Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Ottawa (YOW)

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The best prices from Chicago to Ottawa are usually found in April or February, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Ottawa (YOW)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to YOW flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Ottawa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Ottawa.
CHI - YOW
Price
$267 - $446
YOW
Temperature
14 - 69.8 °F
YOW
Precipitation
2 - 3.7 inches

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$267

From Chicago (CHI) to Ottawa

One-way from

$187

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Ottawa

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 Ottawa?

Sunday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Chicago to Ottawa. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Ottawa.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to Ottawa, book at least 54 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 67% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $411 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $512.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Ottawa (CHI - YOW)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Chicago to Ottawa in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 40% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Ottawa from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $341 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $164. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in September.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Ottawa in December, January 2022

The best prices found for CHI to YOW flights for December, January
14 Jan - 17 Jan
$279pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
14 Jan - 17 Jan
$280pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
14 Jan - 17 Jan
$309pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway

Chicago to Ottawa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Ottawa from Chicago found for this year
27 Dec - 31 Dec
$332pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
29 Dec - 1 Jan
$349pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
2 Dec - 9 Dec
$364pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Ottawa from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Ottawa direct flight deals
21 May - 28 May
$441pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
20 May - 22 May
$604pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 25 May
$1,518pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
Non-Stop
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Ottawa

Late deals on round-trip flights to Ottawa from Chicago, departing today and this week
8 Dec - 13 Dec
$461pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Dec - 13 Dec
$467pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Dec - 11 Dec
$541pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Ottawa from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Ottawa
6:25 am - 1:59 pm
Porter Airlines
1 Stop
6h 34m
MDW - YOW
Porter Airlines
$187
Gotogate
2:00 pm - 4:54 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 54m
ORD - YOW
United Airlines
$343
United
3:15 pm - 6:01 am
Air Canada
1 Stop
13h 46m
ORD - YOW
Air Canada
$448
Air Canada

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Ottawa

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

Ottawa (YOW), located 6.6 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Chicago to Ottawa. 6 airlines have flights to Ottawa from Chicago on a regular basis. Booking flights from Chicago to Ottawa should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Chicago per day.

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

United Airlines, Air Canada, and Delta 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 Ottawa for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Ottawa for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Porter Airlines for just $253, but on average you can expect to pay $323.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Ottawa for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 4 direct flights from Chicago to Ottawa under $500. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Ottawa is less than $1,286.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Ottawa for under $500?

There are currently 7+ open flights from Chicago to Ottawa within the next 7 days for less than $500.

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

Flying on Porter Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Ottawa, with prices starting at $253. Another option worth looking into is Air Canada, starting at $387 round trip. Porter Airlines is 25% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Porter Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $142. However, be on the lookout for offers from Air Canada and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from Chicago to Ottawa for a low price.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Ottawa?

While on average a flight from Chicago to Ottawa is generally $255, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $143. When looking at the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Ottawa), you can expect to pay $366 for that flight.

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

American Airlines, Air Canada and Delta are the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to Ottawa.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Ottawa, Canada

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Ottawa

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

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

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

Documents
Compassionate entry for travellers and limited release from quarantine - Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada.


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

Returning to Chicago from Ottawa

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

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

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Ottawa

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

Destination information for Ottawa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Ottawa.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = C$ 1.28
Flight duration from Chicago to YOW
2h 01m
Average temperature for December in Ottawa
30.2 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Ottawa
3.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Ottawa

Top 5 airlines flying from Chicago to Ottawa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Ottawa 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
American Airlines
$120 $250 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$129 $314 No cancel fee N/A
Porter Airlines
$157 $319 No cancel fee 52%
United Airlines
$186 $433 No cancel fee 69%
Air Canada
$285 $397 No cancel fee 67%
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