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

Popular flights from Chicago to Austin

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 15, 2016 May 18, 2016 $1,116
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 21, 2016 May 24, 2016 $117
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 7, 2016 May 11, 2016 $128
May 14, 2016 May 28, 2016 $128
May 21, 2016 May 28, 2016 $128
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $128
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 23, 2016 May 24, 2016 $175

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Austin, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $165.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Chicago to Austin 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 Chicago to Austin

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $128 $252
7-14 days $128 $205
14-21 days $117 $205
21-30 days $128 $241
30-60 days $128 $210
60-90 days $168 $230
90+ days $138 $230

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Austin

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$135 $169 $138 $197 $166 $117 $233

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to Austin

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Chicago Austin American 5/21/16 5/24/16 0 $117
June Chicago Austin Frontier 6/4/16 6/8/16 0 $128
July Chicago Austin American 7/16/16 7/19/16 0 $168
August Chicago Austin Frontier 8/17/16 8/24/16 0 $151
September Chicago Austin Frontier 9/7/16 9/10/16 0 $138
October Chicago Austin Frontier 10/5/16 10/12/16 0 $138
November Chicago Austin American 11/3/16 11/7/16 0 $295
December Chicago Austin American 12/4/16 12/8/16 0 $314

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

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 Chicago to Austin.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$166
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$166 $117
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$117 $275
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$275 $166
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$166 $184
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$184

TIPSave $11 by flying into Dallas - Ft Worth instead of Austin from Chicago

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

Your Chicago to Austin 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 Chicago to Austin is $226.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Austin is $172.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to Austin
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 07:09 20:10
Frontier 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 16:40 16:40
United 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 09:53 19:40

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

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 Chicago to Austin. 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 Chicago to Austin is $114.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Austin is $172.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Indianapolis to Austin American, Alaska, United $228
Milwaukee to Austin American, Alaska, Frontier, United $248
Madison to Austin American, Alaska, United $332
Green Bay to Austin American, Alaska, United $452
Grand Rapids to Austin American, Alaska, United $248
Peoria to Austin American, United $342
Moline to Austin American, Alaska, United $322
Ft Wayne to Austin American, Alaska, United $402
Lansing to Austin American, Alaska, United $399
Appleton to Austin Alaska, United $462
South Bend to Austin United $450
Bloomington - Normal to Austin American $440
Dubuque to Austin American Check Dates
Kalamazoo to Austin American, United $406
Toledo to Austin American $385
Champaign to Austin American $426
Springfield to Austin American, United $342
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $87
Chicago to Houston American, Spirit, United $117
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to San Antonio American, Alaska, United $271
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $107
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $147
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $137
Chicago to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Indianapolis to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United $203
Milwaukee to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Frontier, United $88
Chicago to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $152
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $147

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Austin (CHI to AUS)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to Austin 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 Chicago to Austin.

Chicago to Austin
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American DFW X X X X X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
Frontier - X X X X
Frontier DEN 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 Chicago and Austin, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Chicago to Austin Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to Austin?
Answer: The average Chicago to Austin flight time is 2 hours and 49 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and Austin?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Austin is 977 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Austin?
Answer: There are 53 direct flights from Chicago to Austin.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to Austin?
Answer: American Airlines provides 49% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Austin.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Austin?
Answer: Atlanta, GA
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