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 2022: compare Iowa to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
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.

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 28 days early can save you up to 57% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 28 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Iowa to Chicago for as little as $311 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 $405 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Chicago from Iowa average $272. You can even find prices in September for less than $272, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $153. The month of June 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 32%.

Cheap flights from Iowa to Chicago in August, September 2022

The best prices found for Iowa to CHI flights for August, September
3 Sep - 3 Sep
$146pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
6 Sep - 13 Sep
$159pp
MCW
Mason City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCW
Mason City
2 Sep - 4 Sep
$167pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Iowa to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Iowa found for this year
3 Sep - 3 Sep
$146pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
23 Nov - 27 Nov
$152pp
BRL
Burlington
Cape Air
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Cape Air
Non-Stop
BRL
Burlington
21 Oct - 23 Oct
$154pp
MCW
Mason City
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCW
Mason City

Cheap American Airlines flights from Iowa to Chicago

26 Aug - 28 Aug
$175pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CID
Cedar Rapids
3 Sep - 3 Sep
$183pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Aug - 28 Aug
$193pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CID
Cedar Rapids

Cheap Delta flights from Iowa to Chicago

31 Aug - 4 Sep
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
4 Oct - 12 Oct
$204pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 Aug - 31 Aug
$220pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Iowa

Save time with Iowa to Chicago direct flight deals
3 Sep - 3 Sep
$146pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
23 Nov - 27 Nov
$152pp
BRL
Burlington
Cape Air
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Cape Air
Non-Stop
BRL
Burlington
21 Oct - 23 Oct
$163pp
MCW
Mason City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCW
Mason City

Last minute flights from Iowa to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Iowa, departing today and this week
18 Aug - 23 Aug
$209pp
MCW
Mason City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCW
Mason City
16 Aug - 28 Aug
$233pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CID
Cedar Rapids
16 Aug - 28 Aug
$240pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
CID
Cedar Rapids

One-way flights to Chicago from Iowa

The cheapest one-way flights from Iowa to Chicago
9:45 am - 3:19 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 34m
DSM - ORD
American Airlines
4:53 am - 6:32 am
Cape Air
Nonstop
1h 39m
BRL - ORD
Cape Air
$121
Tripmonster
10:00 am - 2:33 pm
Delta
1 Stop
4h 33m
DSM - ORD
Delta
$147
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?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta 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 United Airlines for just $146, but on average you can expect to pay $181.

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 $207.

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

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

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 Cape Air ($90), United Airlines ($100), and Delta ($103).

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 $308, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $25. The most popular route (Des Moines - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $206.

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: Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines or CAA.

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 (96%), American Airlines (96%), Alaska Airlines( 95%).

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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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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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
CAA
$78 $86 No cancel fee N/A

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

American Airlines
$86 $307 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$103 $233 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$138 $338 No cancel fee N/A