Cheap flights from Chicago to Phoenix (CHI - PHX)

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The best prices from Chicago to Phoenix are usually found in August or January, booked 0 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Phoenix (PHX)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to PHX flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Phoenix flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Phoenix.
CHI - PHX
Price
$152 - $255
PHX
Temperature
68 - 107.6 °F
PHX
Rainfall
0 - 1.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$152

From Chicago to Phoenix

One-way from

$85

One-way flight from Chicago to Phoenix

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 Phoenix?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 29% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 35 days in advance to save up to 22% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 35 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Chicago to Phoenix 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $63, or $78 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Phoenix from Chicago average $72. You can even find prices in September for less than $72, as users have found deals to Phoenix from as low as $37. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Phoenix from Chicago. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 39%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Phoenix (CHI - PHX)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to Phoenix is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 26% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Phoenix in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CHI to PHX flights for May, June
17 May - 20 May
$94pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 19 May
$97pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 21 May
$102pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Phoenix 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Phoenix from Chicago found for this year
17 May - 20 May
$94pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 19 May
$97pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 21 May
$102pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Phoenix from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Phoenix direct flight deals
17 May - 20 May
$94pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 19 May
$97pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 22 May
$105pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Phoenix

Late deals on round-trip flights to Phoenix from Chicago, departing today and this week
17 May - 20 May
$94pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 19 May
$97pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 21 May
$102pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Phoenix from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Phoenix
7:12 am - 2:08 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
8h 56m
ORD - PHX
American Airlines
4:05 pm - 5:07 am
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
15h 02m
ORD - PHX
Sun Country Air
$88
mytrip.com
10:20 am - 12:13 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
3h 53m
ORD - PHX
United Airlines
$89
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Phoenix

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Chicago to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

American Airlines, Frontier, and United Airlines 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.

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

Most people fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (PHX) if they book a flight to Phoenix from Chicago. On average, Sky Harbor Intl has 36 inbound flights from Chicago per day from 10 airlines. Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl is conveniently located just 4.5 mi from Phoenix’s city center.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Phoenix for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $94, but on average you can expect to pay $116.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Phoenix for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Phoenix under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Phoenix is less than $117.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Phoenix?

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

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

On average 4 flights depart from Chicago to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Phoenix?

Expect the weather to be around 108 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Phoenix is generally hotter than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Phoenix?

A quick flight from Chicago to Phoenix can take about 3h 44m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $125. The distance from Chicago to Phoenix is about 1445 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Currently priced at $102, Frontier will fly you from Chicago to Phoenix and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Spirit Airlines and American Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $122 and $127, respectively. These flights start at 50% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $46. American Airlines flights start at $49 while deals on Spirit Airlines start at $55 one-way.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Phoenix

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

Destination information for Phoenix

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Phoenix.
Flight duration
3h 41m
Average temperature for May in Phoenix
96.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Phoenix
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Phoenix

Top 8 airlines flying from Chicago to Phoenix

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Phoenix 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
Sun Country Air
$101 $169 No cancel fee 83%
Frontier
$56 $225 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$61 $227 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$92 $307 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$56 $313 No cancel fee 69%
Allegiant Air
$150 $314 No cancel fee 88%
Delta
$107 $315 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$251 $551 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Phoenix

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Phoenix.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 35% of CHI to PHX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 34% of CHI to PHX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 21% of CHI to PHX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 10% of CHI to PHX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Phoenix
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Phoenix.
Sunday
40 daily flights
Monday
47 daily flights
Tuesday
32 daily flights
Wednesday
33 daily flights
Thursday
44 daily flights
Friday
43 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights
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