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

How to find the cheapest flight from
Denver (DEN) to Chicago (CHI)

DEN - CHI
Price
$70 - $214
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 38% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 47% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$70

From Denver to Chicago

One-way from

$36

One-way flight from Denver 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 Denver to Chicago?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Denver to Chicago. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

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

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

When is the cheapest time to fly from Denver to Chicago (DEN - CHI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Denver to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 27% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Denver to Chicago in October, November 2020

The best prices found for DEN to CHI flights for October, November
3 Nov - 4 Nov
$31pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
29 Oct - 1 Nov
$33pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
29 Oct - 1 Nov
$34pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl

Denver to Chicago 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Denver found for this year
3 Nov - 4 Nov
$31pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
29 Oct - 1 Nov
$33pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
29 Oct - 1 Nov
$34pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Denver

Save time with Denver to Chicago direct flight deals
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$33pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
12 Nov - 16 Nov
$34pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
3 Dec - 9 Dec
$35pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl

Last minute flights from Denver to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Denver, departing today and this week
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$33pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$34pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
7 Nov - 9 Nov
$37pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Denver

The cheapest one-way flights from Denver to Chicago
4:45 am - 8:04 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 19m
DEN - ORD
United Airlines
$36
United
10:53 am - 2:25 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 32m
DEN - ORD
American Airlines
3:25 pm - 6:44 pm
Frontier
Nonstop
2h 19m
DEN - ORD
Frontier
$59
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Denver to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Denver 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 Denver 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 Denver Intl to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Southwest and Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Denver Intl 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 Denver Intl to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Denver Intl to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Denver to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $33, but on average you can expect to pay $44.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Denver to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Denver to Chicago is less than $44.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Denver to Chicago?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 43 flights depart from Denver Intl to Chicago on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 5% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 47% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 28% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 21% of flight departures

Is Denver weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Expect the weather to be around 90 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Chicago is generally colder than in Denver.

How long is the flight from Denver to Chicago?

Frontier, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines can get you from Denver to Chicago in just under 2h 19m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. Airlines will cover a distance of 891 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $35. Another option worth looking into is Spirit Airlines, starting at $37 round trip. Frontier is priced at 73% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $16. Users have also found prices from $21 and $36 on Spirit Airlines and Frontier, respectively.

Alternative routes for Denver to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Denver to Chicago
Flight duration
2h 35m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Denver

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Hourly flight availability from Denver to Chicago

Morning 6 AM to noon 53% of DEN to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 27% of DEN to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 10% of DEN to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 10% of DEN to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Denver to Chicago
Sunday
26 daily flights
Monday
61 daily flights
Tuesday
56 daily flights
Wednesday
55 daily flights
Thursday
61 daily flights
Friday
56 daily flights
Saturday
52 daily flights
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