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

Popular flights from Houston 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
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 12, 2016 $817
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 $212
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 19, 2016 May 24, 2016 $127
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 24, 2016 May 28, 2016 $184
May 24, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $184

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 $150.

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 $223 $236
7-14 days $127 $150
14-21 days $127 $150
21-30 days $147 $155
30-60 days $166 $175
60-90 days $195 $190
90+ days $156 $169

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
$170 $137 $137 $127 $155 $137 $187

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
May Houston Chicago Spirit 5/19/16 5/24/16 0 $127
June Houston Chicago Spirit 6/1/16 6/6/16 0 $147
July Houston Chicago Spirit 7/12/16 7/19/16 1 $190
August Houston Chicago Spirit 8/25/16 8/28/16 0 $157
September Houston Chicago Spirit 9/15/16 9/20/16 0 $156
October Houston Chicago Spirit 10/7/16 10/11/16 0 $157
November Houston Chicago United 11/4/16 11/6/16 0 $356
December Houston Chicago Spirit 12/2/16 12/5/16 0 $157

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
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$157
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$157 $127
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$127 $197
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$197 $147
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$147 $207
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$207

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 $425.

The average price for non-stop flights from Houston to Chicago is $211.

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 5 4 5 4 4 4 3 06:40 17:20
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 06:00 18:54
United 11 11 11 11 11 9 9 05:15 21:24

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 $199.

The average price for round trip flights from Houston to Chicago is $397.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Austin to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $128
San Antonio to Chicago American, Alaska, United $271
Killeen to Chicago American, Alaska, United $452
Waco to Chicago American, Alaska, United $316
Lake Charles to Chicago American, United $470
Corpus Christi to Chicago American, United $351
Tyler to Chicago American, Alaska $298
College Station to Chicago American, Alaska, United $452
Houston to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $262
Houston to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $117
Houston to Milwaukee American, United $401
Houston to Detroit American, Alaska, Spirit, United $227
Houston to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United $171
Houston to Indianapolis American, United $277
Austin to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $248
Austin to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $193
San Antonio to Milwaukee American, Frontier, United $308
Houston to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Spirit, United $177
Houston to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $157
Houston to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $192
Houston to South Bend United $328
Houston to Madison American, Alaska, United $343
Houston to Grand Rapids American, Alaska, United $404
Houston to St Louis American, Alaska, United $263
Houston to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $89
Austin to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $121
San Antonio to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $88
Houston to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, WestJet $458
Houston to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $98
Houston to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $177

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 MSP 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 STL 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 42 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 113 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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