Cheap flights from Raleigh to Chicago (RDU - CHI)

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The best prices from Raleigh 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 (RDU) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to CHI flight in 2021: compare Raleigh to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
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

Average price

$157

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$97

From Raleigh 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 to Chicago?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Raleigh 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 Raleigh to Chicago?

To save on the cost of your flight from Raleigh to Chicago, book at least 20 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 10% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $137 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $157.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from Raleigh. Prices for April average $135 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $33. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 49% on your journey compared to booking in April

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Raleigh to Chicago in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 36% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for RDU to CHI flights for May, June
17 May - 21 May
$101pp
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
17 May - 21 May
$127pp
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
20 May - 21 May
$129pp
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

Raleigh to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Raleigh found for this year
17 May - 21 May
$101pp
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
17 May - 21 May
$127pp
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
20 May - 21 May
$129pp
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

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Raleigh

Save time with Raleigh to Chicago direct flight deals
17 Jun - 21 Jun
$168pp
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
10 Jun - 12 Jun
$197pp
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
11 Jun - 14 Jun
$217pp
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 to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Raleigh, departing today and this week
20 May - 21 May
$129pp
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
19 May - 26 May
$130pp
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
19 May - 20 May
$135pp
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

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to Chicago
1:35 am - 2:53 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 18m
RDU - ORD
American Airlines
3:17 pm - 7:43 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
29h 26m
RDU - ORD
Frontier
$103
Kiwi.com
3:26 pm - 3:35 pm
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
25h 09m
RDU - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$105
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Raleigh 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.

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.

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 19 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.

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 $129, but on average you can expect to pay $147.

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 $253.

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-Durham Intl to Chicago?

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

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

5 flight departures from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Chicago per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 20% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 80% 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 to Chicago?

For as low as $263, Delta can have you in Chicago from Raleigh in 3h 28m. The distance from Raleigh to Chicago is about 649 mi.

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 $129. Another option worth looking into is American Airlines, starting at $168 round trip. You may be able to fly from Raleigh to Chicago for 10% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

$60 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 $69 and $99, respectively.

Alternative routes for Raleigh 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 Raleigh to Chicago.
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

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.
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 to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Raleigh towards Chicago.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 52% of RDU to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 23% of RDU to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 23% of RDU to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% of RDU to CHI departures
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.
Sunday
19 daily flights
Monday
24 daily flights
Tuesday
16 daily flights
Wednesday
21 daily flights
Thursday
20 daily flights
Friday
22 daily flights
Saturday
13 daily flights
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