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Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Chicago (PHL - CHI)

The best prices from Philadelphia to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 13 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Philadelphia to Chicago

All the information you need to plan the best PHL to CHI flight in 2022: compare Philadelphia to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

PHL - CHI

Price

$74 - $291

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Precipitation

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 65% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$74

From Philadelphia to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$54

One-way flight from Philadelphia to Chicago (CHI)

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

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

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 14 days in advance, which can save you up to 2% on flights from Philadelphia to Chicago compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 14 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 $204. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $213.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in February. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Philadelphia in August are about $211 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $48.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Philadelphia to Chicago (PHL - CHI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Philadelphia to Chicago in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 38% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Chicago in January, February 2022

The best prices found for PHL to CHI flights for January, February
Feb 7 - Feb 16
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

28h 07m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

1 stop

6h 04m
$86

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/22/22

Feb 2 - Feb 8
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 12m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

1 stop

6h 10m
$90

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/22/22

Feb 1 - Feb 8
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

8h 27m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

1 stop

6h 10m
$94

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/23/22

Philadelphia to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Philadelphia found for this year
Feb 7 - Feb 16
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

28h 07m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

1 stop

6h 04m
$86

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/22/22

Feb 2 - Feb 8
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 12m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

1 stop

6h 10m
$90

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/22/22

Feb 1 - Feb 8
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

8h 27m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

1 stop

6h 10m
$94

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/23/22

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Philadelphia

Save time with Philadelphia to Chicago direct flight deals
May 7 - May 14
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

Nonstop

2h 11m
$138

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/22/22

Feb 22 - Mar 1
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 33m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

Nonstop

1h 52m
$158

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/23/22

Feb 16 - Feb 20
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 33m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

Nonstop

2h 04m
$168

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/22/22

Last minute flights from Philadelphia to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Philadelphia, departing today and this week
Feb 2 - Feb 8
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 12m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

1 stop

6h 10m
$90

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/22/22

Feb 1 - Feb 8
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

8h 27m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

1 stop

6h 10m
$94

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/23/22

Feb 2 - Feb 7
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 12m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

PHL

Philadelphia

1 stop

6h 10m
$95

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

One-way flights to Chicago All airports from Philadelphia

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia to Chicago
Feb 9
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 12m
$41

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/22/22

Feb 2
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 12m
$45

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

Feb 5
PHL

Philadelphia

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 28m
$47

Frontier

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Philadelphia to Chicago flights.

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

Most people fly from Philadelphia (PHL) if they book a flight from Philadelphia to Chicago. On average, Philadelphia has 33 outbound flights to Chicago per day from 9 airlines. Philadelphia is conveniently located just 7.0 mi from Philadelphia’s city center.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Philadelphia to Chicago that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Philadelphia to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $86, but on average you can expect to pay $104.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Philadelphia to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Philadelphia to Chicago is less than $223.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Philadelphia to Chicago?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

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

4 flight departures from Philadelphia to Chicago per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Philadelphia to Chicago?

Departing from Philadelphia to Chicago will take you 28h 07m. There are 680 mi between Philadelphia and Chicago.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Philadelphia to Chicago is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $86 on this airline. You may be able to fly from Philadelphia to Chicago for 59% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $41. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Philadelphia to Chicago for a low price.

What are the most popular routes from Philadelphia to Chicago?

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

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

Before booking your flight from Philadelphia to Chicago check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or JetBlue.

What are the most reliable airlines from Philadelphia to Chicago?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Philadelphia to Chicago are SkyWest Airlines (100%), SWISS (100%) and Japan Airlines (92%).

What are the cheapest flights from Philadelphia to Chicago?

The cheapest flight price from Philadelphia to Chicago is $37. On average you can expect to pay $262. The most popular route, (Philadelphia - Chicago O'Hare Intl), can usually be booked for $86.

Can I fly to Chicago from Philadelphia right now?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Philadelphia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

Can I fly back to Philadelphia from Chicago?

Returning to Philadelphia from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Philadelphia.

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

Alternative routes for Philadelphia to Chicago

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

Top 8 airlines flying from Philadelphia to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Philadelphia to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Frontier
Cheapest$38
Average$173
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$86
Average$282
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
JetBlue
Cheapest$94
Average$209
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
Cheapest$98
Average$207
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time65%
COVID-19 safety
Sun Country Air
Cheapest$101
Average$229
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time83%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$108
Average$292
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$108
Average$335
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Southwest
Cheapest$262
Average$394
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time63%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Philadelphia to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Philadelphia to Chicago
32%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
25%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
40%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
3%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Philadelphia to Chicago

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Philadelphia to Chicago
Sunday37daily flights
Monday37daily flights
Tuesday28daily flights
Wednesday33daily flights
Thursday32daily flights
Friday36daily flights
Saturday28daily flights