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The best prices from Chicago to Durham are usually found in September or October, booked 14 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Durham

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to RDU flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Durham flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Durham.
CHI - DU8
Price
$97 - $189
DU8
Temperature
39.2 - 78.8 °F
DU8
Precipitation
3 - 4.6 inches

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 34% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$97

From Chicago (CHI) to Durham

One-way from

$59

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Durham

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 Chicago to Durham?

To save up to 3% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 13 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Chicago to Durham from $129 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $137 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Durham (CHI - DU8)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Chicago to Durham as you normally would.

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

Flights from Chicago to Durham lean towards being more expensive in April. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Durham in September, with the cheapest ticket starting at $48.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Durham in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to Durham flights for October, November
28 Oct - 31 Oct
$71pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$84pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$91pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Durham 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Durham from Chicago found for this year
28 Oct - 31 Oct
$71pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$84pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$91pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Durham from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Durham direct flight deals
20 Jan - 25 Jan
$173pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Nov - 6 Nov
$178pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Dec - 3 Dec
$187pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Durham

Late deals on round-trip flights to Durham from Chicago, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 29 Oct
$124pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Oct - 9 Nov
$133pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Durham from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Durham
1:00 am - 9:34 am
Frontier
1 Stop
7h 34m
ORD - RDU
Frontier
$59
Kiwi.com
12:24 pm - 3:34 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
26h 10m
MDW - RDU
Allegiant Air
$67
FlightNetwork
2:00 am - 1:07 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
10h 07m
ORD - RDU
Multiple Airlines
$73
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Durham

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

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines 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 Chicago to Durham for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Durham for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $84, but on average you can expect to pay $110.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Durham under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Durham is less than $218.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Durham for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Durham within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $36 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $59 and Allegiant Air from $66 one-way.

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or JetBlue when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to Durham.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Durham?

On average you can expect to pay $347 for a flight from Chicago to Durham. The cheapest flight overall is $32 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Raleigh Raleigh-Durham) is currently priced at $76.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Durham?

Consider Envoy Air (88%), Air New Zealand (87%) or Alaska Airlines (85%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Chicago to Durham.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Durham

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

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

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

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 Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Durham.

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

Returning to Chicago from Durham

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Durham are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Durham

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Durham

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Durham.
Average temperature for October in Durham
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Durham
3.7 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Durham

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

Top 5 airlines flying from Chicago to Durham

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Durham 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
Frontier
$33 $135 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$35 $104 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$48 $249 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$48 $229 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$48 $283 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Durham

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Durham.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 65% of CHI to Durham departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 18% of CHI to Durham departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 16% of CHI to Durham departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to Durham departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Durham
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Durham.
Sunday
28 daily flights
Monday
27 daily flights
Tuesday
18 daily flights
Wednesday
23 daily flights
Thursday
21 daily flights
Friday
27 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights