Cheap flights from Chicago to Tucson (CHI - TUS)

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The best prices from Chicago to Tucson are usually found in August or July, booked 31 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Tucson (TUS)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to TUS flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Tucson flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Tucson.
CHI - TUS
Price
$226 - $412
TUS
Temperature
51.8 - 87.8 °F
TUS
Precipitation
0.2 - 2.4 inches

Popular in

October

High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 39% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$226

From Chicago (CHI) to Tucson

One-way from

$169

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Tucson

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 Tucson (CHI - TUS)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 3% on flights from Chicago to Tucson by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

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

Flights from Chicago to Tucson lean towards being more expensive in October. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Tucson in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $173.

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

Leaving on a Tuesday 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 4% on the overall cost on flights from Chicago to Tucson.

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

To save up to 30% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 31 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 Tucson from $467 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $540 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Tucson in November, December 2021

The best prices found for CHI to TUS flights for November, December
14 Dec - 14 Dec
$208pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Dec - 17 Jan
$220pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$240pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Tucson 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Tucson from Chicago found for next year
14 Dec - 14 Dec
$208pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Dec - 17 Jan
$220pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$240pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Tucson from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Tucson direct flight deals
12 Jan - 19 Jan
$237pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Jan - 25 Jan
$255pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Jan - 19 Jan
$257pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Tucson

Late deals on round-trip flights to Tucson from Chicago, departing today and this week
2 Dec - 2 Dec
$280pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Dec - 14 Dec
$302pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Dec - 15 Dec
$318pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
TUS
Tucson
TUS
Tucson
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Tucson from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Tucson
1:30 am - 6:40 am
Delta
1 Stop
6h 10m
MDW - TUS
Delta
$169
Delta
1:34 am - 4:20 am
Frontier
3 Stops
27h 46m
ORD - TUS
Frontier
$170
FlightHub
2:35 pm - 10:51 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
21h 16m
ORD - TUS
United Airlines
$197
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Tucson

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

Tucson (TUS) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Chicago to Tucson. You should not have trouble finding flights to Tucson from Chicago; the airport handles an average of 7 inbound flights from Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 4 airlines have flights to the Tucson airport from Chicago. It is only a 7.5 mi journey from Tucson (TUS) to Tucson’s city center.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Chicago to Tucson 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Tucson for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $153, but on average you can expect to pay $208.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Tucson for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Tucson under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Tucson is less than $296.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Tucson?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Thursday.

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

Per day, 4 flights depart from Chicago to Tucson on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 75% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 25% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Tucson?

There are many flights that can get you from Chicago to Tucson in 3h 54m. Fly via Frontier or American Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance between Chicago and Tucson is about 1443 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 Tucson round-trip?

Frontier, at $153, was found to be the cheapest airline from Chicago to Tucson. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be American Airlines. Users have found that Frontier is 58% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $97. Users have also found prices from $119 and $132 on American Airlines and Delta, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Tucson?

While on average a flight from Chicago to Tucson is generally $479, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $93. When looking at the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Tucson), you can expect to pay $218 for that flight.

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

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

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Tucson?

Before booking your flight to Tucson from Chicago, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Envoy Air (100%), Republic Airways (100%), United Airlines( 94%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Tucson, AZ

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

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

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

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 Tucson.

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

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

Returning to Chicago from Tucson

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

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

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Tucson, AZ

Alternative routes for Chicago to Tucson

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

Destination information for Tucson

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Tucson.
Flight duration from Chicago to TUS
3h 44m
Average temperature for November in Tucson
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Tucson
0.5 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Tucson

Top 3 airlines flying from Chicago to Tucson

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Tucson 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
Delta
$146 $465 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$186 $405 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$199 $429 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Tucson

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Tucson.
Morning 6 AM to noon 55% of CHI to TUS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 25% of CHI to TUS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 19% of CHI to TUS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to TUS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Tucson
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Tucson.
Sunday
8 daily flights
Monday
9 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
11 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
9 daily flights
Saturday
7 daily flights
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