Cheap flights from Nashville to Chicago (BNA - CHI)

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The best prices from Nashville Intl 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
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 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 Intl to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$66

One-way flight from Nashville Intl to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Nashville to Chicago?

Find a great deal and save up to 33% by booking at least 36 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 Nashville to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $201.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Nashville to Chicago?

Sunday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Nashville to Chicago. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

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

Our data shows that June tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chicago from Nashville. Users have commonly found prices around $195 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $79. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in 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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for BNA to CHI flights for October, November
5 Nov - 9 Nov
$99pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl
16 Nov - 23 Nov
$100pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$101pp
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 Intl to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Nashville found for this year
5 Nov - 9 Nov
$99pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl
16 Nov - 23 Nov
$100pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$101pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Nashville

Save time with Nashville to Chicago direct flight deals
10 Dec - 4 Jan
$123pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl
2 Dec - 13 Dec
$133pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl
10 Dec - 5 Jan
$138pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
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
29 Oct - 30 Oct
$111pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl
29 Oct - 1 Nov
$119pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNA
Nashville Intl
28 Oct - 1 Nov
$123pp
BNA
Nashville Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BNA
Nashville Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Nashville

The cheapest one-way flights from Nashville to Chicago
3:48 pm - 1:08 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
21h 20m
BNA - RFD
Allegiant Air
$66
Gotogate
2:21 am - 4:20 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 59m
BNA - ORD
American Airlines
7:42 am - 3:21 pm
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
31h 39m
BNA - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$74
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Nashville to Chicago

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 55 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 8 different airlines.

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.

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 Spirit Airlines for just $99, but on average you can expect to pay $110.

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 $185.

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.

What days are nonstop flights available from Nashville to Chicago?

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

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

On average, you can expect to see 15 flights from Nashville to Chicago a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 20% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 80% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Nashville to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Nashville to Chicago in 8h 02m. Fly via Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance from Nashville to Chicago is about 411 mi.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Nashville to Chicago round-trip?

Currently priced at $99, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Nashville to Chicago and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. You may be able to fly from Nashville to Chicago for 49% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $30 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Allegiant Air from $66 and American Airlines from $67 one-way.

What are the most reliable airlines from Nashville to Chicago?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Nashville to Chicago on time: ANA (92%), Envoy Air (89%), Japan Airlines (86%).

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Nashville to Chicago.

What are the most popular routes from Nashville to Chicago?

When deciding which route to take from Nashville to Chicago consider Nashville Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Nashville Intl - Chicago Midway or Nashville Intl - Chicago Greater Rockford as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest flights from Nashville to Chicago?

On average you can expect to pay $422 for a flight from Nashville to Chicago. The cheapest flight overall is $43 while the most popular route, (Nashville Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl) is currently priced at $99.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Nashville Intl 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 Nashville Intl.

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

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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 from BNA to Chicago
1h 45m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Nashville

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Nashville Intl 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%
Delta
$62 $271 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$68 $219 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$71 $264 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$104 $178 No cancel fee 65%
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 49% of BNA to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 37% of BNA to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 14% of BNA to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% 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
36 daily flights
Monday
68 daily flights
Tuesday
63 daily flights
Wednesday
64 daily flights
Thursday
64 daily flights
Friday
63 daily flights
Saturday
33 daily flights
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