Cheap flights from Raleigh (RDU) to Chicago (CHI)

RDU — CHI
Feb 11 — Feb 181

The best prices from Raleigh-Durham to Chicago are usually found in February or January, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

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 2023: compare Raleigh to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

RDU - CHI

Price

$259 - $405

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop
Round-trip from$259From Raleigh-Durham to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$90One-way flight from 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 Monday, 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 29 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 29% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $378 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $453.

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

Flights from Raleigh to Chicago lean towards being more expensive in July. Prices are generally better when you fly from Raleigh to Chicago in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $185.

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 February, March 2023

The best prices found for RDU to CHI flights for February, March

Raleigh to Chicago 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Raleigh found for this year

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Raleigh to Chicago

  • If you’re traveling from Raleigh to Chicago, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Spirit Airlines. Raleigh to Chicago flights are typically 39% cheaper than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Spirit Airlines typically cost $362.70 RT. The cheapest Spirit Airlines flight found for this route was $167. When traveling from Raleigh to Chicago on Spirit Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is Raleigh-Durham Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport. When flying from Raleigh to Chicago, Spirit Airlines flights are 23% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap American Airlines flights from Raleigh to Chicago

  • If you’re traveling from Raleigh to Chicago, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is American Airlines. Flights from American Airlines traveling this route typically cost $326.11 RT. This price is typically 44% more expensive than other airlines that offer Raleigh to Chicago flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $169. The most popular departure airport in Raleigh when flying to Chicago is Raleigh-Durham Airport. The most popular airport to fly into when visiting Chicago is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport. When flying from Raleigh to Chicago, American Airlines flights are 21% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Raleigh

Save time with Raleigh to Chicago direct flight deals

Last minute flights from Raleigh to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Raleigh, departing today and this week

One-way flights to Chicago from Raleigh

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to Chicago

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Chicago

Delta
7.9
Good
2,070 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.5

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my seat number without notifying me so I walked up to the seat number on my boarding pass and looked a like a jerk telling the guy sitting next to his 2 kids that I thought he had the wrong seat. Otherwise the crew was nice. The movie selection was good, though English closed captioning would be appreciated. The breakfast was awful--no flavor whatsoever. Not at all like the delicious Peruvian food I'd been enjoying during my visit.

Delta
7.9
Good
2,070 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,070 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.5

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my seat number without notifying me so I walked up to the seat number on my boarding pass and looked a like a jerk telling the guy sitting next to his 2 kids that I thought he had the wrong seat. Otherwise the crew was nice. The movie selection was good, though English closed captioning would be appreciated. The breakfast was awful--no flavor whatsoever. Not at all like the delicious Peruvian food I'd been enjoying during my visit.

JetBlue
7.7
Good
386 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,070 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.5

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my seat number without notifying me so I walked up to the seat number on my boarding pass and looked a like a jerk telling the guy sitting next to his 2 kids that I thought he had the wrong seat. Otherwise the crew was nice. The movie selection was good, though English closed captioning would be appreciated. The breakfast was awful--no flavor whatsoever. Not at all like the delicious Peruvian food I'd been enjoying during my visit.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,211 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,070 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.5

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my seat number without notifying me so I walked up to the seat number on my boarding pass and looked a like a jerk telling the guy sitting next to his 2 kids that I thought he had the wrong seat. Otherwise the crew was nice. The movie selection was good, though English closed captioning would be appreciated. The breakfast was awful--no flavor whatsoever. Not at all like the delicious Peruvian food I'd been enjoying during my visit.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,670 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,070 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.5

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my seat number without notifying me so I walked up to the seat number on my boarding pass and looked a like a jerk telling the guy sitting next to his 2 kids that I thought he had the wrong seat. Otherwise the crew was nice. The movie selection was good, though English closed captioning would be appreciated. The breakfast was awful--no flavor whatsoever. Not at all like the delicious Peruvian food I'd been enjoying during my visit.

Spirit Airlines
6.9
Okay
716 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,070 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.5

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my seat number without notifying me so I walked up to the seat number on my boarding pass and looked a like a jerk telling the guy sitting next to his 2 kids that I thought he had the wrong seat. Otherwise the crew was nice. The movie selection was good, though English closed captioning would be appreciated. The breakfast was awful--no flavor whatsoever. Not at all like the delicious Peruvian food I'd been enjoying during my visit.

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-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 21 outbound flights to Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 7 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-Durham to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta 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 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 Frontier for just $117, 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 $241.

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: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

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

14 flight departures from Raleigh to Chicago per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 7% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 43% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Raleigh to Chicago?

A quick flight from Raleigh to Chicago can take about 2h 25m. Frontier provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $117. 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 Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $117. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Spirit Airlines and American Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $141 and $143, respectively. Users have found that Frontier is 65% 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 Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $42. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and JetBlue, 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-Durham - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Raleigh-Durham - Chicago Midway and Raleigh-Durham - Chicago Greater Rockford.

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

Consider American Airlines, Delta or Frontier 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 Republic Airways (100%), Aer Lingus (95%) or Qatar Airways (94%) 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 $1,802, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $141. The most popular route (Raleigh-Durham - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $130.

Other flights to Chicago

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
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$14Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
Search Juneyao Airlines flights
FrontierCheapest$94Average$253FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
Search Frontier flights
Spirit AirlinesCheapest$117Average$182FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
Search Spirit Airlines flights
American AirlinesCheapest$153Average$338FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
Search American Airlines flights
United AirlinesCheapest$167Average$363FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
Search United Airlines flights
DeltaCheapest$227Average$367FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
Search Delta flights

Hourly flight availability from Raleigh to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Raleigh to Chicago
13%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
46%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
37%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
4%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
Sunday14daily flights
Monday29daily flights
Tuesday19daily flights
Wednesday24daily flights
Thursday22daily flights
Friday24daily flights
Saturday15daily flights
100% Free
Cheapflights is completely free to use, so you can start saving the moment you arrive.
Book with Flexibility
Our users can plan ahead with confidence and find flights with no change fees
Travel Smart
Millions of people come to us for their flight needs every year. We help make travel planning easy by providing useful insights and data-driven graphs that can inform your decisions.