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 - PH1
Price
$152 - $255
PH1
Temperature
55.4 - 95 °F
PH1
Precipitation
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 (CHI) to Phoenix

One-way from

$49

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) 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?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Flights from Chicago to Phoenix lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Phoenix in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $76.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Phoenix (CHI - PH1)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Chicago to Phoenix in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 26% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Phoenix in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to PHX flights for October, November
8 Nov - 13 Nov
$53pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Nov - 18 Nov
$55pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 Nov - 17 Nov
$56pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Phoenix 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Phoenix from Chicago found for this year
8 Nov - 13 Nov
$53pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Nov - 18 Nov
$55pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 Nov - 17 Nov
$56pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Phoenix from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Phoenix direct flight deals
8 Nov - 13 Nov
$53pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Nov - 18 Nov
$55pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Nov - 18 Nov
$56pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
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
25 Oct - 2 Nov
$65pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Oct - 2 Nov
$68pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Oct - 2 Nov
$70pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Phoenix from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Phoenix
2:55 pm - 5:50 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
3h 55m
ORD - PHX
United Airlines
$49
United
3:39 pm - 6:08 pm
Allegiant Air
Nonstop
3h 29m
RFD - AZA
Allegiant Air
$60
Gotogate
4:00 am - 8:03 am
Frontier
1 Stop
6h 03m
ORD - PHX
Frontier
$64
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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

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Phoenix 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.

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 Spirit Airlines for just $53, but on average you can expect to pay $65.

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 $64.

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?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Wednesday.

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

7 flight departures from Chicago to Phoenix per day on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Phoenix?

Departing from Chicago to Phoenix will take you 3h 55m. There are 1445 mi between Chicago and Phoenix. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Chicago to Phoenix round-trip from $53. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Frontier. These flights start at 74% 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 Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $26. Frontier flights start at $36 while deals on Allegiant Air start at $46 one-way.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Phoenix?

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 Phoenix on time: Air Canada (91%), United Airlines (91%), LOT (84%).

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to Phoenix.

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to Phoenix?

The most popular route from Chicago to Phoenix is Chicago O'Hare Intl - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. You may also consider Chicago Midway - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl or Chicago O'Hare Intl - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Phoenix?

On average you can expect to pay $530 for a flight from Chicago to Phoenix. The cheapest flight overall is $66 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl) is currently priced at $53.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Phoenix?

Direct flights from Chicago to Phoenix have a flight time of just over three and a half hours. If your flight has a stop, that typically adds a couple hours to your trip.

Which airlines operate flights from Chicago to Phoenix?

Direct flights from Phoenix to Chicago are available with American Airlines, Frontier, Spirit, Southwest and United. If you don't mind an indirect flight, there are plenty of other airline options available.

How frequent are flights between Chicago to Phoenix?

Phoenix is one of the most popular destinations from Chicago, and flights between the two cities are very frequent. There are dozens of flights between Chicago and Phoenix each day, with many of those being direct flights.

Which airports serve Chicago and Phoenix?

Chicago's largest airport is O'Hare International Airport, and the majority of its flights to Phoenix originate from there, except for flights operated by Southwest, which originate from Midway International Airport. All flights from Chicago land at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Which direct flight route between Chicago and Phoenix is cheapest?

Your best bet for a cheap direct flight between Chicago and Phoenix is usually O'Hare to Phoenix Sky Harbor due to the number of flights available, but sometimes there are bargains flying out of Midway. The sunshine in Phoenix makes you want to spend as much time as possible outdoors, and fortunately there are several great hiking trails available. Papago Park is one popular option, while Holbert Trail is one of the best places to see Native American petroglyphs, which are rock carvings. If you want to get in touch with the city's Old West roots, rent a horse for a ride through the desert. Just remember that it gets very hot during the summer in Phoenix so it's usually best to schedule the outdoor activities for the morning before the sun is full-force. Leave Chicago behind long enough to treat yourself to a Phoenix vacation. Give our smart search engine a try to see all the cheap flights from Chicago to Phoenix.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Phoenix, AZ

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

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

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

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 Phoenix.

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

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

Returning to Chicago from Phoenix

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

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

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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 from Chicago to Phoenix
3h 41m
Average temperature for October in Phoenix
91.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Phoenix
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Phoenix

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA)

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
United Airlines
$56 $356 No cancel fee 69%
Frontier
$56 $213 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$61 $228 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$92 $317 No cancel fee 71%
Sun Country Air
$101 $169 No cancel fee 83%
Delta
$107 $315 No cancel fee N/A
Allegiant Air
$150 $328 No cancel fee 88%
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.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 34% of CHI to PHX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 33% of CHI to PHX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 26% of CHI to PHX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 7% 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
31 daily flights
Monday
55 daily flights
Tuesday
49 daily flights
Wednesday
49 daily flights
Thursday
40 daily flights
Friday
47 daily flights
Saturday
21 daily flights
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