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

Popular flights from Houston to Chicago

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 12, 2016 Apr 19, 2016 $586
Apr 19, 2016 Apr 26, 2016 $586
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 17, 2016 Feb 24, 2016 $132
Feb 24, 2016 Mar 2, 2016 $132
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 9, 2016 May 11, 2016 $324
May 18, 2016 May 24, 2016 $324
May 21, 2016 May 25, 2016 $324
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 24, 2016 Mar 1, 2016 $87
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 22, 2016 Mar 29, 2016 $84

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

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 $109.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 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 Houston to Chicago

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $132 $239
7-14 days $87 $214
14-21 days $97 $177
21-30 days $94 $190
30-60 days $84 $170
60-90 days $85 $164
90+ days $151 $164

Cheapest Day To Fly from Houston to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$117 $84 $85 $112 $117 $94 $157

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Houston to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Houston Chicago Spirit 2/24/16 3/1/16 0 $87
March Houston Chicago United 3/22/16 3/29/16 0 $84
April Houston Chicago United 4/13/16 4/27/16 0 $85
May Houston Chicago United 5/4/16 5/10/16 0 $87
June Houston Chicago Spirit 6/8/16 6/14/16 0 $157
July Houston Chicago Spirit 7/19/16 7/20/16 0 $227
August Houston Chicago Spirit 8/28/16 8/29/16 0 $151
September Houston Chicago Spirit 9/20/16 9/21/16 0 $151

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$128
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$128 $97
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$97 $94
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$94 $112
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$112 $151
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$151

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

Your Houston 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 Houston to Chicago is $297.

The average price for non-stop flights from Houston to Chicago is $117.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Houston to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 07:00 16:43
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 07:55 18:28
United 12 11 11 11 10 9 11 05:25 21:34

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Houston to Chicago (HOU 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 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 $127.

The average price for round trip flights from Houston to Chicago is $255.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Austin to Chicago American, Frontier, United $143
San Antonio to Chicago American, Alaska, United $268
Killeen to Chicago American, Alaska, United $386
Waco to Chicago American, Alaska, United $341
Lake Charles to Chicago American, United $442
Corpus Christi to Chicago American, Alaska, United $283
Tyler to Chicago American, Alaska, United $368
College Station to Chicago American, Alaska, United $397
Houston to New York American, JetBlue, United $210
Houston to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $112
Houston to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $346
Houston to Detroit American, Spirit, United $132
Houston to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United $166
Houston to Indianapolis American, Alaska, United $283
Austin to Milwaukee American, United $272
Austin to New York American, JetBlue, United $186
San Antonio to Milwaukee American, United $268
Houston to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Spirit, United $209
Houston to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $103
Houston to Washington American, JetBlue, Frontier, United $196
Houston to South Bend United $322
Houston to Madison American, Alaska, Frontier, United $271
Houston to Grand Rapids American, Alaska, United $326
Houston to St Louis American, United $291
Houston to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $78
Austin to Atlanta American, Frontier, United $139
San Antonio to Atlanta American, Frontier, United $148
Houston to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, United, WestJet $343
Houston to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $104
Houston to Baltimore American, Spirit, United $117

Airlines Flying from Houston to Chicago (HOU to CHI)

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

Houston to Chicago
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 SLC X X X X X X X
Spirit - X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest TUL X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Houston to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: The average Houston to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 41 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Houston and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Houston to Chicago is 925 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: There are 116 direct flights from Houston to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 64% of the non-stop flights between Houston and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA
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