Cheap flights from Chicago to Philadelphia (CHI - PHL)

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The best prices from Chicago to Philadelphia are usually found in August or July, booked 14 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Philadelphia (PHL)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to PHL flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Philadelphia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Philadelphia.
CHI - PHL
Price
$74 - $272
PHL
Temperature
44.6 - 87.8 °F
PHL
Rainfall
2.4 - 4.5 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 63% potential price drop

Average price

$141

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$74

From Chicago to Philadelphia

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 Philadelphia?

Flights from Chicago to Philadelphia are found to be more expensive on Saturday. 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 Philadelphia.

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

To save up to 26% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 23 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 Philadelphia from $179 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $231 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

July can be a great time to fly to Philadelphia from Chicago with a flight ticket averaging about $184. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $52. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Philadelphia (CHI - PHL)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to Philadelphia in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 17% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Philadelphia in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CHI to PHL flights for May, June
16 Jun - 23 Jun
$149pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Jun - 29 Jun
$151pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Jun - 8 Jun
$152pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Philadelphia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philadelphia from Chicago found for this year
23 Aug - 24 Aug
$108pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Aug - 21 Aug
$142pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Jun - 23 Jun
$149pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Philadelphia from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Philadelphia direct flight deals
8 Jun - 8 Jun
$152pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 Sep - 20 Sep
$157pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jun - 13 Jun
$170pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Philadelphia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Philadelphia from Chicago, departing today and this week
25 May - 29 May
$153pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 May - 5 Jun
$160pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 May - 27 May
$169pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Philadelphia from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Philadelphia
9:43 am - 7:43 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
9h 00m
ORD - PHL
Frontier
$77
Flightcatchers
2:35 pm - 8:40 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
29h 05m
ORD - PHL
Spirit Airlines
$104
Gotogate
8:40 am - 1:51 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
28h 11m
ORD - PHL
Multiple Airlines
$105
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Philadelphia

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Philadelphia due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Philadelphia for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Chicago to Philadelphia 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.

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

If you book a flight to Philadelphia from Chicago, you will be flying to Philadelphia, which is the city’s only airport. Philadelphia (PHL) is located 7.0 mi from the center of Philadelphia. There are 22 flights from Chicago to Philadelphia per day from 8 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Philadelphia for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Philadelphia for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $108, but on average you can expect to pay $154.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Philadelphia under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Philadelphia is less than $188.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Philadelphia?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 7 flights from Chicago to Philadelphia on average per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 14% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 86% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Philadelphia?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 88 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Philadelphia is generally hotter than in Chicago. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia?

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta can get you from Chicago to Philadelphia in just under 2h 01m. Your travel time can differ by up to 1h 57m. The distance from Chicago to Philadelphia is about 670 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Currently priced at $108, American Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Philadelphia and back. In addition to American Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Spirit Airlines and United Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $151 and $157, respectively. American Airlines is 46% 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 Philadelphia one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $61. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Chicago to Philadelphia for a low price.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Philadelphia

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

Destination information for Philadelphia

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Philadelphia.
Flight duration
2h 16m
Average temperature for May in Philadelphia
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Philadelphia
3.6 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Top 7 airlines flying from Chicago to Philadelphia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia 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
$54 $137 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$91 $171 No cancel fee 83%
Spirit Airlines
$72 $191 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$94 $230 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$108 $278 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$98 $289 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$97 $299 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Philadelphia

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Philadelphia.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 58% of CHI to PHL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 25% of CHI to PHL departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 16% of CHI to PHL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to PHL departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Philadelphia
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Philadelphia.
Sunday
20 daily flights
Monday
23 daily flights
Tuesday
20 daily flights
Wednesday
22 daily flights
Thursday
21 daily flights
Friday
26 daily flights
Saturday
25 daily flights
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