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Flights from Houston to Chicago, United States Last modified: Dec 3, 2016 1:38 -05:00

Houston to Chicago Last modified: Dec 3, 2016 1:38 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 27,007,995,372 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Houston to Chicago. Spirit & American frequently offer the best deals on Houston to Chicago flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Spirit
HOUCHI
Tue 12/13
nonstop
CHIHOU
Wed 12/14
nonstop
$149
American
HOUCHI
Fri 2/3
nonstop
CHIHOU
Sun 2/5
nonstop
$167
United
HOUCHI
Fri 1/13
nonstop
CHIHOU
Tue 1/17
nonstop
$175

How Much is a Flight from Houston to Chicago? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Houston to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $190.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Houston to Chicago?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Houston to Chicago based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Houston to Chicago? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Houston to Chicago.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $283 $364
7-14 days $149 $338
14-21 days $287 $321
21-30 days $243 $321
30-60 days $175 $256
60-90 days $167 $256
90+ days $233 $246

Cheapest Day To Fly from Houston to Chicago Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 27,015,131,706 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Houston to Chicago is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$208 $149 $179 $187 $167 $209 $229

Compare Flight Prices from Houston to Chicago by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Houston to Chicago flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
December Houston Chicago Spirit 12/13/16 12/14/16 0 $149
January Houston Chicago United 1/13/17 1/17/17 0 $175
February Houston Chicago American 2/3/17 2/5/17 0 $167
March Houston Chicago Spirit 3/3/17 3/6/17 0 $266
April Houston Chicago Spirit 4/20/17 4/26/17 0 $265
May Houston Chicago Spirit 5/4/17 5/8/17 0 $233
June Houston Chicago Spirit 6/21/17 6/24/17 0 $337
July Houston Chicago Spirit 7/6/17 7/12/17 0 $337

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Houston to Chicago Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Houston to Chicago. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$251
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$251 $249
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$249 $385
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
$385 $287
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$287 $207
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$207

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Houston to Chicago Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 Houston to Chicago is $309.

The average price for direct flights from Houston to Chicago is $275.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Houston to Chicago - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 08:15 16:50
Spirit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 07:15 07:15
United 12 12 12 12 12 8 10 05:15 19:16
Southwest 8 8 8 8 8 4 4 05:10 22:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Houston to Chicago Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Houston 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 Houston to Chicago is $149.

The average price for round trip flights from Houston to Chicago is $262.

Houston to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: The average Houston to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 31 minutes.
Question: How far is Chicago from Houston?
Answer: The distance from Houston to Chicago is 925 miles (1,488 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: There are 157 direct flights from Houston to Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular Houston airlines for direct flights from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 48% of the non-stop flights between Houston and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: Dallas, TX

Airlines in Houston flying to Chicago Last modified: Dec 3, 2016 1:38 -05:00Number of routes searched: 218Number of itineraries searched: 901,277

Wondering which airlines fly out of Houston to Chicago? We've gathered the average price of Houston airlines with flights to Chicago. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Houston to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
Spirit -
United -
American CVG
American DFW
American ICT
American SDF
Alaska SEA
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue JFK
Delta ATL
Delta DTW
Delta MSP
Delta CVG
Delta SLC
Frontier DEN
Spirit MSP
United ABQ
United ASE
United ATL
United AUS

Houston to Chicago Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Houston and Chicago. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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