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Houston to Chicago Last modified: Dec 4, 2021 16:31 -05:00

We've scanned 2,767,663 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Chicago. Spirit & 00 frequently offer the best deals to Chicago flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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How Much is a Flight from Houston to Chicago?

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 $160.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Houston to Chicago?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Houston to Chicago?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Houston to Chicago.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $213 $180
7-14 days $203 $202
14-21 days $382 $440
21-30 days $256 $958
30-60 days $82 $497
60-90 days $152 $127
90+ days $208 $245

Cheapest Day To Fly from Houston to Chicago

We've examined 5,535,326 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Houston to Chicago is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Houston to Chicago by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Houston to Chicago flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
December Houston Chicago Frontier 12/6/21 12/8/21 2 $180
January Houston Chicago 00 1/7/22 1/9/22 0 $151
February Houston Chicago Spirit 2/1/22 2/6/22 0 $82
March Houston Chicago 00 3/3/22 3/6/22 0 $157
April Houston Chicago 00 4/14/22 4/17/22 0 $271
May Houston Chicago 00 5/12/22 5/23/22 0 $208
June Houston Chicago 00 6/3/22 6/11/22 0 $338
July Houston Chicago 00 7/25/22 8/2/22 0 $304

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Houston to Chicago

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Houston to Chicago. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Houston to Chicago

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 $224.

The average price for direct flights from Houston to Chicago is $257.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Houston to Chicago - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 2 4 01:30 11:29
United 10 10 10 10 10 8 10 00:24 16:40

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Houston to Chicago

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 $155.

The average price for round trip flights from Houston to Chicago is $230.

Houston to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: The average Houston to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 36 minutes.
Question: How far is Chicago from Houston?
Answer: The distance from Houston to Chicago is 925 miles (1,488 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: There are 94 direct flights from Houston to Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular Houston airlines for direct flights from Houston to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 72% of the non-stop flights between Houston and Chicago.

Houston to Chicago Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Houston and Chicago. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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