Cheap flights from Chicago to Hobby (CHI - HOU)

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The best prices from Chicago to Houston Hobby are usually found in August or July, booked 19 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Hobby (HOU)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to HOU flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Hobby flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Hobby.
CHI - HOU
Price
$88 - $205
HOU
Temperature
66.2 - 95 °F
HOU
Precipitation
3.1 - 6.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 33% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

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

Average price

$123

Average for round-trip flights in September 2021

Round-trip from

$88

From Chicago to Houston Hobby

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 Houston Hobby Airport?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Houston Hobby Airport.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 18 days in advance to save up to 21% 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 18 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 Houston Hobby Airport 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $128, or $164 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Houston Hobby Airport from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $136 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $37. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport (CHI - HOU)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 18% on flights from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Hobby in September, October 2021

The best prices found for CHI to HOU flights for September, October
16 Oct - 22 Oct
$171pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Oct - 2 Nov
$171pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
5 Oct - 13 Oct
$173pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Hobby 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Hobby from Chicago found for this year
7 Nov - 12 Nov
$148pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Southwest
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Southwest
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
7 Nov - 12 Nov
$157pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Southwest
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Southwest
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
29 Oct - 2 Nov
$171pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway

Non-stop flights to Hobby from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Hobby direct flight deals
7 Nov - 12 Nov
$148pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Southwest
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Southwest
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway

Last minute flights from Chicago to Hobby

Late deals on round-trip flights to Hobby from Chicago, departing today and this week
27 Sep - 1 Oct
$175pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
27 Sep - 1 Oct
$175pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Sep - 24 Sep
$189pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Hobby from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Hobby
7:42 am - 1:54 pm
Delta
1 Stop
6h 12m
MDW - HOU
Delta
$130
Delta
12:24 pm - 12:06 pm
Allegiant Air
2 Stops
23h 42m
MDW - HOU
Allegiant Air
$131
Gotogate
3:10 pm - 11:59 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
20h 49m
ORD - HOU
Multiple Airlines
$147
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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Hobby

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines flying from Chicago to Houston Hobby have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport 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 Houston Hobby Airport 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.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Southwest for just $148, but on average you can expect to pay $182.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 1 direct flight from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport is less than $148.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport round-trip?

Flying on Southwest is currently your cheapest option to Houston Hobby Airport, with prices starting at $148. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Delta and American Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $171 and $189, respectively.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport one-way?

$66 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Allegiant Air. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and American Airlines, with prices starting from $86 and $98, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Hobby (HOU)

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

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

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

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 Houston Hobby.

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

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

Returning to Chicago from Houston Hobby

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

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

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Hobby

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

Destination information for Hobby

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Hobby.
Flight duration from Chicago to Houston Hobby
2h 32m
Average temperature for September in Hobby
91.4 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Hobby
3.9 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Houston

Top 4 airlines flying from Chicago to Houston Hobby

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Hobby 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
American Airlines
$48 $177 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$59 $187 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$48 $216 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$87 $261 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Hobby

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Hobby.
Morning 6 AM to noon 60% of CHI to HOU departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 21% of CHI to HOU departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 11% of CHI to HOU departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 8% of CHI to HOU departures
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Hobby
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Hobby.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
10 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
10 daily flights
Friday
10 daily flights
Saturday
10 daily flights