Cheap flights from Denver to Chicago (DEN - CHI)

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The best prices from Denver Intl 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)

All the information you need to plan the best DEN to CHI flight in 2022: compare Denver to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
DEN - CHI
Price
$70 - $214
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 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 Intl to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$64

One-way flight from Denver Intl to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Denver to Chicago (DEN - CHI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Denver to Chicago at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 33% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from Denver. Prices for August average $133 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $35. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 60% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Denver to Chicago, book at least 20 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 11% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $122 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $139.

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.

Cheap flights from Denver to Chicago in January, February 2022

The best prices found for DEN to CHI flights for January, February
18 Feb - 20 Feb
$80pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
18 Feb - 20 Feb
$81pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
17 Feb - 21 Feb
$84pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl

Denver Intl to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Denver found for this year
18 Feb - 20 Feb
$80pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
18 Feb - 20 Feb
$81pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
4 Mar - 7 Mar
$84pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Denver

Save time with Denver to Chicago direct flight deals
18 Feb - 20 Feb
$80pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
18 Feb - 20 Feb
$81pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
4 Mar - 7 Mar
$84pp
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
1 Feb - 8 Feb
$98pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl
31 Jan - 2 Feb
$104pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl
2 Feb - 8 Feb
$108pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Denver

The cheapest one-way flights from Denver to Chicago
1:00 am - 4:31 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 31m
DEN - ORD
United Airlines
$64
United
8:22 am - 11:45 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 23m
DEN - ORD
American Airlines
1:30 pm - 1:02 am
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 32m
DEN - ORD
Frontier
$71
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Denver to Chicago

What airport do you fly from for flights from Denver to Chicago?

Most people fly from Denver Intl (DEN) if they book a flight from Denver to Chicago. On average, Denver Intl has 58 outbound flights to Chicago per day from 7 airlines. Denver Intl is conveniently located just 18.5 mi from Denver’s city center.

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 Frontier for just $81, but on average you can expect to pay $96.

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 $95.

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?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

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

10 flight departures from Denver to Chicago per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 30% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 70% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Denver to Chicago?

Departing from Denver to Chicago will take you 2h 30m. There are 891 mi between Denver and Chicago. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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 $81. Another option worth looking into is Spirit Airlines, starting at $104 round trip. You may be able to fly from Denver to Chicago for 39% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $37. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Denver to Chicago for a low price.

What are the most reliable airlines from Denver to Chicago?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Denver to Chicago are Japan Airlines (100%), Cathay Pacific (100%) and Iberia (93%).

What are the most popular routes from Denver to Chicago?

When deciding which route to take from Denver to Chicago consider Denver Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Denver Intl - Chicago Midway or Denver Intl - Chicago Greater Rockford as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest flights from Denver to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $18. While the most popular route (Denver Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for $101 on average our data indicates $347 when flying from Denver to Chicago.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Denver to Chicago are Major Airline, American Airlines and Delta. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Denver Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

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

Returning to Denver Intl from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Denver Intl.

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

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Alternative routes for Denver 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 Denver to Chicago.
Flight duration from DEN to Chicago
2h 42m
Average temperature for January in Chicago
33.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Chicago
0.7 ″

Airports servicing Denver

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Denver Intl to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Denver 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
Frontier
$48 $151 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$50 $241 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$53 $148 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$73 $241 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$82 $306 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$246 $409 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Denver to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Denver towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 55% of DEN to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 25% of DEN to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 15% of DEN to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of DEN to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Denver to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Denver to Chicago.
Sunday
74 daily flights
Monday
60 daily flights
Tuesday
44 daily flights
Wednesday
46 daily flights
Thursday
59 daily flights
Friday
74 daily flights
Saturday
54 daily flights
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