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Cheap Flights from Houston to Chicago, IL, United States - HOU to CHI Last modified: May 30, 2016 1:12 AM

Popular flights from Houston to Chicago Last modified: May 30, 2016 1:12 AM

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
Sep 15, 2016 Sep 19, 2016 $770
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 6, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $182
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 26, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $157
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $157
Sep 9, 2016 Sep 11, 2016 $157
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $157
Sep 12, 2016 Sep 16, 2016 $157
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 6, 2016 Jul 13, 2016 $197
Aug 17, 2016 Aug 21, 2016 $197

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 $170.

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 $267 $245
7-14 days $207 $170
14-21 days $192 $220
21-30 days $182 $195
30-60 days $177 $190
60-90 days $157 $170
90+ days $154 $167

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 $182 $167 $160 $157 $160 $192

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 United 5/30/16 5/30/16 0 $705
June Houston Chicago Spirit 6/6/16 6/8/16 1 $170
July Houston Chicago Spirit 7/20/16 7/27/16 0 $177
August Houston Chicago Spirit 8/26/16 8/30/16 0 $157
September Houston Chicago Spirit 9/9/16 9/11/16 0 $157
October Houston Chicago Spirit 10/5/16 10/9/16 0 $157
November Houston Chicago Spirit 11/4/16 11/10/16 0 $154
December Houston Chicago American 12/1/16 12/5/16 1 $338

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
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$297
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$297 $257
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$257 $207
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$207 $232
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$232 $272
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$272

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 $397.

The average price for non-stop flights from Houston to Chicago is $193.

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 5 4 3 4 06:40 17:20
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 06:00 18:49
United 11 12 12 12 12 8 12 05:10 19:55

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 $172.

The average price for round trip flights from Houston to Chicago is $340.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Austin to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $128
San Antonio to Chicago American, Alaska, United $283
Killeen to Chicago American, Alaska, United $379
Waco to Chicago American, Alaska $472
Lake Charles to Chicago American, United $492
Corpus Christi to Chicago American, United $300
Tyler to Chicago American, Alaska $384
College Station to Chicago American, Alaska, United $372
Houston to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $263
Houston to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $126
Houston to Milwaukee American, United $362
Houston to Detroit American, Alaska, Spirit, United $213
Houston to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United $177
Houston to Indianapolis American, United $303
Austin to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Frontier, United $298
Austin to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $193
San Antonio to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Frontier, United $284
Houston to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Spirit, United $174
Houston to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $193
Houston to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $213
Houston to South Bend American, United $396
Houston to Madison American, Alaska, Frontier, United $348
Houston to Grand Rapids American, United $342
Houston to St Louis American, Alaska, United $301
Houston to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $108
Austin to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $136
San Antonio to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $128
Houston to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, United, WestJet $458
Houston to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $126
Houston to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $177

Airlines Flying from Houston to Chicago (HOU to CHI) Number of flights searched: 235Last modified: May 30, 2016 1:12 AM

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 ATL 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 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 47 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 115 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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