Cheap flights from Minneapolis to Chicago (MSP - CHI)

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The best prices from Minneapolis St Paul to Chicago are usually found in April or July, booked 23 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Minneapolis (MSP) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best MSP to CHI flight in 2021: compare Minneapolis to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
MSP - CHI
Price
$107 - $137
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$107

From Minneapolis St Paul to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$67

One-way flight from Minneapolis St Paul to Chicago (CHI)

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 Minneapolis to Chicago?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Minneapolis to Chicago (MSP - CHI)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Minneapolis to Chicago in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 16% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in January. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Minneapolis in April are about $123 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $63.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 23 days in advance, which can save you up to 32% on flights from Minneapolis to Chicago compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 23 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 $129. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $172.

Cheap flights from Minneapolis to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MSP to CHI flights for October, November
14 Nov - 19 Nov
$87pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
16 Nov - 18 Nov
$92pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
1 Nov - 4 Nov
$97pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Delta
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Minneapolis St Paul to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Minneapolis found for this year
14 Nov - 19 Nov
$87pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
16 Nov - 18 Nov
$92pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3 Dec - 13 Dec
$97pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Delta
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Minneapolis

Save time with Minneapolis to Chicago direct flight deals
14 Nov - 19 Nov
$87pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
16 Nov - 18 Nov
$92pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3 Dec - 13 Dec
$97pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Delta
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Last minute flights from Minneapolis to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Minneapolis, departing today and this week
1 Nov - 26 Nov
$92pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
2 Nov - 25 Nov
$97pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Delta
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
1 Nov - 4 Nov
$97pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Delta
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

One-way flights to Chicago from Minneapolis

The cheapest one-way flights from Minneapolis to Chicago
4:05 pm - 7:34 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
27h 29m
MSP - ORD
Frontier
$67
Kiwi.com
7:39 pm - 5:31 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
9h 52m
MSP - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$72
Kiwi.com
10:40 am - 12:11 pm
Sun Country Air
Nonstop
1h 31m
MSP - ORD
Sun Country Air

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Minneapolis</span> to <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Minneapolis to Chicago

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

If you book a flight to Chicago from Minneapolis, you will be flying from Minneapolis St Paul, which is the city’s only airport. Minneapolis St Paul (MSP) is located 7.3 mi from the center of Minneapolis. There are 72 flights from Minneapolis St Paul to Chicago per day from 9 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Minneapolis St Paul to Chicago have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, Delta, and Sun Country Air are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Minneapolis to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Minneapolis to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Sun Country Air for just $87, but on average you can expect to pay $105.

Are there nonstop flights from Minneapolis to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Minneapolis to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Minneapolis to Chicago is less than $110.

Are there last-minute flights available from Minneapolis to Chicago for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Minneapolis to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Minneapolis to Chicago?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 104 flights depart from Minneapolis to Chicago on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 15% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 45% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 24% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 15% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Minneapolis to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Minneapolis to Chicago in 1h 31m. Fly via Sun Country Air, Delta, or Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 335 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Sun Country Air ($87), Delta ($97), and Spirit Airlines ($99) offers the cheapest pricing from Minneapolis to Chicago. Sun Country Air is currently priced 29% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Sun Country Air, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $44. Spirit Airlines flights start at $48 while deals on Delta start at $49 one-way.

What are the most popular routes from Minneapolis to Chicago?

Most travelers choose Minneapolis St Paul - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Minneapolis St Paul - Chicago Midway or Minneapolis St Paul - Chicago Greater Rockford when deciding on the best route from Minneapolis to Chicago.

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

When booking a flight from Minneapolis to Chicago, you may want to consider flying on Air Choice One, Major Airline or American Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Minneapolis to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Minneapolis to Chicago? While on average our users pay $279, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $43. The most popular route (Minneapolis St Paul - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $92.

What are the most reliable airlines from Minneapolis to Chicago?

Before booking your flight to Chicago from Minneapolis, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Cathay Pacific (100%), ANA (95%), Envoy Air( 94%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Minneapolis St Paul are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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

Returning to Minneapolis St Paul 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 Minneapolis St Paul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Minneapolis St Paul.

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Alternative routes for Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis to Chicago.
Flight duration from MSP to Chicago
1h 34m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Minneapolis

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 8 airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Minneapolis 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
Sun Country Air
$48 $130 No cancel fee 83%
American Airlines
$53 $178 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$58 $179 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$61 $233 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$137 $247 No cancel fee 63%
Spirit Airlines
$138 $277 No cancel fee 65%
Air Choice One
$145 $244 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.

Linear Air Taxi
$2,198 $5,929 No cancel fee N/A

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

Hourly flight availability from Minneapolis to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Minneapolis towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 37% of MSP to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 29% of MSP to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 23% of MSP to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 11% of MSP to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Minneapolis to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Minneapolis to Chicago.
Sunday
32 daily flights
Monday
83 daily flights
Tuesday
81 daily flights
Wednesday
97 daily flights
Thursday
80 daily flights
Friday
84 daily flights
Saturday
47 daily flights
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