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This table lists round-trip flights to Chicago, Illinois. Fares are based on a recent trend (date, time mentioned). Airfares are non-warranted and subject to change. The cost of your Chicago flight ticket is inclusive of base fare, fuel surcharges, airline/airport taxes, and our service fee.

Chicago Travel Guide

Chicago: Knowing the Destination

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois after Aurora and Naperville, and the third-most-populous city in the United States. The city stands on the Lake Michigan. Chicago was established as a city in 1837.

Chicago has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa), with hot, humid summers and cold winters. Chicago summers tend to be hot as the average high temperature touches 85°F (29.4°C) at the peak of July. The winter season starts from November and lasts until February. The breezes from Lake Michigan have a localized cooling effect on the immediate lakefront neighborhoods; dense fog in the city is a common effect of the breeze during the winter.

Airports in Chicago, IL

Official Airport: O’Hare International Airport

Airport Code: ORD

Location: O’Hare is located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 miles (23 km) northwest of the Loop business district

Hub for: American Airlines, United Airlines

Focus City For: Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines

10 US Cities with Nonstop Flights To or From Chicago

S. No.




Akron (OH)

American Airlines


Albany (NY)

American Airlines ,United Airlines,

United Express


Albuquerque (NM)

American Airlines, United Airlines,

United Express


Anchorage (AK)

Alaska Airlines, United Airlines


Appleton (WI)

American Airlines,

United Express


Aspen (CO)

American Airlines,

United Express


Atlanta (GA)

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines

United Airlines


Austin (TX)

American Airlines , Spirit Airlines,

United Airlines


Baltimore (MD)

American Airlines ,Spirit Airlines,

United Airlines


Birmingham (AL)

American Airlines, United Airlines

10 International Cities with Nonstop Flights To or From Chicago

S. No.




Abu Dhabi, AE

Etihad Airways


Addis Ababa, ET

Ethiopian Airlines


Amman, JO

Royal Jordanian


Amsterdam, NL

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,

United Airlines


Dubai, AE



Hong Kong, HK

Cathay Pacific Airways,

United Airlines


London-Gatwick, EN, GB

Norwegian Air


London-Heathrow, EN, GB

American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines


Mexico City, MX

InterJet Aeromexico ,

United Airlines Volaris


Paris-De Gaulle, FR

Air France United Airlines


Things to Do in Chicago

1. Explore Beaches

Chicago is not known as a beach destination, but when it comes to quality-beaches Chicago takes a lead. The Chicago shore has been called the second cleanest urban waterfront in the world. The level of disease -causing pathogens stay low.

Lifeguards are posted (usually in a rowboat) if the beach is officially open. Miles of beaches are within the walking distance of the Red Line, which means you can allow your kids to freely enjoy the beaches. Lake Michigan is the largest freshwater lake that is entirely within the United States, and Chicagoans flock to its sandy shores.

Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach (in the Near North and Lincoln Park) are also popular options to soak in sun.

2.Walk in Ethnic Neighborhoods

Chicago is the cauldron of diversity.  Culture of the immigrants clearly reflect in the neighborhoods. Chicago’s Chinatown is among the most active Chinatowns in the world. It’s on the South Side near Bridgeport. The Southwest Side houses enormous populations of Polish Highlanders and Mexicans, as well as reduced Lithuanian and Bohemian communities. The Far Southwest Side is home to Irish communities. Visit Rogers Park, and you would have a feeling of being in India.  The place has stores of spices, saris, and venues for the latest Bollywood flicks. The intersection of Argyle and Broadway in Uptown has immigrant population comprising Vietnamese, Thais, and Laotians. Restaurants, grocery stores, and everything found there are abundant in items consumed by them.

3. Take a Stroll at Navy Pier

A visit to Chicago is incomplete without a close encounter with the history of Navy Pier. Navy Pier was built in 1914 and served as a naval base during both world wars. It is now Illinois’ number one most visited tourist attraction. Families with kids love the carnival rides, including the popular ferris wheel, as well as theater, restaurants, arcades, bars, shops, and most importantly great views back towards the city.

4. Experience Events & Festivals

Finding a month without event or festival in Chicago is a near challenge. In the Loop, Grant Park hosts Taste of Chicago in July, and four major music festivals: Blues Fest and Gospel Fest in June, Lollapalooza in August, and Jazz Fest over Labor Day Weekend. All but Lollapalooza are free. If you are a big music fan, you must have heard of Pitchfork Media. Most of the musical performances including three-day festival of rock, rap and more are held in summer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Can I find a nonstop flight to Chicago?

A. Yes. New York–LaGuardia (LGA), Los Angeles (LAX), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), San Francisco (SFO), Boston (BOS), Atlanta (ATL), Phoenix–Sky Harbor (PHX), Minneapolis–Saint Paul (MSP), Seattle/Tacoma (SEA), and many other US cities have  nonstop flights to Chicago.

Q2. How far is Chicago by plane?

A. The approximate distance and flight time between Chicago and some popular US cities are as follows:

Departure City

Flight Distance

Flight Time

Time Difference

From New York (LGA)

733 miles/1180 km

1 hours 55 minutes

ORD is one hour behind

From Los Angeles (LAX)

1744 miles (2807 km)

3 hours 30 minutes

ORD is 2 hours ahead

From Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)

802 miles (1290 km)

1 hour 48 minutes

ORD is 0 hours ahead

From Denver (DEN)

888 miles (1430 km)

1 hour 53 minutes

ORD is 1 hour ahead

From San Francisco (SFO)

1,846 miles (2971 km)

3 hours 36 minutes

ORD is 2 hours ahead

Q3. Which airline operates maximum flights to Chicago O'Hare?

A. United Airlines, American Airlines

Q4. Which airline has the cheapest air ticket to Chicago O'Hare?

A. Spirit Airlines. The airport is a focus city for the airline, so you can expect its departure flights from all major cities.

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