Cheap flights from Fresno to Chicago (FAT - CHI)

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The best prices from Fresno to Chicago are usually found in April or July, booked 25 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Fresno (FAT) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best FAT to CHI flight in 2021: compare Fresno to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
FAT - CHI
Price
$363 - $480
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$363

From Fresno to Chicago

One-way from

$136

One-way flight from Fresno 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 Fresno to Chicago?

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 18% on the overall cost on flights from Fresno to Chicago.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Fresno to Chicago at least 20 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 20 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Fresno to Chicago for as little as $137 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $157 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Chicago from Fresno average $135. You can even find prices in April for less than $135, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $33. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Fresno. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 49%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Fresno to Chicago (FAT - CHI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Fresno to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 17% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Fresno to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for FAT to CHI flights for May, June
15 Jun - 18 Jun
$167pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
15 Jun - 18 Jun
$171pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
1 Jun - 22 Jun
$187pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal

Fresno to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Fresno found for this year
17 Sep - 21 Sep
$158pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
28 Oct - 31 Oct
$159pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
24 Jul - 7 Aug
$167pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Fresno

Save time with Fresno to Chicago direct flight deals
28 Oct - 31 Oct
$159pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
9 Sep - 21 Sep
$207pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
13 Sep - 16 Sep
$227pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
FAT
Fresno Airterminal

Last minute flights from Fresno to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Fresno, departing today and this week
25 May - 2 Jun
$278pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
23 May - 25 May
$284pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
21 May - 23 May
$287pp
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal

One-way flights to Chicago from Fresno

The cheapest one-way flights from Fresno to Chicago
5:13 am - 7:21 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 08m
FAT - ORD
Frontier
$136
Kiwi.com
2:10 am - 7:30 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
15h 20m
FAT - ORD
American Airlines
3:15 pm - 2:00 am
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
8h 45m
FAT - ORD
Alaska Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Fresno to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Fresno 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 Fresno 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 Fresno Airterminal to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

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

Fresno Airterminal (FAT) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Fresno to Chicago. You should not have trouble finding flights to Chicago from Airterminal; the airport handles an average of 1 outbound flight to Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 5 airlines have flights from the Fresno airport to Chicago. It is only a 4.8 mi journey to Airterminal (FAT) from Fresno’s city center.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Fresno to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $158, but on average you can expect to pay $196.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Fresno to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Fresno to Chicago is less than $280.

Are there last-minute flights available from Fresno to Chicago for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Fresno to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $300.

Is Fresno weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Expect the weather to be around 99 °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 Fresno.

How long is the flight from Fresno to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Fresno to Chicago in 3h 57m. Fly via American Airlines, United Airlines, or Alaska Airlines to get the fastest option. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

American Airlines, at $158, was found to be the cheapest airline from Fresno to Chicago.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. American Airlines is currently priced 60% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

For one-way options, check prices for United Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $80. Users have also found prices from $104 and $105 on United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, respectively.

Alternative routes for Fresno 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 Fresno to Chicago.
Flight duration
4h 21m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Fresno

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 4 airlines flying from Fresno to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Fresno 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
$110 $251 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$119 $424 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$233 $427 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$122 $561 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Fresno to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Fresno towards Chicago.
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Weekly flight availability
from Fresno to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Fresno to Chicago.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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