Cheap flights from Durham to Chicago (RDU - CHI)

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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)

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to CHI flight in 2021: compare Durham to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
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

$84

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 May, June 2021

The best prices found for RDU to CHI flights for May, June
18 May - 25 May
$103pp
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 May - 25 May
$121pp
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 May - 22 May
$124pp
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

Durham to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Durham found for this year
18 May - 25 May
$103pp
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 May - 25 May
$121pp
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 May - 22 May
$124pp
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

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Durham

Save time with Durham to Chicago direct flight deals
19 Jun - 21 Jun
$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
10 Jun - 12 Jun
$197pp
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 Jun - 14 Jun
$217pp
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

Last minute flights from Durham to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Durham, departing today and this week
22 May - 5 Jun
$101pp
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
21 May - 24 May
$126pp
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
26 May - 1 Jun
$143pp
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

One-way flights to Chicago from Durham

The cheapest one-way flights from Durham to Chicago
1:35 am - 2:53 am
Major Airline
Nonstop
2h 18m
RDU - ORD
Major Airline
$84
StudentUniverse
1:56 pm - 7:10 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
6h 14m
RDU - ORD
Frontier
$93
Kiwi.com
2:45 am - 3:52 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 07m
RDU - ORD
United Airlines
$99
United

Related info for your journey

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

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.

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.

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

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Raleigh to Chicago. You should not have trouble finding flights to Chicago from Raleigh-Durham; the airport handles an average of 18 outbound flights to Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 8 airlines have flights from the Raleigh airport to Chicago. It is only a 11.1 mi journey to Raleigh-Durham (RDU) from Raleigh’s city center.

Can I find flights from Durham to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Durham to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $101, but on average you can expect to pay $151.

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 $237.

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.

What days are nonstop flights available from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Wednesday.

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

3 flight departures from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Chicago per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 100% of flight departures

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 3h 28m. Fly via Delta or Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. Durham and Chicago are separated by a distance of 649 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Durham to Chicago round-trip from $101. You may be able to fly from Durham to Chicago for 30% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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 $52. Users have also found prices from $80 and $84 on Spirit Airlines and Frontier, respectively.

Alternative routes for Durham 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 Durham to Chicago.
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Durham to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Durham 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
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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Durham towards Chicago.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 52% of RDU to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 23% of RDU to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 23% of RDU to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% of RDU to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Durham to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Durham to Chicago.
Sunday
20 daily flights
Monday
20 daily flights
Tuesday
14 daily flights
Wednesday
14 daily flights
Thursday
17 daily flights
Friday
23 daily flights
Saturday
18 daily flights
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