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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 February or January, booked 59 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
$109 - $209
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches
Popular in July High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 30% potential price drop
Round-trip from S$ 109 From Houston to Chicago
One-way from S$ 71 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 37 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 37 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Houston to Chicago for as little as $177 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 $177 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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 September, October 2020

The best prices found for IAH to CHI flights for September, October
20 Oct - 22 Oct
$70pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
8 Oct - 11 Oct
$72pp
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 Oct - 11 Oct
$74pp
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
20 Oct - 22 Oct
$70pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
8 Oct - 8 Oct
$72pp
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 Oct - 16 Oct
$74pp
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
8 Oct - 8 Oct
$72pp
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 Oct - 16 Oct
$74pp
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 Oct - 9 Oct
$75pp
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
27 Sep - 9 Oct
$72pp
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 Sep - 2 Oct
$85pp
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 Sep - 28 Sep
$90pp
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

One-way flights to Chicago from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Chicago
2:00 am - 7:28 am
British Airways
1 Stop
5h 28m
IAH - ORD
British Airways
$71
Travelgenio
9:25 am - 7:58 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
10h 33m
IAH - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$74
Gotogate
4:50 pm - 10:22 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
17h 32m
IAH - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$78
Gotogate

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 Multiple Airlines for just $70, but on average you can expect to pay $83.

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 $88.

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: Thursday, Friday.

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

On average 8 flights depart from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Chicago per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 25% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 75% 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 33m. Fly via Spirit 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 is the cheapest airline to fly from Houston to Chicago round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Houston to Chicago round-trip from $72. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 53% 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 $36. British Airways flights start at $71 while deals on Delta start at $79 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 39m
Average temperature for September in Chicago
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Chicago
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Hourly flight availability from Houston to Chicago

Morning 6 AM to noon 47% of IAH to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 32% of IAH to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 18% of IAH to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 3% of IAH to CHI departures
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6 AM
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Houston to Chicago
Sunday
28 daily flights
Monday
28 daily flights
Tuesday
26 daily flights
Wednesday
28 daily flights
Thursday
30 daily flights
Friday
32 daily flights
Saturday
28 daily flights
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