Cheap flights from Nashville to Chicago (BNA - CHI)

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The best prices from Nashville to Chicago are usually found in June or September, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Nashville (BNA) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best BNA to CHI flight in 2021: compare Nashville to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
BNA - CHI
Price
$130 - $278
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$130

From Nashville to Chicago

One-way from

$69

One-way flight from Nashville 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 Nashville to Chicago?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 115%.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 20 days in advance to save up to 10% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 20 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Nashville to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $137, or $157 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Nashville 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 Nashville to Chicago (BNA - CHI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Nashville to Chicago in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 62% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Nashville to Chicago in June, July 2021

The best prices found for BNA to CHI flights for June, July
23 Jun - 29 Jun
$158pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl
31 Jul - 1 Aug
$165pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl
30 Jun - 3 Jul
$168pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl

Nashville to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Nashville found for this year
29 Sep - 29 Sep
$112pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl
17 Sep - 19 Sep
$117pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl
17 Sep - 19 Sep
$125pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Nashville

Save time with Nashville to Chicago direct flight deals
29 Sep - 29 Sep
$112pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl
17 Sep - 19 Sep
$117pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl
8 Oct - 10 Oct
$136pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl

Last minute flights from Nashville to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Nashville, departing today and this week
23 Jun - 29 Jun
$158pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl
23 Jun - 26 Jun
$171pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl
22 Jun - 29 Jun
$176pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Nashville

The cheapest one-way flights from Nashville to Chicago
6:30 am - 1:16 pm
Delta
1 Stop
6h 46m
BNA - MDW
Delta
$69
Delta
2:00 am - 3:43 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 43m
BNA - ORD
United Airlines
$83
United
4:15 am - 3:31 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
23h 16m
BNA - MDW
Allegiant Air
$102
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Flight FAQs

From Nashville to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville Intl to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Frontier flying from Nashville Intl to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Located just 6.0 mi from the city center, Nashville Intl is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Chicago from Nashville. Booking flights from Nashville Intl (BNA) to Chicago should be relatively easy as there are 46 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 8 different airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Nashville to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $97, but on average you can expect to pay $136.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Nashville to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Nashville to Chicago is less than $188.

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

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

Is Nashville weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

With an average temperature of 90 °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 Nashville.

How long is the flight from Nashville to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Nashville to Chicago in 1h 43m. Fly via United Airlines, American Airlines, or Major Airline to get the fastest option. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Nashville to Chicago round-trip from $97. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are American Airlines, from $112, and Delta, from $137. United Airlines is currently priced 50% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with American Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $49. Delta flights start at $69 while deals on Allegiant Air start at $72 one-way.

Alternative routes for Nashville 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 Nashville to Chicago.
Flight duration
1h 40m
Average temperature for June in Chicago
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Chicago
3.4 ″

Airports servicing Nashville

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Nashville to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Nashville 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
Frontier
$29 $91 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$104 $178 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$68 $219 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$71 $264 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$62 $271 No cancel fee N/A
Linear Air Taxi
$3,984 $6,413 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 Nashville to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Nashville towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 47% of BNA to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 28% of BNA to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 23% of BNA to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% of BNA to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Nashville to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Nashville to Chicago.
Sunday
30 daily flights
Monday
52 daily flights
Tuesday
55 daily flights
Wednesday
59 daily flights
Thursday
63 daily flights
Friday
47 daily flights
Saturday
21 daily flights
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