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The best prices from Houston to Chicago are usually found in January or February, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

$240
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$109
Price
$109 - $209
Temperature
34 - 84 °F
Rainfall
1 - 4 inches
Most popular in July High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price $169 Price for this month
Cheapest price $109 From Houston to Chicago

Cheap flights from Houston to Chicago in December 2019

The best prices found for IAH to ORD flights for December
24 Dec - 9 Jan
$82pp
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
31 Dec - 7 Jan
$99pp
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
25 Dec - 31 Dec
$104pp
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 Jan - 29 Jan
$65pp
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
15 Jan - 16 Jan
$67pp
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 Feb - 10 Feb
$70pp
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
9 Jan - 23 Jan
$65pp
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 Feb - 10 Feb
$70pp
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
29 Jan - 1 Feb
$71pp
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
16 Dec - 7 Jan
$97pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
20 Dec - 30 Jan
$99pp
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

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 December in Chicago
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Chicago
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago-O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Rockford (RFD)
Weekly flight availability
from Houston to Chicago
Sunday
37 daily flights
Monday
50 daily flights
Tuesday
45 daily flights
Wednesday
54 daily flights
Thursday
53 daily flights
Friday
43 daily flights
Saturday
21 daily flights

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Houston to Chicago

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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Chicago was viewed by 390 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What percent of flights are delayed?

Based on our current data flights from Houston to Chicago are usually delayed by up to 10min. or more.

How many passenger seats are available on a flight on this route?

Generally, 43,894,904 passengers can be accommodated when flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Chicago on commercial airlines.

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 233 flights depart from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Chicago per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 14% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 39% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 27% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 19% 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.

What airports serve Houston to Chicago flights?

You have choices when you’re flying from Houston to Chicago. You can fly out of either George Bush Intercontinental Airport or William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. You can fly into either Chicago O’Hare or Chicago Midway. You should be able to find a flight that fits your needs and your budget with ease with so many options. You can land at Chicago O’Hare that’s on the northwest side of the city. It’s 14 miles from the busy Loop business sector. This is Chicago’s busiest airport. It serves flights that go to Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. It’s the sixth busiest airport in the world. Your other option is to land at Chicago Midway. This was once the city’s main airport until O’Hare came on the scene. The airport is still quite busy, serving more than 22 million passengers in 2018. The majority of the traffic coming through this airport is provided by Southwest Airlines.

Which airlines fly directly from Houston to Chicago?

You can book flights on Spirit Airlines, United, and American Airlines that are non-stop between these two cities. These are all between George Bush and O’Hare. You can fly from Hobby in Houston to Midway in Chicago direct on Southwest. The flights run about 2h 20m.

What are the stopover options between Houston to Chicago?

You’ll find a number of stopovers on this route. You can have stops in Atlanta, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cleveland, or Denver. There’s a range of stopover times but they’re typically around an hour and not more than a couple of hours. Southwest has some other options between Hobby and Midway. They make stops in St. Louis, New Orleans, Orlando, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Nashville, Jacksonville, Austin, and a few others. Most of their stopovers are under an hour.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Houston to Chicago?

You don’t need a passport or a visa to fly this route. This is a purely domestic flight that requires only a form of ID.