Cheap flights from Rochester to Chicago (ROC - CHI)

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The best prices from Rochester Greater Rochester Intl to Chicago are usually found in August or May, booked 39 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best ROC to CHI flight in 2021: compare Rochester to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
ROC - CHI
Price
$166 - $317
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 38% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$166

From Rochester Greater Rochester Intl to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$138

One-way flight from Rochester Greater Rochester Intl to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Rochester, New York to Chicago?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 28 days in advance to save up to 32% 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 28 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 Rochester, New York to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $317, or $377 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Rochester, New York to Chicago (ROC - CHI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Rochester, New York to Chicago in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 21% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Rochester, New York to Chicago?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Wednesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Rochester, New York to Chicago?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Chicago from Rochester, New York average $267. You can even find prices in August for less than $267, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $107. The month of February appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Rochester, New York. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 18%.

Cheap flights from Rochester to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for ROC to CHI flights for October, November
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$167pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$175pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$182pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl

Rochester Greater Rochester Intl to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Rochester found for this year
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$167pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$175pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$182pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Rochester

Save time with Rochester to Chicago direct flight deals
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$167pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
22 Dec - 28 Dec
$187pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
20 Dec - 1 Jan
$195pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl

Last minute flights from Rochester to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Rochester, departing today and this week
3 Nov - 8 Nov
$243pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
1 Nov - 4 Nov
$246pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
3 Nov - 8 Nov
$250pp
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Rochester

The cheapest one-way flights from Rochester to Chicago
4:04 pm - 10:02 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
18h 58m
ROC - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$138
Kiwi.com
7:21 am - 6:28 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 07m
ROC - ORD
Frontier
$159
Kiwi.com
5:55 am - 5:13 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
12h 18m
ROC - ORD
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Rochester to Chicago

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

Rochester Greater Rochester Intl (ROC), located 3.8 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Rochester to Chicago. 5 airlines have flights from Greater Rochester Intl to Chicago on a regular basis. Booking flights from Rochester Greater Rochester Intl to Chicago should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 23 outbound flights to Chicago per day.

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

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Rochester, New York to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $183, but on average you can expect to pay $206.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Rochester, New York to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Rochester, New York to Chicago is less than $236.

Are there last-minute flights available from Rochester, New York to Chicago for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Rochester, New York to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Rochester, New York to Chicago?

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

How many flights depart from Rochester, New York to Chicago on average per day?

30 flight departures from Rochester, New York to Chicago per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 17% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 10% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 73% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Rochester, New York to Chicago?

Airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Major Airline fly from Rochester, New York to Chicago in about 2h 07m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 14h 51m. Rochester, New York and Chicago are separated by a distance of 529 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Rochester, New York to Chicago is American Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $183 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are United Airlines and Major Airline, starting at $195 and $199 round-trip. You may be able to fly from Rochester, New York to Chicago for 31% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Rochester, New York to Chicago are United Airlines ($98), Frontier ($102), and American Airlines ($105).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Rochester, New York to Chicago?

The most popular airlines flying from Rochester, New York to Chicago are Major Airline, American Airlines and JetBlue. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Rochester, New York to Chicago?

The cheapest flight price from Rochester, New York to Chicago is $103. On average you can expect to pay $250. The most popular route, (Rochester Greater Rochester Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl), can usually be booked for $194.

What are the most reliable airlines from Rochester, New York to Chicago?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Rochester, New York to Chicago are Air Wisconsin (100%), ANA (95%) and United Airlines (86%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Rochester?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Rochester Greater Rochester Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Rochester Greater Rochester Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Do I need a test to fly back to Rochester from Chicago?

Returning to Rochester Greater Rochester Intl from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Rochester Greater Rochester Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Rochester Greater Rochester Intl.

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Alternative routes for Rochester 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 Rochester to Chicago.
Flight duration from ROC to Chicago
1h 53m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Rochester

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 4 airlines flying from Rochester Greater Rochester Intl to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Rochester 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
JetBlue
$106 $277 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$118 $349 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$158 $325 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$179 $281 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Rochester to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Rochester towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 49% of ROC to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 40% of ROC to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 11% of ROC to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of ROC to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Rochester to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Rochester to Chicago.
Sunday
20 daily flights
Monday
27 daily flights
Tuesday
24 daily flights
Wednesday
25 daily flights
Thursday
22 daily flights
Friday
23 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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