Cheap flights from Phoenix to Chicago (PHX - CHI)

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The best prices from Phoenix to Chicago are usually found in January or April, booked 16 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Phoenix (PHX) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best PHX to CHI flight in 2021: compare Phoenix to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
PH1 - CHI
Price
$117 - $221
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$117

From Phoenix to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$49

One-way flight from Phoenix to Chicago (CHI)

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 Phoenix to Chicago?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 26% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Phoenix to Chicago, book at least 15 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 4% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $168 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $180.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Phoenix to Chicago (PH1 - CHI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Phoenix to Chicago in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 29% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Phoenix to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for PHX to CHI flights for October, November
2 Nov - 8 Nov
$53pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
9 Nov - 17 Nov
$58pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
13 Nov - 15 Nov
$59pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl

Phoenix to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Phoenix found for this year
2 Nov - 8 Nov
$53pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$55pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$56pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Phoenix

Save time with Phoenix to Chicago direct flight deals
2 Nov - 8 Nov
$53pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
2 Dec - 6 Dec
$54pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$55pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl

Last minute flights from Phoenix to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Phoenix, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$75pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
28 Oct - 1 Nov
$76pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
27 Oct - 1 Nov
$79pp
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Phoenix

The cheapest one-way flights from Phoenix to Chicago
2:00 pm - 7:26 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
3h 26m
PHX - ORD
American Airlines
3:40 am - 8:39 am
Allegiant Air
Nonstop
2h 59m
AZA - RFD
Allegiant Air
$56
Kiwi.com
9:50 am - 2:19 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 29m
PHX - ORD
Multiple Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Phoenix to Chicago

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

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Phoenix to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $53, but on average you can expect to pay $66.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Phoenix to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Phoenix to Chicago is less than $66.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Phoenix to Chicago?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Friday, Saturday.

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

12 flight departures from Phoenix to Chicago per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 83% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 17% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Phoenix to Chicago?

For as low as $53, Spirit Airlines can have you in Chicago from Phoenix in 3h 19m. The distance between Phoenix and Chicago is about 1445 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

Currently priced at $53, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Phoenix to Chicago and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Frontier for as low as $67. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 68% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Phoenix 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 $36 and American Airlines from $49 one-way.

What are the most reliable airlines from Phoenix to Chicago?

Consider Cathay Pacific (100%), Aer Lingus (97%) or Japan Airlines (94%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Phoenix to Chicago.

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

When booking a flight from Phoenix to Chicago, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from Phoenix to Chicago?

The most popular route from Phoenix to Chicago is Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl. You may also consider Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl - Chicago Midway or Phoenix-Mesa Gateway - Chicago Greater Rockford.

What are the cheapest flights from Phoenix to Chicago?

The cheapest flight price from Phoenix to Chicago is $71. On average you can expect to pay $595. The most popular route, (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl), can usually be booked for $53.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Phoenix must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Phoenix from Chicago?

Returning to Phoenix 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 Phoenix.

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

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Alternative routes for Phoenix 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 Phoenix to Chicago.
Flight duration from Phoenix to Chicago
3h 39m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Phoenix

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA)

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 8 airlines flying from Phoenix to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Phoenix 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
$31 $170 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$56 $208 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$56 $314 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$86 $296 No cancel fee 71%
Sun Country Air
$96 $174 No cancel fee 83%
Delta
$107 $317 No cancel fee N/A
Allegiant Air
$225 $407 No cancel fee 88%
Southwest
$327 $455 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Phoenix to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Phoenix towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 49% of PHX to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 35% of PHX to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 11% of PHX to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of PHX to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Phoenix to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Phoenix to Chicago.
Sunday
63 daily flights
Monday
57 daily flights
Tuesday
42 daily flights
Wednesday
52 daily flights
Thursday
48 daily flights
Friday
61 daily flights
Saturday
53 daily flights
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