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Cheap Flights from Louisville to Chicago, IL, United States - SDF to CHI

Popular flights from Louisville 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.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 24, 2016 May 26, 2016 $205
May 31, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $205
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 24, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 $143

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Louisville to Chicago (SDF to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Louisville to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $191.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Louisville to Chicago (SDF to CHI)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Louisville 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 Louisville to Chicago

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $402 $409
7-14 days $261 $340
14-21 days $203 $355
21-30 days $143 $205
30-60 days $173 $205
60-90 days $203 $220
90+ days $143 $210

Cheapest Day To Fly from Louisville to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$213 $143 $148 $203 $223 $198 $213

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Louisville to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Louisville Chicago United 5/24/16 6/1/16 0 $143
June Louisville Chicago United 6/14/16 6/16/16 0 $173
July Louisville Chicago United 7/27/16 8/3/16 0 $203
August Louisville Chicago United 8/20/16 8/27/16 0 $173
September Louisville Chicago United 9/21/16 9/28/16 0 $143
October Louisville Chicago United 10/3/16 10/8/16 0 $148
November Louisville Chicago American 11/28/16 12/12/16 0 $258
December Louisville Chicago American 12/19/16 12/26/16 0 $276

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$402
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$402 $319
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$319 $286
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$286 $213
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$213 $301
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$301

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Louisville to Chicago (SDF to CHI)

Your Louisville 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 Louisville to Chicago is $264.

The average price for non-stop flights from Louisville to Chicago is $200.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Louisville to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 2 4 08:00 18:20
United 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 06:15 19:37

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Louisville to Chicago (SDF 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 Louisville 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 Louisville to Chicago is $88.

The average price for round trip flights from Louisville to Chicago is $176.

Louisville to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Louisville to Chicago?
Answer: The average Louisville to Chicago flight time is an hour and 30 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Louisville and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Louisville to Chicago is 286 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Louisville to Chicago?
Answer: There are 60 direct flights from Louisville to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Louisville to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 56% of the non-stop flights between Louisville and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Louisville to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Louisville to Chicago (SDF to CHI)

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

Louisville 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 DTW X X X X X X X
Delta ATL / CVG X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest TPA X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Cheap Domestic Flights from Louisville - SDF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Louisville to Milwaukee American, United $298
Louisville to Atlanta American $251

Cheap Domestic Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Columbus to Chicago American, United $185
Nashville to Chicago American, Frontier, United $87
Cincinnati to Chicago American, Public Charters, United $363
Knoxville to Chicago American, United $289
Indianapolis to Chicago American, United $91
Dayton to Chicago American, United $97
Lexington to Chicago American, United $185
Evansville to Chicago American, United $284
Champaign to Chicago American $277
Huntington to Chicago American, United $463
Nashville to Milwaukee American, United $326
Indianapolis to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $108
Indianapolis to Milwaukee American, United $312
Columbus to Milwaukee American, United $256
Columbus to Atlanta American, United $213
Columbus to New York American, United $229
Cincinnati to Milwaukee American, United $310
Nashville to Detroit American, United $232
Dayton to Milwaukee American, United $334
Nashville to Dallas - Ft Worth Boutique, American, United $217
Cincinnati to New York American, Spirit, United $254
Dayton to Atlanta American, United $203
Nashville to South Bend United $291
Indianapolis to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United $216
Cincinnati to Atlanta American, Frontier $88
Nashville to New York American, JetBlue, United $241
Columbus to Dallas - Ft Worth American, United $213
Knoxville to Milwaukee American, United $353
Cheap Flights from Louisville to Chicago, IL, United States, from $143 Round trip from SDF to CHI