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The best prices from Durham to Chicago are usually found in September or October, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Durham (RDU) to Chicago (CHI)

RDU - CHI
Price
$97 - $191
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$97

From Durham to Chicago

One-way from

$60

One-way flight from Durham 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 Durham to Chicago?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

To save up to 10% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 20 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Durham to Chicago from $137 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $157 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Durham with a flight ticket averaging about $135. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $33. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Durham to Chicago (RDU - CHI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Durham to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 36% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Durham to Chicago in January, February 2021

19 Feb - 21 Feb
$81pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
19 Feb - 21 Feb
$83pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
11 Feb - 14 Feb
$89pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JetBlue
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Durham to Chicago 2021 flight deals

19 Feb - 21 Feb
$81pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
19 Feb - 21 Feb
$83pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
5 Mar - 8 Mar
$84pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Durham

19 Feb - 21 Feb
$156pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
19 Feb - 22 Feb
$167pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
12 Feb - 14 Feb
$168pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Last minute flights from Durham to Chicago

5 Feb - 8 Feb
$107pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
2 Feb - 3 Feb
$109pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
4 Feb - 8 Feb
$110pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to Chicago from Durham

2:00 am - 7:43 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
30h 43m
RDU - ORD
American Airlines
6:01 pm - 11:23 am
Frontier
2 Stops
18h 22m
RDU - ORD
Frontier
$65
FlightNetwork
1:25 pm - 10:02 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
21h 37m
RDU - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$80
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Durham to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Raleigh-Durham Intl 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 Raleigh-Durham Intl 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 Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Chicago are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Chicago that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Durham to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $81, but on average you can expect to pay $97.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Durham to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Durham to Chicago is less than $235.

Are there last-minute flights available from Durham to Chicago for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Durham to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $200.

Is Raleigh-Durham Intl weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Expect the weather to be around 91 °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 Raleigh-Durham Intl.

How long is the flight from Durham to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Durham to Chicago in 2h 21m. Fly via American Airlines or Delta to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Durham to Chicago round-trip from $81. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Frontier, from $88, and American Airlines, from $94. You may be able to fly from Durham to Chicago for 44% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $32. Users have also found prices from $43 and $60 on Spirit Airlines and Frontier, respectively.

Alternative routes for Durham to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Average temperature for January in Chicago
33.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Chicago
0.7 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Durham to Chicago

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$39 $110 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$48 $199 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$48 $215 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$48 $219 No cancel fee N/A
Frontier
$107 $230 No cancel fee 62%
Southwest
$169 $326 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Durham to Chicago

Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 50% of RDU to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 37% of RDU to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 13% of RDU to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of RDU to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Durham to Chicago
Sunday
12 daily flights
Monday
14 daily flights
Tuesday
12 daily flights
Wednesday
13 daily flights
Thursday
13 daily flights
Friday
12 daily flights
Saturday
11 daily flights
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