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

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The best prices from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale are usually found in August or July, booked 13 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 2021: compare Chicago to Fort Lauderdale flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Fort Lauderdale.
CHI - FLL
Price
$74 - $286
FLL
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
FLL
Precipitation
1.8 - 8.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 45% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 53% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$74

From Chicago (CHI) to Fort Lauderdale

One-way from

$40

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Fort Lauderdale

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 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.

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 in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 24% on airfare.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $157 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $34. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

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 Fort Lauderdale from $133 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $142 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to FLL flights for October, November
30 Oct - 4 Nov
$37pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Nov - 3 Nov
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Oct - 27 Oct
$39pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Fort Lauderdale 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago found for this year
4 Dec - 9 Dec
$37pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Dec - 11 Dec
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Oct - 27 Oct
$39pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Fort Lauderdale direct flight deals
2 Nov - 6 Nov
$37pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Dec - 11 Dec
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$39pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

Late deals on round-trip flights to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago, departing today and this week
27 Oct - 28 Oct
$37pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Oct - 27 Oct
$39pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 29 Oct
$40pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale
1:30 pm - 5:45 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
3h 15m
ORD - FLL
United Airlines
$40
United
6:05 am - 10:07 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
3h 02m
ORD - FLL
American Airlines
12:40 am - 4:46 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
3h 06m
ORD - FLL
JetBlue

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

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 20 inbound flights from Chicago per day from 8 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 Spirit Airlines for just $37, but on average you can expect to pay $47.

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 $48.

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 days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Thursday, Friday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale on average per day?

On average 10 flights depart from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 60% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 40% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

Spirit Airlines can get you from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale in just under 3h 07m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. The distance from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale is about 1190 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($37), offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for 76% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $18. However, be on the lookout for offers from United Airlines and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for a low price.

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or JetBlue 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: Copa Airlines (90%), Qatar Airways (90%), Air Canada( 89%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale?

While on average a flight from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale is generally $467, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $54. When looking at the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Fort Lauderdale), you can expect to pay $37 for that flight.

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.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Fort Lauderdale, FL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago?

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

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

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 Fort Lauderdale.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Fort Lauderdale?

Returning to Chicago from Fort Lauderdale

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

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

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

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

Destination information for Fort Lauderdale

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale.
Flight duration from Chicago to FLL
3h 12m
Average temperature for October in Fort Lauderdale
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Fort Lauderdale
8.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Fort Lauderdale

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$61 $171 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$63 $265 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$75 $230 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$78 $293 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$81 $225 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$97 $304 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$304 $399 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Fort Lauderdale.
Morning 6 AM to noon 50% of CHI to FLL departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 28% of CHI to FLL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 14% of CHI to FLL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 8% of CHI to FLL departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
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.
Sunday
13 daily flights
Monday
26 daily flights
Tuesday
25 daily flights
Wednesday
25 daily flights
Thursday
24 daily flights
Friday
20 daily flights
Saturday
8 daily flights
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