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The best prices from Indianapolis to Chicago are usually found in May or April, booked 31 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago (CHI)

IND - CHI
Price
$96 - $229
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

October

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 43% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$96

From Indianapolis to Chicago

One-way from

$67

One-way flight from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis to Chicago?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 11% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 10% by booking at least 20 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Indianapolis to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $137.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from Indianapolis. Prices for April average $135 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $33. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 49% on your journey compared to booking in April

When is the cheapest time to fly from Indianapolis to Chicago (IND - CHI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Indianapolis to Chicago in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 24% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Indianapolis to Chicago in March, April 2021

26 Apr - 27 Apr
$115pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
10 Mar - 11 Mar
$125pp
IND
Indianapolis
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
26 Apr - 27 Apr
$126pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IND
Indianapolis

Indianapolis to Chicago 2021 flight deals

26 Apr - 27 Apr
$115pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
10 Mar - 11 Mar
$125pp
IND
Indianapolis
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
26 Apr - 27 Apr
$126pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IND
Indianapolis

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Indianapolis

3 Apr - 6 Apr
$133pp
IND
Indianapolis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IND
Indianapolis
3 Apr - 10 Apr
$143pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
IND
Indianapolis
18 Mar - 25 Mar
$153pp
IND
Indianapolis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IND
Indianapolis

Last minute flights from Indianapolis to Chicago

10 Mar - 11 Mar
$125pp
IND
Indianapolis
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
11 Mar - 15 Mar
$149pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
10 Mar - 17 Mar
$150pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis

One-way flights to Chicago from Indianapolis

3:15 am - 3:32 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 17m
IND - ORD
American Airlines
7:30 am - 6:34 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 04m
IND - ORD
Frontier
$79
Gotogate
7:20 am - 7:33 am
Major Airline
Nonstop
1h 13m
IND - ORD
Major Airline
$84
StudentUniverse

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Flight FAQs

From Indianapolis to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Indianapolis to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Indianapolis to Chicago include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Indianapolis to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Bus are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Indianapolis to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Indianapolis to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $115, but on average you can expect to pay $142.

Are there nonstop flights from Indianapolis to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 19 direct flights from Indianapolis to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Indianapolis to Chicago is less than $456.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Indianapolis to Chicago?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Saturday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 2 flights from Indianapolis to Chicago a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures

Is Indianapolis weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 86 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Chicago is typically colder than in Indianapolis. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Indianapolis to Chicago?

Departing from Indianapolis to Chicago will take you 1h 11m. The distance between Indianapolis and Chicago is about 178 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 Indianapolis to Chicago round-trip?

According to our current data, Frontier ($125), United Airlines ($133), and Spirit Airlines ($141) offers the cheapest pricing from Indianapolis to Chicago. Frontier is currently priced 25% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $40. Users have also found prices from $48 and $67 on Spirit Airlines and Frontier, respectively.

Destination information for Chicago

Flight duration
1h 13m
Average temperature for March in Chicago
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Chicago
1.6 ″

Airports servicing Indianapolis

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Indianapolis to Chicago

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$89 $225 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$91 $231 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$224 $428 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Indianapolis to Chicago

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 58% of IND to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 41% of IND to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of IND to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of IND to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Indianapolis to Chicago
Sunday
22 daily flights
Monday
23 daily flights
Tuesday
23 daily flights
Wednesday
19 daily flights
Thursday
38 daily flights
Friday
23 daily flights
Saturday
18 daily flights
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