Cheap flights from Rochester to Chicago (RST - CHI)

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The best prices from Rochester to Chicago are usually found in April or August, booked 25 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Rochester (RST) to Chicago (CHI)

RST - CHI
Price
$97 - $284
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 50% potential price drop

Average price

$280

Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Round-trip from

$97

From Rochester 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 Rochester to Chicago?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Rochester 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 Rochester to Chicago?

Users have found that booking a flight from Rochester to Chicago at least 20 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 20 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Rochester to Chicago for as little as $137 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $157 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Rochester in April are about $135 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $33.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Rochester to Chicago (RST - CHI)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 9% on flights from Rochester to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Rochester to Chicago in March, April 2021

21 Apr - 24 Apr
$155pp
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
20 Apr - 21 Apr
$173pp
RST
Rochester
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
RST
Rochester
21 Apr - 24 Apr
$173pp
RST
Rochester
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
RST
Rochester

Rochester to Chicago 2021 flight deals

21 Apr - 24 Apr
$155pp
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
21 Apr - 24 Apr
$173pp
RST
Rochester
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
RST
Rochester
20 Apr - 21 Apr
$173pp
RST
Rochester
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
RST
Rochester

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Rochester

21 Apr - 24 Apr
$155pp
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
22 Mar - 24 May
$175pp
RST
Rochester
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
20 Mar - 28 Mar
$195pp
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester

Last minute flights from Rochester to Chicago

10 Mar - 12 Mar
$415pp
RST
Rochester
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
10 Mar - 12 Mar
$434pp
RST
Rochester
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
RST
Rochester
10 Mar - 12 Mar
$453pp
RST
Rochester
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
RST
Rochester

One-way flights to Chicago from Rochester

2:05 am - 12:48 pm
Delta
2 Stops
10h 43m
RST - ORD
Delta
$273
Delta
10:45 pm - 5:13 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
18h 28m
RST - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$421
Gotogate
6:25 am - 7:43 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 18m
RST - ORD
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Rochester to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Rochester to Chicago. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta flying from Rochester to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Rochester to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Rochester to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $155, but on average you can expect to pay $205.

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

Cheapflights has at least 12 direct flights from Rochester to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Rochester to Chicago is less than $708.

Are there last-minute flights available from Rochester to Chicago for under $500?

There are currently 10+ open flights from Rochester to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What days are nonstop flights available from Rochester to Chicago?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

Is Rochester weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Expect the weather to be around 84 °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 hotter than in Rochester.

How long is the flight from Rochester to Chicago?

Airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta fly from Rochester to Chicago in about 1h 18m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 2h 01m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, American Airlines ($155), Delta ($173), and United Airlines ($175) offers the cheapest pricing from Rochester to Chicago. Users have found that American Airlines is 20% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for American Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $78. Users have also found tickets on Delta for as little as $128.

Alternative routes for Rochester to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Flight duration
1h 23m
Average temperature for March in Chicago
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Chicago
1.6 ″

Airports servicing Rochester

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Rochester to Chicago

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Delta
$146 $205 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$97 $226 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$117 $246 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Rochester to Chicago

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 56% of RST to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 28% of RST to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 16% of RST to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of RST to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Rochester to Chicago
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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