Cheap flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago (RDU - CHI)

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The best prices from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago are usually found in September or October, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Raleigh-Durham Intl (RDU) to Chicago (CHI)

RDU - CHI
Price
$97 - $191
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$97

From Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago

One-way from

$94

One-way flight from Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 33% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago?

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chicago from Raleigh-Durham Intl. Users have commonly found prices around $135 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $33. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago (RDU - CHI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 36% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago in March, April 2021

16 Apr - 20 Apr
$80pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
11 Apr - 14 Apr
$83pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
22 Apr - 25 Apr
$84pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago 2021 flight deals

16 Apr - 20 Apr
$80pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
7 May - 9 May
$83pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
22 Apr - 25 Apr
$84pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Raleigh-Durham Intl

7 Apr - 11 Apr
$151pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
13 Apr - 18 Apr
$172pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
1 Sep - 2 Sep
$176pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Last minute flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago

18 Mar - 24 Mar
$170pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
18 Mar - 24 Mar
$182pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
13 Mar - 16 Mar
$183pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to Chicago from Raleigh-Durham Intl

3:00 am - 10:37 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
32h 37m
RDU - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$94
Gotogate
12:29 pm - 8:41 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
9h 12m
RDU - ORD
Frontier
$95
FareScan
1:05 am - 7:10 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
7h 05m
RDU - ORD
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Raleigh-Durham Intl 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 Raleigh-Durham Intl 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Chicago are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Chicago that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $80, but on average you can expect to pay $109.

Are there nonstop flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago is less than $231.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago?

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

How many flights depart from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago on average per day?

8 flight departures from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Chicago per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 25% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 25% of flight departures

Is Raleigh-Durham Intl weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Expect the weather to be around 91 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Chicago is generally colder than in Raleigh-Durham Intl.

How long is the flight from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago?

Delta and Spirit Airlines can get you from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago in just under 4h. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h. The distance from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago is about 635 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Spirit Airlines, at $80, was found to be the cheapest airline from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Frontier. These flights start at 44% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$40 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Frontier and American Airlines, with prices starting from $48 and $96, respectively.

Alternative routes for Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Average temperature for March in Chicago
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Chicago
1.6 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$39 $110 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$48 $199 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$48 $215 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$48 $219 No cancel fee N/A
Frontier
$107 $230 No cancel fee 62%
Southwest
$169 $326 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago

Morning 6 AM to noon 45% of RDU to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 38% of RDU to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 17% of RDU to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of RDU to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Chicago
Sunday
20 daily flights
Monday
19 daily flights
Tuesday
15 daily flights
Wednesday
13 daily flights
Thursday
19 daily flights
Friday
22 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights
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