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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Houston, TX, United States - CHI to HOU

Popular flights from Chicago to Houston

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.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 11, 2016 May 14, 2016 $202
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 18, 2016 $117
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 18, 2016 $157
May 11, 2016 May 18, 2016 $157

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to Houston (CHI to HOU)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Houston, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $139.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to Houston (CHI to HOU)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $164 $197
7-14 days $137 $160
14-21 days $117 $150
21-30 days $132 $146
30-60 days $137 $150
60-90 days $157 $170
90+ days $156 $170

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Houston

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$127 $117 $137 $147 $132 $127 $187

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to Houston

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
April Chicago Houston Spirit 4/30/16 5/17/16 0 $164
May Chicago Houston Spirit 5/17/16 5/18/16 0 $117
June Chicago Houston Spirit 6/1/16 6/7/16 0 $137
July Chicago Houston Spirit 7/13/16 8/2/16 0 $157
August Chicago Houston Spirit 8/10/16 8/16/16 0 $157
September Chicago Houston Spirit 9/21/16 9/23/16 0 $156
October Chicago Houston Spirit 10/4/16 10/11/16 0 $157
November Chicago Houston Spirit 11/3/16 11/6/16 0 $157

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

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 Houston.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$157
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$157 $147
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$147 $132
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$132 $177
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$177 $157
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$157

TIPSave $29 by flying into Austin instead of Houston from Chicago

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Chicago to Houston (CHI to HOU)

Your Chicago to Houston 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 Houston is $250.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Houston is $184.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to Houston
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 07:49 20:55
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 09:35 19:00
United 11 11 11 11 11 9 11 05:00 21:18

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to Houston (CHI to HOU)

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 Houston. 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 Houston is $70.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Houston is $184.

Chicago to Houston Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to Houston?
Answer: The average Chicago to Houston flight time is 2 hours and 47 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and Houston?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Houston is 925 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Houston?
Answer: There are 116 direct flights from Chicago to Houston.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to Houston?
Answer: United Airlines provides 64% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Houston.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Houston?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Houston (CHI to HOU)

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

Chicago to Houston
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 CVG X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
Spirit - X X X X X X X
Spirit MSP X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest MEM X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $79
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $97
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $147
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $132
Chicago to Austin American, Alaska, Frontier, United $117
Chicago to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $71
Chicago to San Antonio American, Alaska, United $277
Chicago to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $71
Chicago to New Orleans American, Spirit, United $97
Chicago to Miami American, Alaska, Frontier, United $117

Cheap Domestic Flights to Houston - HOU

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Indianapolis to Houston American, Alaska, United $283
Milwaukee to Houston American, Alaska, Frontier, United $346
Grand Rapids to Houston American, United $425
Peoria to Houston American, United $336
Moline to Houston American, United $234
Madison to Houston American, Alaska, United $270
Green Bay to Houston American, United $412
Kalamazoo to Houston American, United $412
Ft Wayne to Houston American, United $332
Bloomington - Normal to Houston American $352
Springfield to Houston American, United $322
Lansing to Houston American, Alaska, United $820
Appleton to Houston United $412
Toledo to Houston American $453
South Bend to Houston United $973
Champaign to Houston American $351
Dubuque to Houston American $469
Indianapolis to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United $216
Milwaukee to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Frontier, United $88
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Houston, TX, United States, from $117 Round trip from CHI to HOU