Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Chicago (PHL - CHI)

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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 (PHL) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best PHL to CHI flight in 2021: compare Philadelphia to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
PHL - CHI
Price
$74 - $291
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 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

Average price

$159

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$74

From Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Chicago?

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Philadelphia 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 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 20 days in advance, which can save you up to 10% on flights from Philadelphia to Chicago compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 20 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 $137. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $157.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Philadelphia in April are about $135 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $33.

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 May, June 2021

The best prices found for PHL to CHI flights for May, June
18 May - 25 May
$134pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$141pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
25 May - 2 Jun
$142pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Philadelphia to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Philadelphia found for this year
18 May - 25 May
$134pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$141pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
25 May - 2 Jun
$142pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Philadelphia

Save time with Philadelphia to Chicago direct flight deals
5 Jun - 5 Jun
$152pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
8 Jun - 16 Jun
$157pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
19 Aug - 23 Aug
$172pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia

Last minute flights from Philadelphia to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Philadelphia, departing today and this week
18 May - 25 May
$134pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
18 May - 19 May
$143pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
18 May - 19 May
$145pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

One-way flights to Chicago from Philadelphia

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia to Chicago
5:02 pm - 7:43 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
27h 41m
PHL - ORD
Frontier
$94
Kiwi.com
5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 30m
PHL - ORD
American Airlines
5:50 am - 3:35 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
10h 45m
PHL - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$99
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Philadelphia to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 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.

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 21 outbound flights to Chicago per day from 9 airlines. Philadelphia is conveniently located just 7.0 mi from Philadelphia’s city center.

Can I find flights from Philadelphia to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Philadelphia to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $134, but on average you can expect to pay $149.

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 $192.

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

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

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

On average, you can expect to see 11 flights from Philadelphia to Chicago a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 36% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 36% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 18% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 9% of flight departures

Is Philadelphia weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Temperatures around the 88 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in Chicago is colder than in Philadelphia. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Philadelphia to Chicago?

American Airlines and Delta can get you from Philadelphia to Chicago in just under 2h 23m. Your travel time can differ by up to 1h 07m. The distance from Philadelphia to Chicago is about 670 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $141, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Philadelphia to Chicago and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on American Airlines for as low as $157. Spirit Airlines is priced at 33% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $68 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Spirit Airlines from $69 and American Airlines from $79 one-way.

Alternative routes for Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Chicago.
Flight duration
2h 18m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$38 $173 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$98 $207 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$94 $209 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$101 $229 No cancel fee 83%
Delta
$86 $282 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$108 $292 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$108 $335 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$262 $394 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Philadelphia to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Philadelphia towards Chicago.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 38% of PHL to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 28% of PHL to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 26% of PHL to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 8% of PHL to CHI departures
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.
Sunday
18 daily flights
Monday
28 daily flights
Tuesday
28 daily flights
Wednesday
17 daily flights
Thursday
18 daily flights
Friday
27 daily flights
Saturday
13 daily flights
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