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Cheap flights from Raleigh to Chicago (RDU - CHI)

The best prices from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 to Chicago

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to CHI flight in 2022: compare Raleigh to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

RDU - CHI

Price

$97 - $191

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Precipitation

1.7 - 4.9 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 Raleigh-Durham to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$80

One-way flight from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Chicago (CHI)

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Raleigh to Chicago?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, 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 Raleigh to Chicago?

To save on the cost of your flight from Raleigh to Chicago, book at least 57 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 19% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $131 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $145.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Raleigh to Chicago?

Flights from Raleigh to Chicago lean towards being more expensive in March. Prices are generally better when you fly from Raleigh to Chicago in September, with the cheapest ticket starting at $56.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Raleigh to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 36% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to Chicago in January, February 2022

The best prices found for RDU to CHI flights for January, February
Feb 24 - Mar 2
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

17h 30m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

1 stop

8h 21m
$110

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/25/22

Feb 25 - Feb 26
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

17h 30m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

1 stop

15h 17m
$118

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/24/22

Feb 25 - Feb 28
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

17h 30m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

1 stop

20h 15m
$119

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/26/22

Raleigh to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Raleigh found for this year
Feb 24 - Mar 2
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

17h 30m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

1 stop

8h 21m
$110

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/25/22

Feb 25 - Feb 26
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

17h 30m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

1 stop

15h 17m
$118

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/24/22

Feb 25 - Feb 28
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

17h 30m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

1 stop

20h 15m
$119

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/26/22

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Raleigh

Save time with Raleigh to Chicago direct flight deals
Feb 24 - Mar 1
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 16m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Nonstop

2h 04m
$156

Frontier

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Deal found 1/25/22

Mar 3 - Mar 9
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 02m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Nonstop

1h 57m
$158

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/24/22

Feb 25 - Mar 2
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 16m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Nonstop

2h 00m
$166

Frontier

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Deal found 1/25/22

Last minute flights from Raleigh to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Raleigh, departing today and this week
Feb 3 - Feb 7
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

12h 55m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

1 stop

9h 58m
$128

Frontier

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Deal found 1/23/22

Feb 2 - Feb 11
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

28h 08m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

1 stop

12h 27m
$133

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/24/22

Feb 3 - Feb 7
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

29h 05m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

1 stop

9h 03m
$144

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/25/22

One-way flights to Chicago All airports from Raleigh

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to Chicago
Feb 7
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

21h 04m
$49

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/23/22

Feb 24
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

17h 30m
$57

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/24/22

Feb 2
RDU

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

RFD

Chicago Greater Rockford

1 stop

26h 46m
$57

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/23/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Raleigh to Chicago flights.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Raleigh to Chicago?

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Raleigh to Chicago. You should not have trouble finding flights to Chicago from Raleigh-Durham; the airport handles an average of 18 outbound flights to Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 8 airlines have flights from the Raleigh airport to Chicago. It is only a 11.1 mi journey to Raleigh-Durham (RDU) from Raleigh’s city center.

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 to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $110, but on average you can expect to pay $132.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Raleigh to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Raleigh to Chicago is less than $204.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Raleigh to Chicago?

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

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

1 flight departure from Raleigh to Chicago per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Raleigh to Chicago?

A quick flight from Raleigh to Chicago can take about 4h 37m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $110. Raleigh and Chicago are separated by a distance of 649 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $110. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Frontier and American Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $128 and $141, respectively. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 24% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $49. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Raleigh to Chicago for a low price.

What are the most popular routes from Raleigh to Chicago?

The most popular flight routes from Raleigh to Chicago are Raleigh Raleigh-Durham - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Raleigh Raleigh-Durham - Chicago Midway and Raleigh Raleigh-Durham - Chicago Greater Rockford.

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or JetBlue when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Raleigh to Chicago.

What are the most reliable airlines from Raleigh to Chicago?

Consider Aer Lingus (92%), United Airlines (90%) or SAS (89%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Raleigh to Chicago.

What are the cheapest flights from Raleigh to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Raleigh to Chicago? While on average our users pay $208, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $37. The most popular route (Raleigh Raleigh-Durham - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $118.

Other flights to Chicago

Can I fly to Chicago from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham right now?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Can I fly back to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham from Chicago?

Returning to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

Alternative routes for Raleigh to Chicago

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 6 airlines flying from Raleigh to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Raleigh to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
Cheapest$39
Average$110
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time65%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$48
Average$219
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$48
Average$199
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$48
Average$215
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Frontier
Cheapest$107
Average$230
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Southwest
Cheapest$169
Average$326
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time63%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Raleigh to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Raleigh to Chicago
9%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
38%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
53%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Raleigh to Chicago

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Raleigh to Chicago
Sunday15daily flights
Monday23daily flights
Tuesday20daily flights
Wednesday23daily flights
Thursday21daily flights
Friday19daily flights
Saturday8daily flights