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Cheap Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago, IL, United States - PHL to CHI

Popular flights from Philadelphia 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
Mar 5, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 $87
Mar 5, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 $87
Mar 5, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 $87
Mar 8, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 $87
Mar 8, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 $87
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 19, 2016 Apr 26, 2016 $124
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 17, 2016 $77
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 21, 2016 $77
Mar 24, 2016 Mar 28, 2016 $77
Mar 29, 2016 Mar 30, 2016 $77
Apr 5, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 $77
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 12, 2016 Apr 13, 2016 $83
Apr 19, 2016 Apr 26, 2016 $83

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 $77.

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 $127 $278
7-14 days $89 $149
14-21 days $81 $145
21-30 days $77 $145
30-60 days $77 $140
60-90 days $83 $140
90+ days $71 $149

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
$77 $77 $77 $77 $77 $77 $78

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
February Philadelphia Chicago Spirit 2/27/16 3/5/16 0 $89
March Philadelphia Chicago Spirit 3/14/16 3/17/16 0 $77
April Philadelphia Chicago Spirit 4/5/16 4/8/16 0 $77
May Philadelphia Chicago American 5/3/16 5/7/16 0 $87
June Philadelphia Chicago Spirit 6/7/16 6/14/16 0 $117
July Philadelphia Chicago Frontier 7/19/16 7/26/16 0 $158
August Philadelphia Chicago Spirit 8/25/16 9/1/16 0 $95
September Philadelphia Chicago Spirit 9/21/16 9/24/16 0 $81

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$117
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$117 $97
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$97 $81
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$81 $81
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$81 $81
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$81

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 $234.

The average price for non-stop flights from Philadelphia to Chicago is $92.

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 20:14
Spirit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 06:00 06:00
United 7 6 6 6 7 4 5 06:00 20:14

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 $111.

The average price for round trip flights from Philadelphia to Chicago is $92.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
New York to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $77
Washington to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $93
Newark to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $122
Baltimore to Chicago American, Spirit, United $77
Hartford to Chicago American, United $276
Richmond to Chicago American, United $216
Westchester County to Chicago American, United $314
Harrisburg to Chicago American, United $372
Long Island MacArthur to Chicago American, United $344
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to Chicago American, United $318
Newburgh to Chicago Silver, American, United Check Dates
Atlantic City to ChicagoCheck Dates
New Haven to Chicago American $245
Wilkes - Barre to Chicago American, United $357
Binghamton to Chicago American, United $352
Elmira - Corning to Chicago American, United $345
State College to Chicago American, United $502
Ithaca to Chicago American, United $337
Salisbury - Ocean City to Chicago American $296
Williamsport to Chicago American $417
New York to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $124
New York to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $206
New York to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Porter, United, WestJet $171
New York to Detroit American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $84
New York to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, airBaltic, Condor, OpenSkies, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Kuwait, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $598
New York to Milwaukee American, United $142
New York to Dallas - Ft Worth American, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $81
New York to Orlando American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $149
New York to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Sun Country, United $253
New York to Miami American, Frontier, United $95

Airlines Flying from Philadelphia to Chicago (PHL to CHI)

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
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
Spirit - 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 27 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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