Cheap flights from Chicago to Rochester (CHI - RST)

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The best prices from Chicago to Rochester are usually found in April or June, booked 22 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Friday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Rochester (RST)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to RST flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Rochester flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Rochester.
CHI - RST
Price
$147 - $305

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 36% potential price drop

Average price

$305

Average for round-trip flights in July 2021

Round-trip from

$147

From Chicago to Rochester

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 Rochester?

Departing on a Friday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 31% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 54 days in advance to save up to 29% 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 54 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 Rochester 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $133, or $165 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Rochester from Chicago. Prices for August average $144 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $54. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March. Opting for a August flight can save you 34% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Rochester (CHI - RST)?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Rochester at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 40% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Rochester in July, August 2021

The best prices found for CHI to RST flights for July, August
20 Aug - 24 Aug
$117pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Aug - 24 Aug
$127pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Aug - 24 Aug
$137pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway

Chicago to Rochester 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rochester from Chicago found for this year
20 Aug - 24 Aug
$117pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Aug - 24 Aug
$127pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Aug - 24 Aug
$137pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Rochester from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Rochester direct flight deals
20 Aug - 24 Aug
$117pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Aug - 24 Aug
$137pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
20 Aug - 22 Aug
$157pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Rochester

Late deals on round-trip flights to Rochester from Chicago, departing today and this week
30 Jul - 1 Aug
$239pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Jul - 27 Sep
$251pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Jul - 27 Sep
$255pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
RST
Rochester
RST
Rochester
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Rochester from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Rochester
11:12 am - 12:33 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 21m
ORD - RST
American Airlines
1:20 pm - 7:26 pm
Delta
2 Stops
6h 06m
MDW - RST
Delta
$458
Delta
3:55 pm - 12:56 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
21h 01m
ORD - RST
Multiple Airlines
$471
United

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Rochester

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Chicago to Rochester that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta. 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 Rochester from Chicago?

For a flight from Chicago to Rochester, you will be flying into Rochester. Rochester (RST) is just 7.0 mi from the center of the city. Rochester is the only Rochester airport and it handles 6 inbound flights from Chicago per day. 3 airlines have flights to Rochester from Chicago on a regular basis.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Rochester for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $117, but on average you can expect to pay $185.

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

Cheapflights has at least 14 direct flights from Chicago to Rochester under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Rochester is less than $262.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Rochester for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Rochester within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Rochester?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 3 flights depart from Chicago to Rochester on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 33% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 67% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Rochester?

With an average temperature of 84 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Rochester are colder than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Rochester?

Airlines like American Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Rochester in about 1h 14m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 1h 46m. Chicago and Rochester are separated by a distance of 269 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $117, American Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Rochester and back. In addition to American Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Delta for as low as $137. American Airlines is priced at 49% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $59 on American Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Delta from $69 and United Airlines from $416 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Rochester, MN

Can I fly to Rochester from Chicago right now?

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

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

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 Rochester.

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

Can I fly back to Chicago from Rochester?

Returning to Chicago from Rochester

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

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

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Destination information for Rochester

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Rochester.
Flight duration
1h 22m

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Rochester

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Rochester

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Rochester.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 57% of CHI to RST departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 32% of CHI to RST departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 10% of CHI to RST departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to RST departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Rochester
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Rochester.
Sunday
6 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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