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Cheap Flights from Austin to Chicago, IL, United States - AUS to CHI

Popular flights from Austin to Chicago

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 21, 2016 May 31, 2016 $404
May 21, 2016 May 25, 2016 $404
May 26, 2016 May 29, 2016 $404
May 28, 2016 May 31, 2016 $404
May 29, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 $404
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 7, 2016 May 17, 2016 $175
May 11, 2016 May 17, 2016 $175
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 4, 2016 May 7, 2016 $128
May 11, 2016 May 14, 2016 $128
May 18, 2016 May 21, 2016 $128
May 28, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 $128
May 28, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $128
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 24, 2016 $117

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Austin to Chicago (AUS to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Austin to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $153.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Austin to Chicago (AUS to CHI)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Austin to Chicago based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Austin to Chicago

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Austin to Chicago should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $128 $247
7-14 days $127 $236
14-21 days $117 $236
21-30 days $128 $233
30-60 days $128 $241
60-90 days $180 $267
90+ days $164 $251

Cheapest Day To Fly from Austin to Chicago

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Austin to Chicago.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$138 $117 $128 $127 $138 $128 $296

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Austin to Chicago

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Austin to Chicago.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
April Austin Chicago American 4/30/16 5/2/16 0 $300
May Austin Chicago United 5/17/16 5/24/16 0 $117
June Austin Chicago Frontier 6/4/16 6/8/16 0 $128
July Austin Chicago Frontier 7/27/16 8/3/16 0 $180
August Austin Chicago Frontier 8/17/16 8/20/16 0 $164
September Austin Chicago Frontier 9/7/16 9/12/16 0 $164
October Austin Chicago Frontier 10/12/16 10/17/16 0 $164
November Austin Chicago American 11/20/16 11/24/16 0 $436

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Austin to Chicago

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Austin to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$138
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$138 $127
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$127 $166
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$166 $316
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$316 $184
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$184

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Austin to Chicago (AUS to CHI)

Your Austin to Chicago flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Austin to Chicago is $295.

The average price for non-stop flights from Austin to Chicago is $180.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Austin to Chicago.

Nonstop Flight Details from Austin to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 07:40 18:25
Frontier 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 20:25 20:25
United 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 06:18 17:14

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Austin to Chicago (AUS to CHI)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Austin to Chicago. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Austin to Chicago is $113.

The average price for round trip flights from Austin to Chicago is $236.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Houston to Chicago American, Alaska, Spirit, United $107
Dallas - Ft Worth to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $87
San Antonio to Chicago American, Alaska, United $277
Killeen to Chicago American, Alaska, United $452
San Angelo to Chicago American, Alaska $352
Waco to Chicago American, Alaska, United $306
Corpus Christi to Chicago American, United $347
Tyler to Chicago American, Alaska $298
College Station to Chicago American, Alaska, United $482
Abilene to Chicago American, Alaska $373
Dallas - Ft Worth to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $88
Houston to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $283
Dallas - Ft Worth to Milwaukee American, Frontier, United $88
Dallas - Ft Worth to Detroit American, Alaska, Spirit, United $88
Houston to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $117
Houston to Milwaukee American, United $364
Dallas - Ft Worth to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Dallas - Ft Worth to St Louis American, Alaska, United $203
Dallas - Ft Worth to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $101
Dallas - Ft Worth to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United $81
Houston to Detroit American, Alaska, Spirit, United $217
Dallas - Ft Worth to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Virgin America $106
Houston to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United $173
Dallas - Ft Worth to Houston American, United $172
Dallas - Ft Worth to Indianapolis American, United $216
Dallas - Ft Worth to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $88
Dallas - Ft Worth to Louisville American, United $192
Dallas - Ft Worth to Madison American, Alaska, United $422
Dallas - Ft Worth to Boston American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $83
Dallas - Ft Worth to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $79

Airlines Flying from Austin to Chicago (AUS to CHI)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Austin to Chicago with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Austin to Chicago.

Austin to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American CLT X X X X X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
Frontier - X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAH X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest BNA X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Austin and Chicago, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Austin to Chicago Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Austin to Chicago?
Answer: The average Austin to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Austin and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Austin to Chicago is 977 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Austin to Chicago?
Answer: There are 56 direct flights from Austin to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Austin to Chicago?
Answer: American Airlines provides 48% of the non-stop flights between Austin and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Austin to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA
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