Cheap flights from Iowa (IA) to Chicago (CHI)

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

All the information you need to plan the best null to CHI flight in 2021: compare Iowa to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Iowa to Chicago?

Users have found that booking a flight from Iowa to Chicago at least 46 days early can save you up to 29% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 46 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Iowa to Chicago for as little as $250 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 $313 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Iowa to Chicago (IA - CHI)?

When flying from Iowa to Chicago, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of July. Prices to Chicago from Iowa average $231. You can even find prices in July for less than $231, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $106. The month of January appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Iowa. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 25%.

Cheap flights from Iowa to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for Iowa to CHI flights for October, November
20 Oct - 24 Nov
$125pp
BRL
Burlington
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
BRL
Burlington
15 Nov - 23 Nov
$126pp
BRL
Burlington
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
BRL
Burlington
15 Nov - 22 Nov
$130pp
BRL
Burlington
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
BRL
Burlington

Iowa to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Iowa found for this year
20 Oct - 24 Nov
$125pp
BRL
Burlington
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
BRL
Burlington
15 Nov - 23 Nov
$126pp
BRL
Burlington
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
BRL
Burlington
15 Nov - 22 Nov
$130pp
BRL
Burlington
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
BRL
Burlington

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Iowa

Save time with Iowa to Chicago direct flight deals
15 Nov - 23 Nov
$126pp
BRL
Burlington
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
BRL
Burlington
15 Nov - 22 Nov
$130pp
BRL
Burlington
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Choice One
Non-Stop
BRL
Burlington
5 Nov - 6 Nov
$141pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
CID
Cedar Rapids

Last minute flights from Iowa to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Iowa, departing today and this week
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$167pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$175pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
25 Oct - 28 Oct
$177pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Chicago from Iowa

The cheapest one-way flights from Iowa to Chicago
1:25 am - 3:05 am
Air Choice One
Nonstop
1h 40m
BRL - ORD
Air Choice One
$54
mytrip.com
11:19 am - 12:37 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 18m
ALO - ORD
American Airlines
1:32 pm - 5:10 pm
Delta
1 Stop
3h 38m
DSM - ORD
Delta
$97
Delta

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Iowa to Chicago

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

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Air Choice One 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 Iowa to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Iowa to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Choice One for just $126, but on average you can expect to pay $157.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Iowa to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Iowa to Chicago is less than $171.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Iowa to Chicago?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Wednesday, Saturday.

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

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

How long is the flight from Iowa to Chicago?

A quick flight from Iowa to Chicago can take about 1h 17m. Air Choice One provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $126. There are 299 mi between Iowa and Chicago. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Iowa to Chicago are Air Choice One ($54), Frontier ($67), and United Airlines ($78).

What are the most reliable airlines from Iowa to Chicago?

Before booking your flight to Chicago from Iowa, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Iberia (92%), Republic Airways (90%), Envoy Air( 87%).

What are the most popular routes from Iowa to Chicago?

Most travelers choose Des Moines - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Des Moines - Chicago Midway or Cedar Rapids - Chicago O'Hare Intl when deciding on the best route from Iowa to Chicago.

What are the cheapest flights from Iowa to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Iowa to Chicago? While on average our users pay $231, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $166. The most popular route (Des Moines - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $155.

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

Before booking your flight from Iowa to Chicago check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Iowa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

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

Returning to Iowa from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Iowa.

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

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Departure points for flights from Iowa to Chicago

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Iowa to Chicago.
Flight duration from Iowa to Chicago
1h 27m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing

Cedar Rapids (CID)
Dubuque (DBQ)
Des Moines (DSM)
Fort Dodge (FOD)
Mason City (MCW)

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 4 airlines flying from Iowa to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Iowa 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
Air Choice One
$120 $184 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Choice One. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Delta
$147 $336 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$163 $290 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$163 $347 No cancel fee 71%
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