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FareCompare's flight comparison tool will search through all flights and plane tickets from Houston to Chicago, finding you the most direct flight for the best price. Whether you prefer round-trip or one-way tickets, FareCompare will find the cheapest flight from Houston to Chicago so you can spend time planning the fun parts of traveling.

Cheap Flights from Houston to Chicago - HOU to CHI

Cheap 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.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 15, 2015 Sep 23, 2015 $127
Sep 19, 2015 Oct 3, 2015 $127
Sep 19, 2015 Oct 3, 2015 $127
Sep 22, 2015 Sep 24, 2015 $127
Sep 22, 2015 Sep 24, 2015 $127
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 29, 2015 Oct 6, 2015 $80
US Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 15, 2015 Sep 27, 2015 $92
Oct 5, 2015 Oct 7, 2015 $92
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 26, 2015 Sep 1, 2015 $87
Sep 15, 2015 Sep 23, 2015 $87
Sep 15, 2015 Sep 19, 2015 $87
Sep 26, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 $87
Oct 7, 2015 Oct 14, 2015 $87

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 $83.

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 $217 $237
7-14 days $98 $133
14-21 days $81 $133
21-30 days $81 $140
30-60 days $80 $131
60-90 days $81 $133
90+ days $81 $156

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
$88 $80 $81 $85 $86 $81 $85

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
August Houston Chicago Spirit 8/19/15 8/26/15 0 $81
September Houston Chicago Spirit 9/9/15 9/15/15 0 $80
October Houston Chicago Spirit 10/3/15 10/6/15 0 $81
November Houston Chicago Spirit 11/3/15 11/7/15 0 $81
December Houston Chicago Spirit 12/9/15 12/15/15 0 $81
January Houston Chicago Spirit 1/12/16 1/13/16 0 $117
February Houston Chicago United 2/6/16 2/7/16 0 $117
March Houston Chicago Spirit 3/9/16 3/15/16 0 $117

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
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$287
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$287 $217
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$217 $81
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$81 $89
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$89 $117
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$117

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 $145.

The average price for non-stop flights from Houston to Chicago is $96.

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 4 3 4 08:00 17:55
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 07:10 19:09
United 11 11 10 11 12 8 10 06:00 19:17

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 $62.

The average price for round trip flights from Houston to Chicago is $96.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Austin to Chicago Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Frontier $117
San Antonio to Chicago United, American, US Airways $234
Killeen to Chicago Alaska, United, US Airways, American $325
Waco to Chicago Alaska, US Airways, American $305
Lake Charles to Chicago United, US Airways, American $305
Corpus Christi to Chicago United, US Airways, American $278
Tyler to Chicago Alaska, United, American, US Airways $292
College Station to Chicago Alaska, United, American, US Airways $287
Houston to New York Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Spirit, JetBlue $155
Houston to Atlanta United, American, US Airways, Spirit $135
Houston to Milwaukee Alaska, United, US Airways, American $270
Houston to Detroit United, US Airways, American, Spirit $195
Houston to Dallas - Ft Worth United, US Airways, American $156
Houston to Indianapolis United, American, US Airways $247
Austin to Milwaukee United, US Airways, American $258
Austin to New York United, US Airways, American, JetBlue, Virgin America $175
San Antonio to Milwaukee United, American, US Airways $308
Houston to Minneapolis - St Paul United, US Airways, American, Spirit, Frontier $137
Houston to Los Angeles Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Spirit, Frontier $154
Houston to Washington United, US Airways, American $172
Houston to South Bend United, US Airways $234
Houston to Madison United, American, US Airways, Frontier $358
Houston to Grand Rapids United, American, US Airways $356
Houston to St Louis United, US Airways, American $265
Houston to Denver Alaska, United, US Airways, American, Spirit, Frontier $117
Austin to Atlanta United, US Airways, American, Frontier $117
San Antonio to Atlanta United, US Airways, American $242
Houston to Toronto Air Canada, Alaska, United, American, US Airways, WestJet, JetBlue, Porter $321
Houston to Las Vegas Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Spirit, Frontier $175
Houston to Baltimore United, American, US Airways, Spirit $182

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 ATL X X X X X X X
Spirit - X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
US Airways CLT X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest DAL 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 45 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 109 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 63% 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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