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Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Chicago (PHL - CHI)

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The best prices from Philadelphia to Chicago are usually found in September or October, booked 49 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)

PHL - CHI
Price
$217 - $299
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches
Popular in April High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest in September Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
Round-trip from $217 From Philadelphia to Chicago
One-way from $81 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?

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 37 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 37 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 $177. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $177.

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 2020

The best prices found for PHL to CHI flights for September, October
29 Oct - 21 Nov
$85pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
15 Oct - 18 Oct
$87pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
15 Oct - 18 Oct
$88pp
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 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Philadelphia found for this year
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$69pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
20 Nov - 22 Nov
$81pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
29 Oct - 21 Nov
$85pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Philadelphia

Save time with Philadelphia to Chicago direct flight deals
4 Dec - 8 Dec
$69pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
20 Nov - 22 Nov
$81pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
19 Nov - 25 Nov
$89pp
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
2 Oct - 10 Oct
$107pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
1 Oct - 5 Oct
$115pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
2 Oct - 6 Oct
$117pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia

One-way flights to Chicago from Philadelphia

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia to Chicago
8:10 am - 3:02 pm
British Airways
1 Stop
7h 52m
PHL - ORD
British Airways
$81
Travelgenio
3:53 am - 12:01 pm
JetBlue
1 Stop
9h 08m
PHL - ORD
JetBlue
1:00 am - 4:12 am
Delta
1 Stop
4h 12m
PHL - MDW
Delta
$84
Delta

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Philadelphia to Chicago 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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $69, but on average you can expect to pay $97.

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 $138.

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.

What days are nonstop flights available from Philadelphia to Chicago?

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

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?

Airlines like British Airways and Delta fly from Philadelphia to Chicago in about 2h 20m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 1h 35m. 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 to Chicago round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Philadelphia to Chicago round-trip from $87. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is British Airways. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 66% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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 $45 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Delta from $79 and British Airways from $81 one-way.

Alternative routes for Philadelphia to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Philadelphia to Chicago
Flight duration
2h 11m
Average temperature for September in Chicago
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Chicago
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Hourly flight availability from Philadelphia to Chicago

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 56% of PHL to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 28% of PHL to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 16% of PHL to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of PHL to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Philadelphia to Chicago
Sunday
28 daily flights
Monday
30 daily flights
Tuesday
28 daily flights
Wednesday
27 daily flights
Thursday
29 daily flights
Friday
32 daily flights
Saturday
25 daily flights
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