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
Precipitation
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

Round-trip from

$74

From Philadelphia to Chicago

One-way from

$46

One-way flight 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?

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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for PHL to CHI flights for September, October
28 Sep - 29 Sep
$62pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$64pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
23 Sep - 28 Sep
$66pp
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
28 Sep - 29 Sep
$62pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$64pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
23 Sep - 28 Sep
$66pp
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
21 Sep - 21 Sep
$92pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
13 Nov - 14 Nov
$95pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
9 Nov - 13 Nov
$96pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
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
23 Sep - 28 Sep
$66pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
24 Sep - 29 Sep
$70pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
20 Sep - 22 Oct
$72pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit 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
10:05 am - 6:56 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
9h 51m
PHL - ORD
Frontier
$46
Kiwi.com
2:30 am - 3:48 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 18m
PHL - ORD
United Airlines
$49
United
2:20 am - 2:36 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
13h 16m
PHL - RFD
Multiple Airlines
$60
Kiwi.com

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

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 37 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.

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.

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 $62, but on average you can expect to pay $73.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Philadelphia to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Philadelphia to Chicago is less than $124.

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?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Friday.

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

Per day, 5 flights depart from Philadelphia to Chicago on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Philadelphia to Chicago?

For as low as $62, Spirit Airlines can have you in Chicago from Philadelphia in 8h 57m. Airlines will cover a distance of 680 mi.

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

Spirit Airlines, at $62, was found to be the cheapest airline from Philadelphia to Chicago.. This flight start at 70% lower than the current average price 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 $26 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $46 and United Airlines from $49 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

Do I need a test to 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 72 hours before departing to Philadelphia.

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

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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 from PHL to Chicago
2h 15m
Average temperature for September in Chicago
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Chicago
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Airports servicing 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 36% of PHL to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 29% of PHL to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 27% 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
41 daily flights
Monday
48 daily flights
Tuesday
44 daily flights
Wednesday
33 daily flights
Thursday
36 daily flights
Friday
44 daily flights
Saturday
15 daily flights
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