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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
Oct 7, 2015 Oct 13, 2015 $87
Oct 7, 2015 Oct 14, 2015 $87
Oct 13, 2015 Oct 14, 2015 $87
Oct 13, 2015 Oct 20, 2015 $87
Oct 14, 2015 Oct 21, 2015 $87
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 12, 2015 Sep 15, 2015 $97
Sep 12, 2015 Sep 23, 2015 $97
Sep 12, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 $97
Sep 13, 2015 Sep 15, 2015 $97
Sep 13, 2015 Sep 17, 2015 $97
US Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Oct 13, 2015 Oct 20, 2015 $87
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Oct 14, 2015 Oct 27, 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 $94.

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 $137 $190
7-14 days $97 $98
14-21 days $96 $91
21-30 days $87 $91
30-60 days $87 $119
60-90 days $97 $129
90+ days $97 $149

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
$97 $87 $87 $97 $97 $97 $97

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
September Houston Chicago US Airways 9/29/15 10/7/15 0 $86
October Houston Chicago American 10/3/15 10/6/15 0 $87
November Houston Chicago United 11/4/15 11/7/15 0 $87
December Houston Chicago Spirit 12/1/15 12/3/15 0 $97
January Houston Chicago Spirit 1/8/16 1/11/16 0 $97
February Houston Chicago Spirit 2/4/16 2/7/16 0 $97
March Houston Chicago Spirit 3/8/16 3/22/16 0 $97
April Houston Chicago Spirit 4/6/16 4/10/16 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
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$97
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$97 $137
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$137 $97
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
$97 $97
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$97 $97
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$97

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 $119.

The average price for non-stop flights from Houston to Chicago is $102.

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 2 4 08:00 18:00
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 07:18 15:55
United 11 10 11 11 11 9 11 05:38 19:10

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 $58.

The average price for round trip flights from Houston to Chicago is $99.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Austin to Chicago Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Frontier $80
San Antonio to Chicago United, US Airways, American $255
Killeen to Chicago Alaska, United, US Airways, American $376
Waco to Chicago Alaska, US Airways, American $310
Lake Charles to Chicago United, US Airways, American $273
Corpus Christi to Chicago United, US Airways, American $296
Tyler to Chicago Alaska, United, US Airways, American $270
College Station to Chicago Alaska, United, US Airways, American $184
Houston to New York US Airways, JetBlue, United, American, Spirit $262
Houston to Atlanta Alaska, United, US Airways, American, Spirit $107
Houston to Milwaukee Alaska, United, US Airways, American $316
Houston to Detroit Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Spirit $166
Houston to Dallas - Ft Worth Alaska, United, American, US Airways $153
Houston to Indianapolis United, American, US Airways $267
Austin to Milwaukee United, American, US Airways $286
Austin to New York United, US Airways, American, JetBlue, Virgin America $166
San Antonio to Milwaukee United, US Airways, American $318
Houston to Minneapolis - St Paul Alaska, United, US Airways, American, Spirit, Frontier $97
Houston to Los Angeles United, Alaska, American, US Airways, Spirit, Frontier $97
Houston to Washington United, American, US Airways $194
Houston to South Bend United, American, US Airways $234
Houston to Madison United, US Airways, American, Frontier $352
Houston to Grand Rapids United, US Airways, American $353
Houston to St Louis United, US Airways, American $279
Houston to Denver Alaska, United, US Airways, American, Spirit, Frontier $58
Austin to Atlanta United, American, US Airways, Frontier $80
San Antonio to Atlanta United, American, US Airways $237
Houston to Toronto Alaska, US Airways, WestJet, JetBlue, Air Canada, United, American $383
Houston to Las Vegas Alaska, United, US Airways, American, Spirit, Frontier $100
Houston to Baltimore United, US Airways, American, Spirit $127

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 CLT X X X X X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
Spirit - X X X X X X X
Spirit MSP 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 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 43 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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