Cheap flights from Houston to Chicago (CHI) from $38

This is the cheapest round-trip flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Chicago departing on 6/1. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
HOU — CHI
Mar 5 — Mar 121

The best prices from Houston to Chicago are usually found in September or January, booked 62 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

Cheap flight deals from Houston to Chicago

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Houston (HO1) to Chicago (CHI). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated February 29, 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

September

Round-trip from

$223

One-way from

$56
High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop
From Houston to Chicago (CHI)
One-way flight from Houston to Chicago (CHI)

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Houston to Chicago?

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 36% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

To save up to 122% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 49 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Houston to Chicago from $232 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $349 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Flights from Houston to Chicago lean towards being more expensive in July. Prices are generally better when you fly from Houston to Chicago in September, with the cheapest ticket starting at $77.

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 25% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Houston to Chicago

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Spirit Airlines for the route between Houston and Chicago. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Peruse some of the lowest-priced Spirit Airlines flights we've found from Houston to Chicago. Deals update often to give you more flight options matching your criteria
Tue 4/1612:11 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop8h 54mSpirit Airlines
Tue 4/2310:00 pmORD - IAH
1 stop10h 30mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/29$70
Sat 4/2011:30 amIAH - ORD
1 stop9h 35mSpirit Airlines
Tue 4/2310:00 pmORD - IAH
1 stop10h 30mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$75
Wed 4/2411:00 amIAH - ORD
1 stop10h 05mSpirit Airlines
Sat 4/2710:00 pmORD - IAH
1 stop9h 27mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/27$83
Tue 4/1612:11 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop8h 54mSpirit Airlines
Thu 4/1812:10 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 54mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$86
Tue 4/1612:11 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop8h 54mSpirit Airlines
Sat 4/2012:10 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 54mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$88
Wed 3/203:14 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop6h 13mSpirit Airlines
Mon 3/259:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/29$90
Fri 4/264:04 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 39mSpirit Airlines
Mon 4/2910:00 pmORD - IAH
1 stop11h 19mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/27$92
Sat 4/1311:30 amIAH - ORD
1 stop9h 35mSpirit Airlines
Sat 4/2012:10 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 54mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$93
Wed 3/206:05 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 40mSpirit Airlines
Mon 3/259:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$96

Cheap United Airlines flights from Houston to Chicago

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between Houston and Chicago. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Have a look at some of the cheapest available United Airlines flights departing from Houston and landing in Chicago. If these deals don't fit your criteria, make sure to check back soon as new deals are always added.
Tue 4/166:40 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 43mUnited Airlines
Thu 4/189:37 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 53mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/28$108
Fri 4/128:20 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 43mUnited Airlines
Sun 4/146:00 amORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 50mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/28$111
Wed 5/225:00 amIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 45mUnited Airlines
Thu 5/309:31 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$178

Cheap Houston to Chicago flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Houston to Chicago specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Prices were last updated on February 29, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Houston to Chicago in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Wed 3/203:14 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop6h 13mSpirit Airlines
Mon 3/259:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/29$90
Wed 3/206:05 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 40mSpirit Airlines
Mon 3/259:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$96
Thu 3/216:05 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 40mSpirit Airlines
Tue 3/2610:00 pmORD - IAH
1 stop11h 45mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$97
Wed 3/136:18 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop7h 22mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/199:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$99
Wed 3/203:14 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop6h 13mSpirit Airlines
Mon 3/259:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/29$100
Tue 3/198:38 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop10h 43mSpirit Airlines
Wed 3/209:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/27$101
Thu 3/216:05 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 40mSpirit Airlines
Mon 3/259:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/27$103
Wed 3/209:29 amIAH - ORD
1 stop8h 55mSpirit Airlines
Mon 3/259:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$104
Tue 3/511:41 amIAH - ORD
1 stop19h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/129:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/27$105

Houston to Chicago 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Houston and Chicago in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Houston to Chicago in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Sat 4/208:29 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/235:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$47
Sat 4/138:29 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/167:00 amMDW - IAH
1 stop6h 59mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$49
Sat 4/278:29 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/305:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$53
Sat 4/208:29 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/235:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$54
Wed 5/299:19 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 39mFrontier
Mon 6/36:15 amORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 46mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$58
Thu 4/188:54 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/235:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$58
Sat 4/2711:22 amIAH - MDW
1 stop8h 57mFrontier
Tue 4/305:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$59
Sat 5/48:29 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 5/77:00 amMDW - IAH
1 stop6h 27mFrontier
Deal found 2/29$60
Tue 4/168:54 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Thu 4/185:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$63

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Houston

Discover non-stop flight options from Houston to Chicago. Find direct flights with no layovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore non-stop flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
If you're seeking options on non-stop flights from Houston to Chicago, check out these fares. Users seeking other options on flights from Houston to Chicago should update the search form at the top of the page.
Sat 6/19:19 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 39mFrontier
Sat 6/156:15 amORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 46mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$38
Tue 4/168:54 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/235:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$38
Sat 5/48:29 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 5/75:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/29$39
Sat 4/138:29 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/165:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$43
Tue 4/238:54 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/305:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$45
Sat 4/208:29 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/235:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$47
Sat 4/278:29 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/305:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$53
Sat 4/208:29 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Tue 4/235:16 pmMDW - IAH
Nonstop2h 48mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$54
Wed 5/299:19 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 39mFrontier
Mon 6/36:15 amORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 46mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$58

Houston to Chicago flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Houston to Chicago for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Consider one of these great deals we found on last-minute flights from Houston to Chicago. Users should double check the flight they book to ensure it matches the day, time, and destination they're looking for.
Tue 3/511:41 amIAH - ORD
1 stop19h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/129:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/27$105
Wed 3/63:14 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop6h 13mSpirit Airlines
Mon 3/119:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$112
Tue 3/511:41 amIAH - ORD
1 stop19h 36mMultiple Airlines
Wed 3/69:44 pmORD - IAH
Nonstop2h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$121
Wed 3/68:17 pmHOU - MDW
1 stop12h 07mFrontier
Mon 3/119:14 amMDW - HOU
1 stop13h 18mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$128
Wed 3/63:14 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop6h 13mSpirit Airlines
Mon 3/1110:47 pmORD - IAH
1 stop12h 38mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$128
Wed 3/65:45 amIAH - MDW
1 stop14h 36mFrontier
Mon 3/1110:57 pmMDW - IAH
1 stop9h 36mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$132
Wed 3/65:45 amIAH - ORD
2 stops25h 52mFrontier
Mon 3/116:21 pmORD - IAH
1 stop16h 16mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$134
Tue 3/511:41 amIAH - ORD
1 stop19h 40mMultiple Airlines
Wed 3/610:47 pmORD - IAH
1 stop16h 34mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$136
Wed 3/65:45 amIAH - ORD
1 stop10h 24mMultiple Airlines
Thu 3/75:58 pmORD - IAH
1 stop7h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$141

One-way flights to Chicago from Houston

Search for one-way flight options from Houston to Chicago. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Users traveling one-way from Houston to Chicago can select one of these great deals. Users in need of a round-trip flight from Houston to Chicago instead should update the search form at the top of page.
Thu 3/216:30 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/28$56
Sun 3/246:05 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 40mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/28$57
Sun 4/148:54 pmIAH - MDW
Nonstop2h 27mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$57
Sun 3/246:05 pmIAH - ORD
Nonstop2h 40mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 2/29$58
Wed 3/65:45 amIAH - MDW
1 stop14h 36mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$58
Tue 4/303:59 pmHOU - ORD
1 stop8h 57mFrontier
Deal found 2/29$58
Wed 3/135:20 amIAH - ORD
2 stops20h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$59
Wed 3/136:18 pmIAH - ORD
1 stop7h 22mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$60
Thu 4/187:55 amIAH - MDW
1 stop5h 58mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$60

Find flights from Houston to Chicago within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Houston to Chicago that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.

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Houston George Bush IntcntlChicago Midway

IAH - MDW

IAHMDW

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Sat 4/13

Nonstop2h 27m

Chicago Midway

Sat 4/20

Nonstop2h 48m

$53

Houston George Bush IntcntlChicago Midway

IAH - MDW

IAHMDW

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Sat 4/20

Nonstop2h 27m

Chicago Midway

Tue 4/23

Nonstop2h 48m

$54

Houston George Bush IntcntlChicago O'Hare Intl

IAH - ORD

IAHORD

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Wed 5/29

Nonstop2h 39m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Mon 6/3

Nonstop2h 46m

$58

Houston George Bush IntcntlChicago Midway

IAH - MDW

IAHMDW

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Thu 4/18

Nonstop2h 27m

Chicago Midway

Tue 4/23

Nonstop2h 48m

$58

Houston George Bush IntcntlChicago O'Hare Intl

IAH - ORD

IAHORD

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Tue 4/16

1 stop8h 54m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Tue 4/23

1 stop10h 30m

$70

Houston George Bush IntcntlChicago O'Hare Intl

IAH - ORD

IAHORD

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Sat 4/20

1 stop9h 35m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Tue 4/23

1 stop10h 30m

$75

Houston George Bush IntcntlChicago O'Hare Intl

IAH - ORD

IAHORD

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Wed 5/8

1 stop7h 12m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 5/11

Nonstop2h 42m

$95

Houston George Bush IntcntlChicago O'Hare Intl

IAH - ORD

IAHORD

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Tue 4/16

Nonstop2h 43m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Thu 4/18

Nonstop2h 53m

$108

Houston George Bush IntcntlChicago O'Hare Intl

IAH - ORD

IAHORD

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Fri 4/5

Nonstop2h 53m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Wed 4/10

Nonstop2h 52m

$155

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When is the best time to book a flight from Houston to Chicago?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Houston to Chicago. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Houston to Chicago, you should look to book at least 62 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to Chicago?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Houston to Chicago. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Houston to Chicago flight should consider departing on Saturday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Monday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Chicago by month

Plan your trip from Houston to Chicago by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Houston to Chicago is currently $58 while a round-trip flight costs $81. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Houston to Chicago (average of $245). Flying from Houston to Chicago in June is currently the most expensive (average of $366). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$248

February

$245

March

$278

April

$292

May

$292

June

$366

July

$338

August

$274

September

$258

October

$248

November

$271

December

$248

Temperature and rainfall in Chicago by month

Plan your trip to Chicago by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Chicago

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Chicago. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Chicago. Reviews last updated February 29, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and Frontier from Houston to Chicago to help guide your decision. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,486 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

We were delayed two hours. The gate staff were confused and a mess. They booked me on another flight, did not tell me and when I went to get back on the plane I no longer was able to because they booked me on some other flight later in the day. When I went back to the agent she was rude, reprinted my boarding pass for later in the day. What I needed was to be rebooked on my original flight but she could not understand that. Another agent figured it out. Southwest serves no food on any flights. It truly is a embarrassment to the airline industry. My second flight to Long Beach was worse. The flight attendant was obnoxious and extremely unprofessional. He treated everyone like they were seventh graders on a field trip. He was a terrible comedian, insisted on being on the microphone throughout the flight and would not shut up. No food on this four hour flight and no time to get food between our two flights made for seven hours without any hope of getting food.

Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,486 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,486 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

We were delayed two hours. The gate staff were confused and a mess. They booked me on another flight, did not tell me and when I went to get back on the plane I no longer was able to because they booked me on some other flight later in the day. When I went back to the agent she was rude, reprinted my boarding pass for later in the day. What I needed was to be rebooked on my original flight but she could not understand that. Another agent figured it out. Southwest serves no food on any flights. It truly is a embarrassment to the airline industry. My second flight to Long Beach was worse. The flight attendant was obnoxious and extremely unprofessional. He treated everyone like they were seventh graders on a field trip. He was a terrible comedian, insisted on being on the microphone throughout the flight and would not shut up. No food on this four hour flight and no time to get food between our two flights made for seven hours without any hope of getting food.

8.1
Very good
9,264 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,486 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

We were delayed two hours. The gate staff were confused and a mess. They booked me on another flight, did not tell me and when I went to get back on the plane I no longer was able to because they booked me on some other flight later in the day. When I went back to the agent she was rude, reprinted my boarding pass for later in the day. What I needed was to be rebooked on my original flight but she could not understand that. Another agent figured it out. Southwest serves no food on any flights. It truly is a embarrassment to the airline industry. My second flight to Long Beach was worse. The flight attendant was obnoxious and extremely unprofessional. He treated everyone like they were seventh graders on a field trip. He was a terrible comedian, insisted on being on the microphone throughout the flight and would not shut up. No food on this four hour flight and no time to get food between our two flights made for seven hours without any hope of getting food.

8.1
Very good
11,818 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,486 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

We were delayed two hours. The gate staff were confused and a mess. They booked me on another flight, did not tell me and when I went to get back on the plane I no longer was able to because they booked me on some other flight later in the day. When I went back to the agent she was rude, reprinted my boarding pass for later in the day. What I needed was to be rebooked on my original flight but she could not understand that. Another agent figured it out. Southwest serves no food on any flights. It truly is a embarrassment to the airline industry. My second flight to Long Beach was worse. The flight attendant was obnoxious and extremely unprofessional. He treated everyone like they were seventh graders on a field trip. He was a terrible comedian, insisted on being on the microphone throughout the flight and would not shut up. No food on this four hour flight and no time to get food between our two flights made for seven hours without any hope of getting food.

7.5
Good
1,096 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,486 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

We were delayed two hours. The gate staff were confused and a mess. They booked me on another flight, did not tell me and when I went to get back on the plane I no longer was able to because they booked me on some other flight later in the day. When I went back to the agent she was rude, reprinted my boarding pass for later in the day. What I needed was to be rebooked on my original flight but she could not understand that. Another agent figured it out. Southwest serves no food on any flights. It truly is a embarrassment to the airline industry. My second flight to Long Beach was worse. The flight attendant was obnoxious and extremely unprofessional. He treated everyone like they were seventh graders on a field trip. He was a terrible comedian, insisted on being on the microphone throughout the flight and would not shut up. No food on this four hour flight and no time to get food between our two flights made for seven hours without any hope of getting food.

7.4
Good
11,794 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,486 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

We were delayed two hours. The gate staff were confused and a mess. They booked me on another flight, did not tell me and when I went to get back on the plane I no longer was able to because they booked me on some other flight later in the day. When I went back to the agent she was rude, reprinted my boarding pass for later in the day. What I needed was to be rebooked on my original flight but she could not understand that. Another agent figured it out. Southwest serves no food on any flights. It truly is a embarrassment to the airline industry. My second flight to Long Beach was worse. The flight attendant was obnoxious and extremely unprofessional. He treated everyone like they were seventh graders on a field trip. He was a terrible comedian, insisted on being on the microphone throughout the flight and would not shut up. No food on this four hour flight and no time to get food between our two flights made for seven hours without any hope of getting food.

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Houston to Chicago. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.

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.

Are there direct flights from Houston to Chicago?

Flying directly from Houston to Chicago is the best way to ensure sustainability. George Bush International Airport (IAH) has sustainable practices by providing several direct flights to O'Hare International Airport (ORD). A couple of airlines provide direct flights, including Air New Zealand, United Airlines, and Scandinavian airlines. Passengers can purchase enough food for the trip by grabbing organic and local foodstuffs at the Houston Airport Marriott between Terminals B and C.

Which hotels are near George Bush International Airport?

Passengers traveling to Chicago through George Bush International Airport (IAH) and with early morning flight can spend their night at one of the several hotels near the airport. In this case, book your room with lodging that you have invested in and take action to improve fuel efficiency. Lodges like Airway Inn Houston offers affordable rooms with light-emitting diodes to save energy. Passengers can use public transport to get to the hotel.

How can I get to Chicago’s city center from O'Hare International Airport (ORD)?

Travelers arriving at O'Hare International Airport (ORD) can get to W Chicago city center by taxi, Towncar, driving a rental car, or shuttle. However, using the subway or public bus is recommended for sustainability. The distance between the two destinations is 17.4 mi. Using the subway will take 47 minutes, while the bus will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

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 Frontier for just $53, but on average you can expect to pay $67.

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 $63.

Are there last-minute flights available from Houston to Chicago for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Houston to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Houston to Chicago?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 50 flights from Houston to Chicago on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 6% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 16% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 70% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 8% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Houston to Chicago?

For as low as $53, Frontier can have you in Chicago from Houston in 2h 27m. The distance from Houston to Chicago is about 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?

Frontier, at $53, was found to be the cheapest airline from Houston to Chicago. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Spirit Airlines. Frontier is currently priced 78% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

For one-way options, check prices for United Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $56. Users have also found prices from $57 and $57 on Spirit Airlines and Frontier, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Houston to Chicago?

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Houston to Chicago?

What are the most reliable airlines from Houston to Chicago?

Consider Republic Airways (100%), Iberia (94%) or Gulf Air (94%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Houston to Chicago.

What are the cheapest flights from Houston to Chicago?

The cheapest flight price from Houston to Chicago is $57. On average you can expect to pay $1,543. The most popular route, (Houston Hobby - Chicago O'Hare Intl), can usually be booked for $69.

What does IAH to ORD mean?

Houston George Bush Intcntl Airport is IAH and Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport is ORD. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service. Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (RFD) are other airports near this flight route and their unique identifiers/IATA codes.

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