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Cheap Flights from Ottawa to Chicago, IL, United States - YOW to CHI Last modified: 26-May-2016 1:57 PM

Popular flights from Ottawa to Chicago Last modified: 26-May-2016 1:57 PM

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.

Air Canada
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
2-Aug-2016 5-Aug-2016 $477
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
5-Aug-2016 8-Aug-2016 $542
Porter Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
28-Jun-2016 3-Jul-2016 $383
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
23-Jun-2016 26-Jun-2016 $488
21-Jul-2016 25-Jul-2016 $488
WestJet
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
1-Jun-2016 3-Jun-2016 $577

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Ottawa to Chicago (YOW to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Ottawa to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $408.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Ottawa to Chicago (YOW to CHI)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $1,425 $577
7-14 days $848 $443
14-21 days $538 $424
21-30 days $518 $399
30-60 days $518 $383
60-90 days $542 $411
90+ days $518 $411

Cheapest Day To Fly from Ottawa to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$395 $383 $401 $411 $411 $399 $456

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Ottawa to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June Ottawa Chicago Porter 28/06/16 03/07/16 1 $383
July Ottawa Chicago Porter 13/07/16 18/07/16 1 $401
August Ottawa Chicago Porter 02/08/16 05/08/16 1 $411
September Ottawa Chicago Porter 04/09/16 07/09/16 1 $411
October Ottawa Chicago Porter 06/10/16 09/10/16 1 $411
November Ottawa Chicago Porter 04/11/16 09/11/16 1 $456
March Ottawa Chicago United 09/03/17 13/03/17 0 $559
April Ottawa Chicago United 06/04/17 10/04/17 0 $538

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$534
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$534 $518
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$518 $520
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$520

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Ottawa to Chicago (YOW to CHI)

Your Ottawa 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 Ottawa to Chicago is $511.

The average price for non-stop flights from Ottawa to Chicago is $523.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Ottawa to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 06:00 17:20

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Ottawa to Chicago (YOW 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa to Chicago is $278.

The average price for round trip flights from Ottawa to Chicago is $511.

Ottawa to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Ottawa to Chicago?
Answer: The average Ottawa to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 13 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Ottawa and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Ottawa to Chicago is 1049 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Ottawa to Chicago?
Answer: There are 27 direct flights from Ottawa to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Ottawa to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Ottawa and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Ottawa to Chicago?
Answer: Detroit, MI

Airlines Flying from Ottawa to Chicago (YOW to CHI) Number of flights searched: 164Last modified: 26-May-2016 1:57 PM

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

Ottawa to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American PHL X X X X X X X
Air Canada YYZ X X X X X X X
Delta DTW X X X X X X X
Delta DTW / MSP X X X X X X X
Porter YTZ X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAD X X X X X X X
WestJet YYC X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Ottawa 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 Ottawa - YOW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Ottawa to Toronto Air Canada, Porter, WestJet $222

Cheap International Flights from Ottawa - YOW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Ottawa to New York American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Porter, United, WestJet $286
Ottawa to Milwaukee American, Air Canada, United, WestJet $364

Cheap Domestic Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Syracuse to Chicago American, JetBlue, United $376
Albany to Chicago American, United $305
Rochester to Chicago American, United $338
Burlington to Chicago American, United $379
Ithaca to Chicago American, United $457
Albany to Milwaukee American, United $403
Rochester to Atlanta American, United $265
Rochester to Milwaukee American, United $387
Syracuse to Milwaukee American, United $535
Syracuse to Atlanta American, United $364
Syracuse to New York JetBlue $212
Burlington to Milwaukee American, United $481
Montreal to Toronto Air Inuit, Air Canada, Provincial, Porter, Air Transat, WestJet $183
Rochester to New York JetBlue $178
Burlington to New York JetBlue $165
Albany to South Bend United $613
Ithaca to Milwaukee American Check Dates
Rochester to Indianapolis American, United $385
Syracuse to Indianapolis American, United $418
Albany to Indianapolis American, United $468

Cheap International Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Montreal to Chicago Air Inuit, American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Spirit, Provincial, Porter, United, WestJet $307
Kingston to Chicago Air Canada, United Check Dates
Montreal to New York Air Inuit, American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Provincial, Porter, United, WestJet $251
Montreal to Milwaukee American, Air Canada, United, WestJet $343
Montreal to Detroit American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Spirit, Porter, United, WestJet $444
Montreal to Atlanta American, Air Canada, Alaska, Frontier, Porter, United, WestJet $435
Montreal to Indianapolis American, Air Canada, United, WestJet $335
Cheap Flights from Ottawa to Chicago, IL, United States, from $295 Round trip from YOW to CHI