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Cheap flights from Houston to Chicago (IAH - CHI)

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The best prices from Houston to Chicago are usually found in August or April, booked 28 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Houston (IAH) to Chicago (CHI)

IAH - CHI
Price
$74 - $188
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 45% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$74

From Houston to Chicago

One-way from

$36

One-way flight from Houston 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 Houston to Chicago?

Users have found that flying from Houston to Chicago on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Houston to Chicago at least 20 days early can save you up to 48% 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 Houston to Chicago for as little as $213 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 $293 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from Houston. Prices for August average $182 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $64. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 34% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to Chicago (IAH - CHI)?

When flying from Houston to Chicago, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 36% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Houston to Chicago in November, December 2020

The best prices found for IAH to CHI flights for November, December
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$47pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$49pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
23 Dec - 24 Dec
$50pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Houston to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Houston found for next year
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$47pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$49pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
23 Dec - 24 Dec
$50pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Houston

Save time with Houston to Chicago direct flight deals
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$47pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
16 Dec - 23 Dec
$49pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
23 Dec - 24 Dec
$50pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Last minute flights from Houston to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Houston, departing today and this week
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$47pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$49pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$55pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to Chicago from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Chicago
12:25 am - 3:06 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 41m
IAH - ORD
United Airlines
$36
United
1:00 am - 6:26 pm
Spirit Airlines
3 Stops
17h 26m
IAH - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$64
FlyFar
1:23 am - 9:15 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
7h 52m
IAH - ORD
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Houston to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston George Bush Intcntl 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. New policies for travelers booking flights from Houston George Bush Intcntl 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 Houston George Bush Intcntl to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $47, but on average you can expect to pay $60.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Houston to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to Chicago is less than $72.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Houston to Chicago?

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

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

On average 45 flights depart from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Chicago per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 13% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 2% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 71% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 13% of flight departures

Is Houston weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 86 °F range in August. The weather in Chicago is generally colder than Houston's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Houston to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Houston to Chicago in 2h 13m. Fly via Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, or Delta to get the fastest option. Houston and Chicago are separated by a distance of 930 mi. 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 Houston to Chicago round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Houston to Chicago round-trip from $47. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Frontier, from $68, and United Airlines, from $71. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 65% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $24. Frontier flights start at $34 while deals on United Airlines start at $36 one-way.

Alternative routes for Houston to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Houston to Chicago
Flight duration
2h 35m
Average temperature for November in Chicago
51.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Chicago
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 5 airlines from Houston to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Houston 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
$57 $167 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$83 $184 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$48 $207 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$48 $260 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$87 $277 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Houston to Chicago

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 50% of IAH to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 27% of IAH to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 13% of IAH to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 10% of IAH to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Houston to Chicago
Sunday
26 daily flights
Monday
23 daily flights
Tuesday
24 daily flights
Wednesday
28 daily flights
Thursday
14 daily flights
Friday
28 daily flights
Saturday
24 daily flights
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