Cheap flights from Chicago to New York (CHI - NYC)

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The best prices from Chicago to New York are usually found in August or July, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to New York (NYC)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to NYC flight in 2021: compare Chicago to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.
CHI - NYC
Price
$101 - $219
NYC
Temperature
33.8 - 77 °F
NYC
Precipitation
2.8 - 4.5 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 40% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$101

From Chicago (CHI) to New York (NYC)

One-way from

$29

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to New York (NYC)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to New York?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to New York from Chicago average $168. You can even find prices in August for less than $168, as users have found deals to New York from as low as $58. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to New York from Chicago. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 30%.

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

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 27% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 13% on flights from Chicago to New York by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap flights from Chicago to New York in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to NYC flights for October, November
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$67pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 27 Oct
$68pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Oct - 2 Nov
$68pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Chicago found for this year
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$67pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Oct - 2 Nov
$68pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 27 Oct
$68pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to New York from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to New York direct flight deals
7 Dec - 14 Dec
$126pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Dec - 14 Dec
$126pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 Dec - 15 Dec
$127pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to New York

Late deals on round-trip flights to New York from Chicago, departing today and this week
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$67pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$68pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Oct - 30 Oct
$69pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to New York from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to New York
3:45 am - 3:29 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
10h 44m
ORD - LGA
Spirit Airlines
$29
mytrip.com
3:24 am - 2:35 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
10h 11m
ORD - EWR
Spirit Airlines
$30
mytrip.com
1:10 am - 3:29 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
13h 19m
ORD - LGA
Spirit Airlines
$31
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to New York

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

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

Can I find flights from Chicago to New York for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to New York for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $67, but on average you can expect to pay $72.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to New York under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to New York is less than $136.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to New York for under $100?

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

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Chicago to New York round-trip?

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to New York, with prices starting at $67. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 60% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Chicago to New York consider choosing Air France (91%), Endeavor Airlines (88%) or LATAM Airlines (87%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to New York?

On average you can expect to pay $223 for a flight from Chicago to New York. The cheapest flight overall is $83 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - New York John F Kennedy Intl) is currently priced at $137.

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

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

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to New York?

The most popular flight routes from Chicago to New York are Chicago O'Hare Intl - New York John F Kennedy Intl, Chicago O'Hare Intl - New York LaGuardia and Chicago O'Hare Intl - Newark.

How long is the flight from Chicago to New York City?

The flight from Chicago to New York City takes just over an hour and a half, and you can expect to spend approximately two hours in transit from gate to gate.

Which airlines operate flights from Chicago to New York City?

All major U.S carriers operate direct flights between Chicago and New York City, including Delta, American and United. If you're looking for budget tickets, try carriers such as Southwest, Spirit and jetBlue.

How frequent are flights between Chicago and New York City?

More than 50 flights per day operate between Chicago and New York City City, so it's a breeze to find a great fare any time of day or night.

Which airports serve Chicago to New York City?

Two airports serve Chicago: Midway International and O'Hare International. In New York City, you can choose between John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark International. In both locations, it's easy to get to any airport via public transportation.

Which direct flight route between Chicago and New York City is cheapest?

Flight prices vary, but it's easiest to get the cheapest tickets when you fly from O'Hare International Airport to LaGuardia Airport. If you're checking bags, be sure to factor in luggage fees for each airline when comparing prices. Chicago and New York City are two of the biggest cities in the United States, but each has a distinct energy. In Chicago, you can experience traditional Midwestern friendliness, and in New York, the go-go-go energy is palpable. While Chicago is known for its wind and distinct seasons, the weather in New York City ranges from hot and humid to cold and snowy; check the weather report before you go. New York City offers an endless variety of things to do. Enjoy world-class people-watching in Times Square, take in the views of Manhattan with a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge or give your credit card a workout on Fifth Avenue. Year-round, explore the quiet outdoor spaces in Central Park, and check out the Statue of Liberty from the legendary Staten Island Ferry. If you're visiting during the holidays, don't miss the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the towering Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza. Check out the smart, Cheapflights search engine to find the best prices on flights from Chicago to New York any time of the year.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New York, NY

Do I need a COVID test to fly to New York from Chicago?

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

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

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 New York.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from New York?

Returning to Chicago from New York

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

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

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Alternative routes for Chicago to New York

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

Destination information for New York

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to New York.
Flight duration from Chicago to New York
2h 33m
Average temperature for October in New York
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in New York
4.1 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Top 7 airlines flying from Chicago to New York

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to New York 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
$53 $67 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$56 $167 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$73 $362 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$73 $224 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$73 $252 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$94 $299 No cancel fee 62%
Southwest
$263 $362 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to New York

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards New York.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 42% of CHI to NYC departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 40% of CHI to NYC departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of CHI to NYC departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 6% of CHI to NYC departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to New York
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to New York.
Sunday
146 daily flights
Monday
171 daily flights
Tuesday
162 daily flights
Wednesday
176 daily flights
Thursday
181 daily flights
Friday
159 daily flights
Saturday
86 daily flights
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