Cheap Flights from New York to Chicago

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The table above lists New York to Chicago flights for a round-trip flight. The fares are based on a recent trend (date and time mentioned). The cost of plane tickets available with NYC to Chicago flights is inclusive of the base fare, fuel surcharges, airline/airport taxes, and our service fee.

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Airports in New York City

1. John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) is the primary international airport serving New York City. Popularly, the airport is referred to as Kennedy Airport, JFK Airport, New York-JFK, or simply JFK or Kennedy. The airport is part of New York City borough of Queens and is 16 miles (30 km) southeast of Midtown Manhattan.

  • Airlines operating departure flights to Chicago from JFK

  1. Jetblue Airways
  2. Alaska Airlines
  3. American Airlines

These airlines operate flights individually or with the help of the members present in their alliance. Hence, you can see aircrafts of Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas Airways, Korean Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Jet Airways,  Japan Airlines, Delta Air Lines, British Airways and TAP Portugal operational on the route. Cheapfaremart may help you to get cheap flights from New York to Chicago with your favorite carrier.

2. LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is the nearest airport from the center of New York City. The airport is located in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens in the United States.

The airport ranks as the third busiest airport in New York City after John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. LaGuardia Airport covers 680 acres (280 ha). The airport has got 4 terminals – A, B, C and D.

  • Airlines operating departure flights to Chicago from LGA

  1. American Airlines
  2. AeroMexico
  3. Delta Air Lines
  4. WestJet Airlines

Airports in Chicago

1. O’Hare International Airport

O’Hare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) typically 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, 14 miles (23 km) northwest of the Loop business district, operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation.

O’Hare connects with 218 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania with nonstop flights operated by budget and full-service airlines.

2. Chicago Midway International Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW) is a major commercial airport on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, located eight miles (13 km) from the Loop. Established in 1927, Midway served as Chicago’s primary airport 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 22,221,499 passengers in 2015. Traffic is currently dominated by low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines; Chicago is Southwest’s largest focus city.

How Long is the Flight to Chicago from New York?

The flight distance between Chicago and New York is 713 miles/1147 km. The flight time is 1 hour and 49 minutes. The flight time might vary from one aircraft type to another based on their speed. For example, an Airbus aircraft can fly with a speed up to 736 mph (1, 185 kmh) while a Boeing aircraft can fly up to 570 mph or 920 kmh. It all depends on how fast your aircraft is. The below stats are just for your reference.

Flight Flight Distance Flight Time
Flight from JFK to  ORD 740 miles/1191 km  2 hours 00 minutes
Flight from LGA to MDW 2,580 miles/4152 km 5 hours, 40 minutes
Flights from JFK to MDW 2,569 miles/4134 km 5 hours 46 minutes
Flight from LGA to ORD 2,569 miles/4134 km 5 hours 38 minutes

Note: The flight time and distance might differ from airlines to airlines based on speed of their airplanes and the route they take. Moreover, the time is only the time spent in air. It excludes the time spent during take-off and landing to the right terminal. Connecting flights have their layover too. So, keep all aspects in mind when you plan your travel.

How to Book Cheap Flights from New York to Chicago?

Time management and selection of airlines can help you find the right flight and save big on your New York to Chicago flight as highlighted below.

  • Cheapest time to fly from NYC to Chicago

Flights departing late in the night or early in the mornings are cheaper than flights departing at the rest of the hour. The reason is obvious. Not many travelers would want to sacrifice their sleep.

  • Cheapest day to fly from NYC to Chicago

If you are flexible with your travel dates, weekday flights could be the cheapest to fly to Chicago. On weekends there is a high competition for getting tickets booked and airlines tend to make the most of the opportunity by taking the fare to the next level.

  • Cheapest season to fly from NYC to Chicago

Winter, from November to March, is the cheapest time to fly to Chicago from NYC. However, to strike a balance between climate and budget, think visiting the city around spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October).