Cheap flights from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago (PHL - CHI)

Know your dates, get live prices in seconds:

From
To
Depart
Return
Any month
Compare vs. Cheapflights |
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

The best prices from Philadelphia Intl 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 Intl (PHL) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best PHL to CHI flight in 2021: compare Philadelphia Intl 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 Intl 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 Intl 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 Intl to Chicago?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 20 days in advance to save up to 10% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 20 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $137, or $157 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Chicago from Philadelphia Intl average $135. You can even find prices in April for less than $135, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $33. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Philadelphia Intl. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 49%.

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

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 38% on flights from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for PHL to CHI flights for May, June
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$143pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
26 May - 2 Jun
$144pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
24 May - 25 May
$145pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Philadelphia Intl to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Philadelphia Intl found for this year
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$143pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
26 May - 2 Jun
$144pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
24 May - 25 May
$145pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple 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 Intl

Save time with Philadelphia Intl 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
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$157pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
26 Aug - 30 Aug
$172pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia

Last minute flights from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Philadelphia Intl, departing today and this week
26 May - 2 Jun
$144pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
24 May - 25 May
$145pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
25 May - 5 Jun
$150pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia

One-way flights to Chicago from Philadelphia Intl

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago
7:56 am - 6:28 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
11h 32m
PHL - ORD
Frontier
$90
Kiwi.com
2:30 am - 3:41 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 11m
PHL - ORD
United Airlines
$99
United
7:45 am - 2:43 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
7h 58m
PHL - MDW
Multiple Airlines
$102
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Philadelphia Intl 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 25 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 Intl to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $129, but on average you can expect to pay $154.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago is less than $193.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Philadelphia to Chicago?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 3 flights from Philadelphia to Chicago a day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% 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 Intl to Chicago?

Departing from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago will take you 2h 11m. The distance from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago is about 680 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $129. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and United Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $152 and $157, respectively. You may be able to fly from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago for 38% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $69. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago for a low price.

Alternative routes for Philadelphia Intl 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 Intl to Chicago.
Flight duration
2h 13m
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 Intl to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Philadelphia Intl 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 Intl to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Philadelphia Intl towards Chicago.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 37% of PHL to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 36% of PHL to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 26% of PHL to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 1% of PHL to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago.
Sunday
32 daily flights
Monday
23 daily flights
Tuesday
21 daily flights
Wednesday
24 daily flights
Thursday
27 daily flights
Friday
30 daily flights
Saturday
19 daily flights
Home North America USA Illinois Chicago Cheap flights from Philadelphia Intl to Chicago