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
33.8 - 78.8 °F
PHL
Precipitation
2.7 - 4.4 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

Round-trip from

$74

From Chicago (CHI) to Philadelphia

One-way from

$49

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Philadelphia

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Philadelphia (CHI - PHL)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Chicago to Philadelphia in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 17% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to Philadelphia, book at least 15 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 13% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $208 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $251.

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

Leaving on a Friday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 23% on the overall cost on flights from Chicago to Philadelphia.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Philadelphia from Chicago with a flight ticket averaging about $201. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $47. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Philadelphia in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to PHL flights for October, November
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$76pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 8 Nov
$78pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$79pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Philadelphia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philadelphia from Chicago found for this year
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$76pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 8 Nov
$78pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$79pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Philadelphia from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Philadelphia direct flight deals
11 Nov - 15 Nov
$174pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$177pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Nov - 14 Nov
$188pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
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
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$76pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 8 Nov
$78pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$79pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit 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
4:18 pm - 7:27 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 09m
ORD - PHL
American Airlines
11:46 am - 1:34 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
24h 48m
ORD - PHL
Multiple Airlines
$57
Kiwi.com
2:00 am - 10:07 am
Frontier
1 Stop
7h 07m
ORD - PHL
Frontier
$69
JustFly

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Philadelphia

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 28 flights from Chicago to Philadelphia per day from 8 different airlines.

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Philadelphia for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $82, but on average you can expect to pay $98.

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 $216.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Philadelphia?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 38 flights from Chicago to Philadelphia on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 5% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 37% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 34% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 24% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia?

A quick flight from Chicago to Philadelphia can take about 11h 28m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $82. The distance between Chicago and Philadelphia is about 680 mi.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($82), offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Philadelphia. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Philadelphia for 59% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $36. Users have also found prices from $49 and $69 on American Airlines and Frontier, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Philadelphia?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Chicago to Philadelphia on time: Asiana Airlines (100%), British Airways (100%), Air Canada (84%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Philadelphia?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Philadelphia is $77. On average you can expect to pay $450. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Philadelphia), can usually be booked for $76.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Chicago to Philadelphia are Major Airline, American Airlines and JetBlue. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

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 Philadelphia.

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

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

Returning to Chicago from Philadelphia

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

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

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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.
Average temperature for October in Philadelphia
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Philadelphia
3.4 ″

Airports servicing 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%
Spirit Airlines
$72 $191 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$91 $171 No cancel fee 83%
JetBlue
$94 $230 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$97 $299 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$98 $289 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$108 $278 No cancel fee 71%

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 46% of CHI to PHL departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 41% of CHI to PHL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 7% of CHI to PHL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 6% 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
17 daily flights
Monday
34 daily flights
Tuesday
34 daily flights
Wednesday
36 daily flights
Thursday
26 daily flights
Friday
35 daily flights
Saturday
14 daily flights
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