Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

CHI — FLL
Jan 31 — Feb 71

The best prices from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale are usually found in February or January, booked 50 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Chicago (CHI) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to FLL flight in 2023: compare Chicago to Fort Lauderdale flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Fort Lauderdale.

CHI - FLL

Price

$166 - $319

FLL

Temperature

66.2 - 84.2 °F

FLL

Rainfall

1.8 - 8.3 inches

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop
Round-trip from$166From Chicago (CHI) to Fort Lauderdale
One-way from$58One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Fort Lauderdale

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

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 Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

To save up to 30% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 49 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 Fort Lauderdale from $235 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $300 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $242 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $69. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale (CHI - FLL)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 28% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale in January, February 2023

The best prices found for CHI to FLL flights for January, February
Feb 8 - Feb 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$59

Frontier

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Feb 7 - Feb 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$60

Frontier

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Deal found 1/26

Feb 7 - Feb 11
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$61

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Chicago to Fort Lauderdale 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago found for this year
Feb 8 - Feb 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$59

Frontier

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Deal found 1/24

Feb 7 - Feb 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$60

Frontier

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Deal found 1/26

Feb 7 - Feb 11
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$61

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

Feb 22 - Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

1 stop

5h 54m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

7h 00m
$91

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/26

Feb 8 - Feb 14
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

1 stop

8h 07m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

7h 00m
$93

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/26

Feb 13 - Feb 17
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

1 stop

5h 57m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

8h 20m
$94

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

  • If you’re traveling from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Spirit Airlines. Chicago to Fort Lauderdale flights are typically 21% cheaper than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Spirit Airlines typically cost $427.81 RT. The cheapest Spirit Airlines flight found for this route was $99. When traveling from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale on Spirit Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Fort Lauderdale Airport. When flying from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, Spirit Airlines flights are 21% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Frontier flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

Feb 8 - Feb 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$59

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 7 - Feb 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$60

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Feb 7 - Feb 11
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$61

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale is Frontier. Flights from Frontier traveling this route typically cost $561.73 RT. This price is typically 11% cheaper than other airlines that offer Chicago to Fort Lauderdale flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $553. Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport is the most common Chicago airport to take off from when flying to Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Airport is the most popular arrival airport in Fort Lauderdale. When flying from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, Frontier flights are 19% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Fort Lauderdale direct flight deals
Feb 8 - Feb 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$59

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 7 - Feb 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$60

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Feb 7 - Feb 11
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$61

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Last minute flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

Late deals on return flights to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago, departing today and this week
Feb 1 - Feb 8
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$60

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Feb 1 - Feb 8
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$68

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 1 - Feb 4
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
FLL

Fort Lauderdale

MDW

Chicago Midway

Nonstop

3h 17m
$69

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

One-way flights to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale
Feb 21
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

1 stop

10h 29m
$25

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 7
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
$30

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 1
MDW

Chicago Midway

FLL

Fort Lauderdale

Nonstop

3h 03m
$31

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Fort Lauderdale

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,146 reviews

Crew

8.2

Boarding

7.9

Food

6.8

Comfort

7.4

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

1 I paid extra for a window seat and still ended in the middle. 2 most uncomfortable and crammed seat I've ever had 3 cabin was scorching hot, had to take all my layers off and I still sweating buckets 4 entertainment system did not work on my phone or computer 5 2nd roughest landing I've ever experienced - and I travel a lot...

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,146 reviews
United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,146 reviews

Crew

8.2

Boarding

7.9

Food

6.8

Comfort

7.4

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

1 I paid extra for a window seat and still ended in the middle. 2 most uncomfortable and crammed seat I've ever had 3 cabin was scorching hot, had to take all my layers off and I still sweating buckets 4 entertainment system did not work on my phone or computer 5 2nd roughest landing I've ever experienced - and I travel a lot...

Spirit Airlines
6.9
Okay
709 reviews
United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,146 reviews

Crew

8.2

Boarding

7.9

Food

6.8

Comfort

7.4

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

1 I paid extra for a window seat and still ended in the middle. 2 most uncomfortable and crammed seat I've ever had 3 cabin was scorching hot, had to take all my layers off and I still sweating buckets 4 entertainment system did not work on my phone or computer 5 2nd roughest landing I've ever experienced - and I travel a lot...

Frontier
6.1
Okay
537 reviews
United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,146 reviews

Crew

8.2

Boarding

7.9

Food

6.8

Comfort

7.4

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

1 I paid extra for a window seat and still ended in the middle. 2 most uncomfortable and crammed seat I've ever had 3 cabin was scorching hot, had to take all my layers off and I still sweating buckets 4 entertainment system did not work on my phone or computer 5 2nd roughest landing I've ever experienced - and I travel a lot...

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Fort Lauderdale flights.

If you need a break from breezy Chicago, board a flight to sunny Fort Lauderdale, where cruises on the water and sunbathing on sandy beaches take center stage. Flights last around two and a half hours, making this South Florida destination a short hop from either major Chicago airport. Plus, with tons of direct flights leaving every day, you have endless options for planning a Fort Lauderdale getaway any time of year.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

A flight from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale lasts just over two and a half hours from take-off to landing. If you have a connection in another city, expect a trip of upwards of four and a half hours.

Which airlines operate flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

Plenty of airlines offer direct flights from Chicago O'Hare International to Fort Lauderdale, including United, American Airlines, jetBlue, and Spirit. You can also find direct flights from Southwest Airlines leaving from Midway International.

How frequent are flights between Chicago abd Fort Lauderdale?

More than a dozen flights leave from Chicago O'Hare International for Fort Lauderdale every day, most between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. You can also find around four direct flights a day leaving from Midway International for Fort Lauderdale. If you can't find a direct flight to fit your schedule, consider a flight with a connection in another city. Most flights to Fort Lauderdale connect in Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Which airports serve Chicago and Fort Lauderdale?

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the Chicago metro area, offering the widest range of flight options for your trip. You can also find some Fort Lauderdale flights leaving from the smaller Midway International Airport. When you book a flight to Fort Lauderdale, chances are you're set to land in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the area's major passenger airport. Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is another small airport serving the area, although flight options are much more limited.

Which direct flight route between Chicago and Fort Lauderdale is cheapest?

The most affordable non-stop flights generally run from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, but you can occasionally find lower prices leaving from Midway International Airport. A short flight transports you from the windy streets of busy Chicago to the sandy beaches and tropical resorts of Fort Lauderdale, a city that embraces its balmy coastal locale. Transportation here differs from the trains and Metro buses of Chicago. Yachts, sailboats, and cruisers float along the Intracoastal Waterway, and water taxis bring visitors to shore-side restaurants for fresh seafood. Chicago natives can also prepare for a much warmer South Florida climate with temperatures hovering in the 70's and 80's F most of the year. Your tropical beach vacation in Fort Lauderdale awaits, so what's stopping you? Find the ideal flight using our smart search engine to start planning your warm-weather getaway.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago?

Most people fly into Fort Lauderdale (FLL) if they book a flight to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago. On average, Fort Lauderdale has 23 inbound flights from Chicago per day from 10 airlines. Fort Lauderdale is conveniently located just 3.4 mi from Fort Lauderdale’s city center.

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

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

Can I find flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $59, but on average you can expect to pay $71.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale is less than $71.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($59), and Spirit Airlines ($91) offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for 75% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

Consider American Airlines, JetBlue or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

Before booking your flight to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Scandinavian Airlines (87%), United Airlines (81%), Copa Airlines( 75%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

While on average a flight from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale is generally $726, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $52. When looking at the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Fort Lauderdale), you can expect to pay $94 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

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Top 7 airlines flying from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$13Average$20FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$33Average$194FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$61Average$234FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$86Average$189FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$99Average$428FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$137Average$376FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$196Average$386FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale
6%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
71%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
21%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
2%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale
Sunday14daily flights
Monday26daily flights
Tuesday27daily flights
Wednesday27daily flights
Thursday28daily flights
Friday26daily flights
Saturday18daily flights
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