Cheap flights from Houston to Chicago (CHI)

IAH — CHI
Feb 4 — Feb 111

The best prices from Houston to Chicago are usually found in February or January, booked 21 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best HO1 to CHI flight in 2023: compare Houston to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

IAH - CHI

Price

$147 - $288

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 34% potential price drop
Round-trip from$147From Houston to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$37One-way flight from Houston to Chicago (CHI)

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Chicago

Delta
7.9
Good
2,023 reviews

Food

7.2

Overall

7.9

Crew

8.5

Boarding

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Better earphone for listing to tv, everything else was great..

Delta
7.9
Good
2,023 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,023 reviews

Food

7.2

Overall

7.9

Crew

8.5

Boarding

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Better earphone for listing to tv, everything else was great..

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,157 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,023 reviews

Food

7.2

Overall

7.9

Crew

8.5

Boarding

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Better earphone for listing to tv, everything else was great..

Allegiant Air
7.5
Good
95 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,023 reviews

Food

7.2

Overall

7.9

Crew

8.5

Boarding

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Better earphone for listing to tv, everything else was great..

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,667 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,023 reviews

Food

7.2

Overall

7.9

Crew

8.5

Boarding

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Better earphone for listing to tv, everything else was great..

Spirit Airlines
6.9
Okay
714 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,023 reviews

Food

7.2

Overall

7.9

Crew

8.5

Boarding

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Better earphone for listing to tv, everything else was great..

Related info for your journey

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

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.

Top 6 airlines flying 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$16Average$24FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$52Average$198FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$92Average$205FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$99Average$301FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$109Average$405FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$203Average$565FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Houston to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Houston to Chicago
13%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
45%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
33%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
9%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Houston to Chicago

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Houston to Chicago
Sunday5daily flights
Monday8daily flights
Tuesday8daily flights
Wednesday8daily flights
Thursday8daily flights
Friday8daily flights
Saturday7daily flights
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