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Cheap flights from Houston to Chicago (IAH - ORD)

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The best prices from Houston to Chicago are usually found in February or January, booked 59 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

IAH - CHI
Price
$109 - $209
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches
Popular in July High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 30% potential price drop
Round-trip from $109 From Houston to Chicago
One-way from $93 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.

Cheap flights from Houston to Chicago in May, June 2020

The best prices found for IAH to ORD flights for May, June
19 Jun - 21 Jun
$99pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
$self.airline
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
4 Jun - 21 Jun
$100pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
$self.airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
4 Jun - 7 Jun
$102pp
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 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Houston found for this year
25 Aug - 1 Sep
$94pp
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
19 Jun - 21 Jun
$99pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
$self.airline
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
4 Jun - 21 Jun
$100pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
$self.airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Houston

Save time with Houston to Chicago direct flight deals
25 Aug - 1 Sep
$94pp
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
8 Jul - 15 Jul
$102pp
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
9 Jul - 16 Jul
$103pp
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
29 May - 31 May
$99pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
$self.airline
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
29 May - 7 Jun
$122pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
$self.airline
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
29 May - 7 Jun
$137pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
$self.airline
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to Chicago from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Chicago
11:47 am - 6:30 pm
Delta
1 Stop
6h 43m
IAH - ORD
Delta
$93
Delta
5:59 pm - 2:59 pm
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
21h 00m
IAH - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$118
Kiwi.com
7:56 am - 10:31 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
26h 35m
IAH - MDW
Multiple Airlines
$120
Kiwi.com

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.

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 $94, but on average you can expect to pay $111.

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

Cheapflights has at least 3 direct flights from Houston to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to Chicago is less than $99.

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

There are currently 3+ 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, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Chicago was viewed by 377 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

The cheapest airline for this route is United Air Lines Inc.. When flying this airline from Houston to Chicago on average you can expect to find 273 flights available for this route daily.

How long does the flight from Houston to Chicago take?

A nonstop flight takes up to 3 hours, covering a distance of 578 miles.

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

On average 29 flights depart from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Chicago per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 28% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 24% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 28% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 21% 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.

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 43m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Hourly flight availability from Houston to Chicago

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 59% of IAH to ORD departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 24% of IAH to ORD departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 11% of IAH to ORD departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 6% of IAH to ORD departures
Midnight
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Noon
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Weekly flight availability
from Houston to Chicago
Sunday
23 daily flights
Monday
21 daily flights
Tuesday
20 daily flights
Wednesday
10 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
22 daily flights
Saturday
20 daily flights