Cheap flights from Memphis to Chicago (MEM - CHI)

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The best prices from Memphis to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 48 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Saturday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Memphis (MEM) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best MEM to CHI flight in 2021: compare Memphis to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
MEM - CHI
Price
$175 - $305
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Precipitation
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 32% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$175

From Memphis to Chicago

One-way from

$66

One-way flight from Memphis 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 Memphis to Chicago?

Users have found that leaving on a Sunday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 7% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Memphis 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 Memphis to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $137.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Memphis with a flight ticket averaging about $135. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $33. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Memphis to Chicago (MEM - CHI)?

When flying from Memphis 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 7% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Memphis to Chicago in July, August 2021

The best prices found for MEM to CHI flights for July, August
21 Aug - 24 Aug
$133pp
MEM
Memphis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEM
Memphis
21 Aug - 24 Aug
$141pp
MEM
Memphis
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEM
Memphis
21 Aug - 24 Aug
$148pp
MEM
Memphis
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEM
Memphis

Memphis to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Memphis found for this year
21 Sep - 25 Sep
$133pp
MEM
Memphis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEM
Memphis
21 Sep - 25 Sep
$141pp
MEM
Memphis
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MEM
Memphis
21 Sep - 25 Sep
$148pp
MEM
Memphis
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEM
Memphis

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Memphis

Save time with Memphis to Chicago direct flight deals
21 Sep - 25 Sep
$133pp
MEM
Memphis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEM
Memphis
30 Nov - 3 Dec
$153pp
MEM
Memphis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEM
Memphis
15 Dec - 18 Dec
$170pp
MEM
Memphis
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MEM
Memphis

Last minute flights from Memphis to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Memphis, departing today and this week
5 Aug - 9 Aug
$261pp
MEM
Memphis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEM
Memphis
3 Aug - 10 Aug
$269pp
MEM
Memphis
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MEM
Memphis
3 Aug - 10 Aug
$277pp
MEM
Memphis
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEM
Memphis

One-way flights to Chicago from Memphis

The cheapest one-way flights from Memphis to Chicago
3:00 am - 8:14 am
Major Airline
1 Stop
5h 14m
MEM - ORD
Major Airline
$66
StudentUniverse
3:30 am - 5:26 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 56m
MEM - ORD
United Airlines
$87
United
1:22 am - 6:42 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 20m
MEM - ORD
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Memphis to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Memphis 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 Memphis 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.

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

American Airlines, United 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.

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

If you book a flight to Chicago from Memphis, you will be flying from Memphis, which is the city’s only airport. Memphis (MEM) is located 8.3 mi from the center of Memphis. There are 31 flights from Memphis to Chicago per day from 5 different airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Memphis to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $133, but on average you can expect to pay $163.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Memphis to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Memphis to Chicago is less than $211.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Memphis to Chicago?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 9 flights from Memphis to Chicago a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 67% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 33% of flight departures

Is Memphis weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

With an average temperature of 93 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Chicago are colder than in Memphis.

How long is the flight from Memphis to Chicago?

For as low as $181, United Airlines can have you in Chicago from Memphis in 1h 52m. Memphis and Chicago are separated by a distance of 494 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, United Airlines ($133), American Airlines ($141), and Delta ($151) offers the cheapest pricing from Memphis to Chicago. United Airlines is 48% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Major Airline, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $60. American Airlines flights start at $67 while deals on Delta start at $76 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Memphis 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 Memphis.

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

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Alternative routes for Memphis to Chicago

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Memphis to Chicago.
Flight duration
1h 51m
Average temperature for July in Chicago
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Chicago
3.7 ″

Airports servicing Memphis

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Memphis to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Memphis 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
$119 $271 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$126 $294 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$124 $350 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Memphis to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Memphis towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 53% of MEM to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 29% of MEM to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 18% of MEM to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of MEM to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Memphis to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Memphis to Chicago.
Sunday
23 daily flights
Monday
35 daily flights
Tuesday
38 daily flights
Wednesday
35 daily flights
Thursday
29 daily flights
Friday
32 daily flights
Saturday
28 daily flights
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