The fare-table lists round-trip flights from Houston to Chicago. The fares are based on a trend, non-warranted and subject to change. Fares comprise base fare, fuel surcharges, airline/airport taxes, and our service fee. Booking policy details available with Terms and Conditions.
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Airports in Houston
1. George Bush Intercontinental Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAH) is an international airport located 23 miles (37 km) north of Downtown Houston. The airport is sandwiched between Interstate 45 and Interstate 69/U.S. IAH is a hub for United Airlines and Atlas Air and focus city for Spirit Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Airlines. Use the booking engine to check for plane tickets from Houston to Chicago with your preferred airlines.
2. William P. Hobby Airport
William P. Hobby Airport (IATA: HOU, ICAO: KHOU) is an international airport in Houston, Texas, 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Houston. Hobby is Houston’s oldest commercial airport. Until the opening of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in 1969, the airport served as the principal airport.
Airports in Chicago
1. O’Hare International Airport
O’Hare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD), also referred to as O’Hare Airport, Chicago O’Hare, or simply O’Hare, is an international airport located on the far Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. The airport is 14 miles (23 km) northwest of the Loop business district. O’Hare connects Chicago with 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
The airport is a focus city for Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
2. Chicago Midway International Airport
Located eight miles (13 km) from the Loop, Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW) is on the southwest side of Chicago. Until the opening of O’Hare International Airport in 1955. Today, Midway is the second-largest airport in Chicago metropolitan area and the state of Illinois, serving 22,027,737 passengers in 2018. The airport is a focus city for Southwest Airlines.
Nonstop Flights from Houston to Chicago
If you aim at the shortest flight route, take a look at the airlines offering nonstop flights from Houston, Texas to Chicago, Illinois.
| Flight || Airlines |
| Flights from IAH to ORD || Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines |
| Flight from HOU to ORD || No Airlines |
| Flight from IAH to MDW || No Airlines |
| Flight from HOU to MDW || No Airlines |
How Long is the Flight to Chicago from Houston?
Assuming aircraft speed as 500 miles per hour or 804.67 km per hour, we have estimated the flight time from Houston to Chicago.
| Flight || Flight Distance || Flight Time |
| Flights from IAH to ORD || 925 miles/1489 km || 2 hour 03 minutes |
| Flight from HOU to ORD || 945 miles/1520 km || 2 hour, 23 minutes |
| Flight from IAH to MDW || 917 miles/1476 km || 2 hour, 20 minutes |
| Flight from HOU to MDW || 937 miles/1508 km || 2 hour, 04 minutes |
How to Book Cheap Flights from Houston to Chicago?
1. Be flexible with airlines
Both full-service airlines and low cost airlines operate from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. It’s up to you that what kind of flight experience you want to step in.
From the Art Institute of Chicago to Millennium Park to Navy Pier and the Museum of Science and Industry and beyond – there is an endless list of top attractions and things to do that drive in weekend vacationers in Chicago. Airfares surge on weekends. To avoid being excessively charged, depart on a mid-weekday from Tuesday through Thursday.
3. Be flexible with the travel dates
You may get a bargain airfare to Chicago, if you are ready to adjust your departure date. Our flight booking engine applying an array of parameters pulls out the best fare – labeled as Flexible Date Fare. However, make sure to tally the dates with your travel plan before you do the financial transaction.
November to March could be cheapest time to visit Chicago, provided you are ready to brave biting winds and freezing temperature. Summer from June through August is the most popular time, temperatures range from the high 50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit.
5. Fly with budget airlines
Visiting your dream destination is made affordable by Spirit and Frontier Airlines. However, a word of caution is fare restrictions. The airlines offer economy fares only, carry-on baggage is often chargeable. Fares are often non-refundable after 24 hours.