jan
$55pp
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
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$56pp
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
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$56pp
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
2 Nov - 6 Feb
$59pp
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
29 Oct - 3 Nov
$65pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Multiple 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

The cheapest one-way flights from Dallas to Chicago
3:00 am - 5:30 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 30m
DFW - ORD
American Airlines
3:40 pm - 2:58 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
23h 18m
DFW - RFD
Multiple Airlines
$64
Kiwi.com
1:00 am - 5:18 am
Frontier
1 Stop
28h 18m
DFW - ORD
Frontier
$67
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Dallas</span> to <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> flights.

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 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 $52, but on average you can expect to pay $69.

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 $72.

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, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 27 flights depart from Dallas to Chicago on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 48% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 30% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 22% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Dallas to Chicago?

A quick flight from Dallas to Chicago can take about 2h 28m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $52. The distance between Dallas and Chicago is about 806 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($52), offers the cheapest pricing from Dallas to Chicago. Spirit Airlines is priced at 59% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $27. Frontier flights start at $35 while deals on American Airlines start at $49 one-way.

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: Cathay Pacific (100%), Turkish Airlines (95%), Aer Lingus( 90%).

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 Major Airline, American 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 $407, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $42. The most popular route (Dallas/Fort Worth - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $59.

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 72 hours 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 72 hours 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 28m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Dallas

Love Field (DAL)
Dallas Addison (ADS)

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 5 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
United Airlines
$48 $225 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$59 $163 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$61 $330 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$71 $158 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$77 $305 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Dallas to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Dallas towards Chicago.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 51% of DFW to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 40% of DFW to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 6% of DFW to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 3% 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
47 daily flights
Monday
48 daily flights
Tuesday
41 daily flights
Wednesday
46 daily flights
Thursday
38 daily flights
Friday
55 daily flights
Saturday
53 daily flights
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