Cheap flights from State College (SCE) to Chicago (CHI) from $207

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 9/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
SCE — CHI
Jun 25 — Jul 21

The best prices from State College University Park to Chicago are usually found in September or July, booked 78 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

Cheap flight deals from State College to Chicago

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from State College (SCE) to Chicago (CHI). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 20, 2024.

Popular in

November

Cheapest in

September

Round-trip from

$223

One-way from

$215
High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 43% potential price drop
From State College University Park to Chicago (CHI)
One-way flight from State College University Park to Chicago (CHI)

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

Users have found that leaving on a Friday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 196% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from State College to Chicago?

To save on the cost of your flight from State College to Chicago, book at least 23 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 89% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $225 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $318.

What is the cheapest month to fly from State College to Chicago?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in November. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from State College in September are about $337 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $168.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from SCE to CHI?

When flying from State College to Chicago, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 41% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap State College to Chicago flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from State College to Chicago specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Prices were last updated on June 20, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from State College to Chicago in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Thu 7/43:05 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop4h 50mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/68:45 amORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$219
Thu 7/41:50 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop4h 22mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/65:28 amORD - SCE
2 stops6h 57mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$225
Thu 7/48:20 amSCE - ORD
2 stops8h 22mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/65:28 amORD - SCE
2 stops6h 57mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$259
Thu 7/410:20 amSCE - ORD
1 stop5h 00mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/67:00 amORD - SCE
1 stop6h 02mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$277
Thu 6/275:40 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Thu 7/41:55 pmORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 52mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/20$278
Mon 7/14:46 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop6h 48mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/65:28 amORD - SCE
2 stops6h 57mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/20$283
Thu 7/412:14 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/66:35 pmORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 58mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$284
Thu 6/275:40 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Thu 7/47:00 amORD - SCE
1 stop6h 02mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/20$288
Mon 7/15:40 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/68:45 amORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/20$304

State College to Chicago 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between State College and Chicago in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from State College to Chicago in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Fri 9/67:05 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop4h 27mAmerican Airlines
Mon 9/96:35 amORD - SCE
1 stop4h 38mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/20$208
Thu 7/43:05 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop4h 50mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/68:45 amORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$219
Thu 7/41:50 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop4h 22mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/65:28 amORD - SCE
2 stops6h 57mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$225
Thu 8/14:20 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop7h 14mAmerican Airlines
Sun 8/48:10 amORD - SCE
1 stop6h 43mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/20$243
Thu 7/48:20 amSCE - ORD
2 stops8h 22mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/65:28 amORD - SCE
2 stops6h 57mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$259
Thu 7/410:20 amSCE - ORD
1 stop5h 00mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/67:00 amORD - SCE
1 stop6h 02mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$277
Thu 6/275:40 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Thu 7/41:55 pmORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 52mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/20$278
Mon 7/14:46 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop6h 48mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/65:28 amORD - SCE
2 stops6h 57mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/20$283
Thu 7/412:14 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/66:35 pmORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 58mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$284

State College to Chicago flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from State College to Chicago for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
Have a look at some of the flights available from State College to Chicago departing last-minute. Users should be sure to double check the price, date, and time of their last-minute flight.
Thu 7/43:05 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop4h 50mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/68:45 amORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$219
Thu 7/41:50 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop4h 22mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/65:28 amORD - SCE
2 stops6h 57mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$225
Thu 7/48:20 amSCE - ORD
2 stops8h 22mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/65:28 amORD - SCE
2 stops6h 57mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$259
Thu 7/410:20 amSCE - ORD
1 stop5h 00mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/67:00 amORD - SCE
1 stop6h 02mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$277
Thu 6/275:40 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Thu 7/41:55 pmORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 52mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/20$278
Mon 7/14:46 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop6h 48mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/65:28 amORD - SCE
2 stops6h 57mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/20$283
Thu 7/412:14 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/66:35 pmORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 58mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$284
Thu 6/275:40 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Thu 7/47:00 amORD - SCE
1 stop6h 02mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/20$288
Mon 7/15:40 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/68:45 amORD - SCE
Nonstop1h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/20$304

One-way flights to Chicago from State College

Search for one-way flight options from State College to Chicago. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
Users in need of a one-way flight from State College to Chicago can choose from these deals. Those needing a return flight from State College to Chicago can use the search form above.
Fri 9/67:05 pmSCE - ORD
2 stops13h 03mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/20$207
Tue 7/2312:14 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$215
Tue 7/234:20 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop7h 14mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$224
Tue 7/231:51 pmSCE - ORD
2 stops6h 53mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$229
Sun 7/217:00 amSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$249
Wed 7/245:40 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$250
Sun 7/214:20 pmSCE - ORD
1 stop7h 14mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$263
Wed 7/241:51 pmSCE - ORD
2 stops7h 52mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$268
Wed 7/312:14 pmSCE - ORD
Nonstop2h 01mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/18$290

Find flights from State College to Chicago within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from State College to Chicago that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.

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$208 - $304

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State College University ParkChicago O'Hare Intl

SCE - ORD

SCEORD

State College University Park

Fri 9/6

1 stop4h 27m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Mon 9/9

1 stop4h 38m

$208

State College University ParkChicago O'Hare Intl

SCE - ORD

SCEORD

State College University Park

Thu 7/4

1 stop4h 50m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 7/6

Nonstop1h 54m

$219

State College University ParkChicago O'Hare Intl

SCE - ORD

SCEORD

State College University Park

Thu 7/4

1 stop4h 22m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 7/6

2 stops6h 57m

$225

State College University ParkChicago O'Hare Intl

SCE - ORD

SCEORD

State College University Park

Thu 8/1

1 stop7h 14m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sun 8/4

1 stop6h 43m

$243

State College University ParkChicago O'Hare Intl

SCE - ORD

SCEORD

State College University Park

Thu 7/4

2 stops8h 22m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 7/6

2 stops6h 57m

$259

State College University ParkChicago O'Hare Intl

SCE - ORD

SCEORD

State College University Park

Thu 7/4

1 stop5h 00m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 7/6

1 stop6h 02m

$277

State College University ParkChicago O'Hare Intl

SCE - ORD

SCEORD

State College University Park

Sun 8/18

1 stop4h 28m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 8/24

1 stop5h 19m

$278

State College University ParkChicago O'Hare Intl

SCE - ORD

SCEORD

State College University Park

Thu 7/4

Nonstop2h 01m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 7/6

Nonstop1h 58m

$284

State College University ParkChicago O'Hare Intl

SCE - ORD

SCEORD

State College University Park

Mon 7/1

Nonstop2h 01m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 7/6

Nonstop1h 54m

$304

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Deals found on 6/20

How far ahead should I book a flight from State College to Chicago?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from State College to Chicago. Price data was last updated on June 14, 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from State College to Chicago may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 22 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from State College to Chicago?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from State College to Chicago. Price data was last updated on June 16, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their State College to Chicago flight should consider departing on Saturday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Monday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from State College to Chicago

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Temperature and rainfall in Chicago by month

Plan your trip to Chicago by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Chicago, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 73.4 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 23.0 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Chicago

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Chicago. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Chicago. Reviews last updated June 20, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with American Airlines and United Airlines from State College to Chicago to help guide your decision. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
7.4
Good
10,000 reviews

Crew

8.1

Boarding

7.7

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

7.2

Food

6.7

Overall

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

More comfort and free, fast Wi-Fi would always be appreciated.

7.4
Good
10,000 reviews
7.4
Good
10,000 reviews

Crew

8.1

Boarding

7.7

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

7.2

Food

6.7

Overall

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

More comfort and free, fast Wi-Fi would always be appreciated.

7.3
Good
10,000 reviews
7.4
Good
10,000 reviews

Crew

8.1

Boarding

7.7

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

7.2

Food

6.7

Overall

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

More comfort and free, fast Wi-Fi would always be appreciated.

Related info for your journey

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  • What airport do you fly from for flights from State College to Chicago?

    For a flight from State College to Chicago, you will be flying from University Park. State College University Park (SCE) is just 3.9 mi from the center of the city. University Park is the only State College airport and it handles 3 outbound flights to Chicago per day. 3 airlines have flights to Chicago from State College University Park on a regular basis.

  • Can I find flights from State College to Chicago for under $300 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from State College to Chicago for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $208, but on average you can expect to pay $288.

  • Are there nonstop flights from State College to Chicago for under $300 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from State College to Chicago under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from State College to Chicago is less than $511.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from State College to Chicago for under $300?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from State College to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $300.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from State College to Chicago round-trip?

    Currently priced at $208, American Airlines will fly you from State College to Chicago and back. In addition to American Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on United Airlines for as low as $219. American Airlines is currently priced 38% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

  • What are the most reliable airlines from State College to Chicago?

    Consider SkyWest Airlines (81%), United Airlines (81%) or Air New Zealand (78%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from State College to Chicago.

  • What are the cheapest flights from State College to Chicago?

    The cheapest flight price from State College to Chicago is $207. On average you can expect to pay $782. The most popular route, (State College University Park - Chicago O'Hare Intl), can usually be booked for $209.

  • What does SCE to ORD mean?

    Great question - SCE to ORD just means State College University Park Airport to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport. Now you’ll know what these unique codes when you look for flights! While you’re still figuring out your travel plans, it’s not a bad idea to learn the names and codes of other airports around these areas: Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (RFD).

  • Can I find deals for flights from State College to Chicago that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your State College to Chicago flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from State College to Chicago with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter State College to Chicago flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from State College to Chicago that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on State College to Chicago flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from State College to Chicago?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from State College to Chicago.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from State College to Chicago?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from State College to Chicago by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from State College to Chicago that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from State College to Chicago offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from State College to Chicago?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on State College to Chicago flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the State College to Chicago flight deals updated?

    The State College to Chicago flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/20.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from State College to Chicago?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from State College to Chicago?

    Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from State College to Chicago (average of $244). Flying from State College to Chicago in July is currently the most expensive (average of $319). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 3 airlines flying from State College to Chicago

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AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
American AirlinesCheapest$168Average$276FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
United AirlinesCheapest$168Average$374FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
DeltaCheapest$190Average$291FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A

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Hourly flight availability from State College to Chicago

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Weekly flight availability from State College to Chicago

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