Cheap flights from Indianapolis to Chicago (IND - CHI)

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The best prices from Indianapolis to Chicago are usually found in September or December, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Friday

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

All the information you need to plan the best IND to CHI flight in 2022: compare Indianapolis to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
IND - CHI
Price
$172 - $299
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Rainfall
1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$172

From Indianapolis to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$133

One-way flight from Indianapolis to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Indianapolis to Chicago?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 50 days in advance, which can save you up to 79% on flights from Indianapolis to Chicago compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 50 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $275. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $380.

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

Our data shows that September tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chicago from Indianapolis. Users have commonly found prices around $224 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $66. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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

Thursday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Indianapolis to Chicago. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

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

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 24% on flights from Indianapolis to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Indianapolis to Chicago in June, July 2022

The best prices found for IND to CHI flights for June, July
26 Jul - 27 Jul
$186pp
IND
Indianapolis
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
25 Jul - 26 Jul
$186pp
IND
Indianapolis
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
29 Jul - 30 Jul
$211pp
IND
Indianapolis
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis

Indianapolis to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Indianapolis found for this year
18 Aug - 22 Aug
$168pp
IND
Indianapolis
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
IND
Indianapolis
24 Sep - 22 Oct
$186pp
IND
Indianapolis
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
25 Jul - 26 Jul
$186pp
IND
Indianapolis
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Indianapolis

Save time with Indianapolis to Chicago direct flight deals
18 Aug - 22 Aug
$168pp
IND
Indianapolis
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
IND
Indianapolis
13 Aug - 19 Aug
$189pp
IND
Indianapolis
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
IND
Indianapolis
9 Sep - 23 Sep
$210pp
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

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Indianapolis, departing today and this week
9 Jul - 16 Jul
$276pp
IND
Indianapolis
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
9 Jul - 16 Jul
$276pp
IND
Indianapolis
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
6 Jul - 15 Jul
$298pp
IND
Indianapolis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IND
Indianapolis

One-way flights to Chicago from Indianapolis

The cheapest one-way flights from Indianapolis to Chicago
1:45 pm - 2:04 pm
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
25h 19m
IND - ORD
Sun Country Air
$133
FareScan
2:24 pm - 4:34 am
Frontier
1 Stop
15h 10m
IND - ORD
Frontier
$172
Kiwi.com
6:00 am - 9:52 am
Allegiant Air
2 Stops
28h 52m
IND - MDW
Allegiant Air
$199
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Indianapolis to Chicago

What airport do you fly from for flights from Indianapolis to Chicago?

Located just 8.3 mi from the city center, Indianapolis is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Chicago from Indianapolis. Booking flights from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago should be relatively easy as there are 36 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 7 different airlines.

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

United Airlines, American 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 American Airlines for just $168, but on average you can expect to pay $214.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Indianapolis to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Indianapolis to Chicago is less than $248.

Are there last-minute flights available from Indianapolis to Chicago for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Indianapolis to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Indianapolis to Chicago?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 16 flights from Indianapolis to Chicago a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 75% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 25% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Indianapolis to Chicago?

American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines can get you from Indianapolis to Chicago in just under 1h 09m. Your travel time can differ by up to 1h 50m. Airlines will cover a distance of 178 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Indianapolis to Chicago round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Indianapolis to Chicago is American Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $168 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Delta and United Airlines, starting at $186 and $210 round-trip. American Airlines is priced at 25% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Delta. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $93. Users have also found prices from $133 and $154 on Sun Country Air and Spirit Airlines, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from Indianapolis to Chicago?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Indianapolis to Chicago on time: GoJet (100%), ANA (95%), Republic Airways (91%).

What are the cheapest flights from Indianapolis to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $46. While the most popular route (Indianapolis - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for $186 on average our data indicates $279 when flying from Indianapolis to Chicago.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Indianapolis to Chicago are Train, Bus and Major Airline. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Indianapolis?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from Indianapolis need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Indianapolis are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Indianapolis are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Do I need a test to fly back to Indianapolis from Chicago?

Returning to Indianapolis from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Indianapolis.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Indianapolis.

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Indianapolis to Chicago.
Flight duration from IND to Chicago
1h 08m
Average temperature for June in Chicago
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Chicago
3.4 ″

Airports servicing Indianapolis

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Indianapolis to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$133 $249 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$147 $295 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$222 $497 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Indianapolis to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Indianapolis towards Chicago.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 37% of IND to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 33% of IND to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 18% of IND to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of IND to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Indianapolis to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Indianapolis to Chicago.
Sunday
31 daily flights
Monday
42 daily flights
Tuesday
36 daily flights
Wednesday
39 daily flights
Thursday
40 daily flights
Friday
38 daily flights
Saturday
26 daily flights
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