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Cheap Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago, IL, United States - PHL to CHI Last modified: May 28, 2016 7:43 AM

Popular flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Last modified: May 28, 2016 7:43 AM

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Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 29, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 $3,344
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 21, 2016 $178
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 20, 2016 Sep 9, 2016 $108
Aug 20, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 $108
Aug 20, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 $108
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $108
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $108
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $143
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $143

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Philadelphia to Chicago (PHL to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Philadelphia to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $144.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Philadelphia to Chicago (PHL to CHI)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $262 $350
7-14 days $143 $328
14-21 days $136 $244
21-30 days $179 $244
30-60 days $179 $243
60-90 days $108 $232
90+ days $108 $271

Cheapest Day To Fly from Philadelphia to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$169 $136 $138 $156 $158 $108 $138

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Philadelphia to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Philadelphia Chicago American 5/29/16 6/5/16 0 $262
June Philadelphia Chicago Frontier 6/14/16 6/21/16 0 $136
July Philadelphia Chicago American 7/26/16 7/26/16 0 $179
August Philadelphia Chicago Frontier 8/20/16 8/23/16 0 $108
September Philadelphia Chicago Frontier 9/7/16 9/10/16 0 $108
October Philadelphia Chicago Frontier 10/9/16 10/11/16 0 $108
November Philadelphia Chicago American 11/10/16 11/14/16 1 $280
December Philadelphia Chicago American 12/19/16 12/26/16 0 $293

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$313
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$313 $179
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$179 $165
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$165 $179
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$179 $230
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$230
TIPSave $77 by flying into Indianapolis instead of Chicago from Philadelphia

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago (PHL to CHI)

Your Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Chicago is $1,036.

The average price for non-stop flights from Philadelphia to Chicago is $155.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Philadelphia to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 9 9 9 9 9 8 9 05:00 20:30
Frontier 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 07:00 19:35
United 6 6 6 6 6 4 5 05:50 20:04

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago (PHL 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Chicago is $173.

The average price for round trip flights from Philadelphia to Chicago is $952.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
New York to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $81
Washington to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $98
Newark to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $159
Baltimore to Chicago American, Spirit, United $106
Hartford to Chicago American, United $339
Richmond to Chicago American, United $257
Westchester County to Chicago American, United $328
Harrisburg to Chicago American, United $355
Long Island MacArthur to Chicago American $432
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to Chicago American, United $165
Newburgh to ChicagoCheck Dates
Atlantic City to ChicagoCheck Dates
New Haven to Chicago American $245
Wilkes - Barre to Chicago American, United $375
Binghamton to Chicago American, United $328
Elmira - Corning to Chicago American $352
State College to Chicago American, United $437
Ithaca to Chicago American, United $352
Salisbury - Ocean City to Chicago American $435
Williamsport to Chicago American Check Dates
New York to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $147
New York to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $292
New York to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Porter, United, WestJet $173
New York to Detroit American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $167
New York to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, airBaltic, Condor, OpenSkies, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Kuwait, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, City Jet $632
New York to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $159
New York to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
New York to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $153
New York to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Sun Country, United $247
New York to Miami American, Frontier, United $135

Airlines Flying from Philadelphia to Chicago (PHL to CHI) Number of flights searched: 174Last modified: May 28, 2016 7:43 AM

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

Philadelphia to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
JetBlue BOS X X X X X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
Frontier - X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAD X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest BNA X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Philadelphia to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Philadelphia to Chicago?
Answer: The average Philadelphia to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 21 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Philadelphia and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Philadelphia to Chicago is 676 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Philadelphia to Chicago?
Answer: There are 108 direct flights from Philadelphia to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Philadelphia to Chicago?
Answer: American Airlines provides 57% of the non-stop flights between Philadelphia and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Philadelphia to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA
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