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The best prices from New York to Chicago are usually found in February or January, booked 54 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Chicago (CHI)

NYC - CHI
Price
$125 - $234
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches
Popular in December High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 32% potential price drop
Round-trip from $125 From New York to Chicago
One-way from $47 One-way flight from New York 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 New York to Chicago?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from New York 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.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 10% by booking at least 37 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 New York to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $177.

Cheap flights from New York to Chicago in July, August 2020

The best prices found for NYC to CHI flights for July, August
11 Jul - 26 Jul
$97pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
7 Jul - 7 Jul
$97pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
2 Jul - 6 Jul
$98pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia

New York to Chicago 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from New York found for this year
11 Jul - 26 Jul
$97pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
7 Jul - 7 Jul
$97pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
2 Jul - 6 Jul
$98pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Non-stop flights to Chicago from New York

Save time with New York to Chicago direct flight deals
7 Jul - 7 Jul
$97pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
11 Jul - 26 Jul
$97pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
2 Jul - 6 Jul
$98pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Last minute flights from New York to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from New York, departing today and this week
25 Jun - 29 Jun
$97pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
27 Jun - 1 Jul
$98pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
25 Jun - 27 Jun
$99pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia

One-way flights to Chicago from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Chicago
5:50 pm - 7:25 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 35m
LGA - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$47
KAYAK
5:59 am - 7:43 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 44m
LGA - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$49
FlyFar
5:59 am - 7:43 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 44m
LGA - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$50
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New York to Chicago flights.

Flight FAQs

From New York to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from New York 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 New York 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $97, but on average you can expect to pay $105.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Chicago is less than $105.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

The New York to Chicago flight path was viewed by 205 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

Piedmont Airlines, Inc. D/B/A Henson Aviation/US Air Express offers the cheapest flights from New York to Chicago. Per day you can find on average 106 flights for this route and airline.

How long does the flight from New York to Chicago take?

A nonstop flight takes up to 3 hours, covering a distance of 448 miles.

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

Travelers can expect 14 flights from New York to Chicago on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 29% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 29% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 43% of flight departures

Is New York weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 86 °F range in July. The weather in Chicago is generally colder than New York's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

Alternative routes for New York to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from New York to Chicago
Flight duration
2h 32m
Average temperature for July in Chicago
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Chicago
3.7 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)
Newburgh (SWF)

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Hourly flight availability from New York to Chicago

Morning 6 AM to noon 47% of NYC to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 42% of NYC to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 10% of NYC to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 1% of NYC to CHI departures
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to Chicago
Sunday
42 daily flights
Monday
47 daily flights
Tuesday
65 daily flights
Wednesday
46 daily flights
Thursday
50 daily flights
Friday
50 daily flights
Saturday
27 daily flights