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New York to Chicago flight information

Avg. flight duration 2h 21m
Flights arrive in Chicago
Flights depart from New York
Flight price £95
Distance 711 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
June
Most popular time to fly
12%
expected price increase
Average price:
£114
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£70
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from New York to Chicago

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £70 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York to Chicago was found, on average, 86 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 28% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking New York to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from New York to Chicago take?
An average non-stop flight takes 2h 24m, covering a distance of 711 miles.
How many flights are there between New York and Chicago?
There are 3,033 (non-stop) flights between New York and Chicago per week, averaging 475 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Spirit Airlines (£95), Delta (£142) and United Airlines (£171).
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and Chicago?
United Airlines (64 times daily), Air New Zealand (58 times daily), Delta (34 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from New York to Chicago?
For New York to Chicago, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to New York, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from New York to Chicago?
When flying out of New York you will be using one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl. You will be landing at one of these airports: Chicago O'Hare International.

Book cheap flights from New York to Chicago (return)

Airports
Origin
New York
£95
only
£95
£142
only
£142
Newark
£160
only
£160
Destination
Chicago
£95
only
£95
Tue, 16 Apr
LGA
New York LaGuardia
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 43m
Sat, 20 Apr
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
LGA
New York LaGuardia
2h 11m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 4.9 OK
Based on 482 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew kept us informed. Flight landed on time. No unexpected surprises.

LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Refused to print boarding pass because I was 5 minutes past the 45 minute deadline... Had to wait 12 hours for the next flight.

LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing at all

Cons: It was absolutely terrible. There was 0 feet room even after I paid extra to upgrade! What a waste of money! I would rather pay the extra money and fly with delta so that I would have a reclining seat and extra foot room. I will not be traveling with spirit again

LGA
ORD
Good 6.5

Pros: Price Crew

Cons: Seats dont recline Not even a bottle of water provided

LGA
ORD
OK 4.0

Cons: Spirit is the most uncomfortable and non-accommodating airline out there. All they got going for them is cheap.

Thu, 28 Feb
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
3h 02m
Fri, 1 Mar
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
2h 29m
£142
Trip: 2 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 21 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
CLT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food good

RIC
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I loved Craig on our flight he made it a hilarious and fun experience! And he needs a raise!

Cons: The seat was a bit uncomfortable, and boarding was slow. To be expected I assume for anything not first class.

MSP
IAH
OK 5.3

Cons: Old plane, long delay, sketchy WiFi.

JFK
ORD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: great crew!

ATL
CRW
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Seat was comfortable

Cons: Could have been a little cooler- was stuffy

Tue, 26 Mar
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 24m
Thu, 28 Mar
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
EWR
Newark
2h 04m
£171
Trip: 3 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 130 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
MXP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was great

Cons: Not able to change our seat and I understood checked bag per person was included. The charged me 120 for two bagd

EWR
ORD
Good 6.0

Cons: The crew on the ground made me check my bag that fit underneath the seat in front of me. They removed me from the line and embarrassed me. I had a group 5 and I guess that means we are cattle.They told me if I did not comply, I could not fly. I am an older lady and I did not want to have to wait for my luggage alone at O'Hare so late at night. And to tip it off, not only would my luggage fit, there was room over my seat as well.

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Another kayak success story, you have a customer for life!! Thanks

EWR
ORD
Good 6.6

Pros: The customer service agents at check-in. The flying skills of the pilot on the O'Hare to Lincoln segment. The speedy correction of the mistake of sending my luggage to the wrong airport by having it delivered to me in Lincoln, NE.

Cons: The group announcement at the gate in Newark. The missed connection in Chicago. Sending my luggage to the wrong airport. Flight delays on both segments of the trip over two days.

EWR
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: In my opinion, United has one of the most corteous crews among all airlines. I’ve never had any problems with their flight attendants being rude or grumpy.

Sun, 11 Aug
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 26m
Tue, 27 Aug
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
EWR
Newark
1h 59m
£192
Trip: 17 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
RDU
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew were great and the flight was quick.

Cons: The blankets are really thin and so we were cold. They do not offer eye masks anymore. So sad

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fast and easy service

JFK
CLT
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew was super nice and seat were comfy

Cons: I know that thing can happened but this flight was delayed an hour and half

PVD
DCA
OK 4.0

Cons: Delayed more than 2 hours

BCN
MIA
Good 7.6

Cons: The on-boarding in Barcelona was a little odd. Instead of calling boarding by groups or zones it was a free for all. That could have been better organized

Tue, 16 Apr
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
5h 19m
Sat, 20 Apr
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
EWR
Newark
4h 05m
£160
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 22,983 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LHR
MSP
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew were kind and courteous. The seat was comfortable.

JFK
BTV
Good 6.0

Cons: More room.

ATL
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: My flight was missed due to immigration taking almost 3 hours to get through the line. Delta went out of their way to make sure that I was able to get to my destination on a later flight as comfortable as possible.

Cons: Maybe not traveling through Atlanta if there is immigration clearance involved. I was really slow.

RIC
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I loved Craig on our flight he made it a hilarious and fun experience! And he needs a raise!

Cons: The seat was a bit uncomfortable, and boarding was slow. To be expected I assume for anything not first class.

PVG
ATL
OK 4.0

Pros: Food were bad. Out of air condition

Sun, 11 Aug
LGA
New York LaGuardia
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 36m
Tue, 27 Aug
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
LGA
New York LaGuardia
2h 16m
£165
Trip: 17 days
Overall 4.9 OK
Based on 482 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Flight was rescheduled as always with spirit

LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I feel like I am wasting my time writing here, cause I doubt anything will come of it. 1. Flights are not cheap!! “bare fare”??? 2. Gate closed around 1 1/2 hours before departure. WTH??? 3. Seating Is unbearable (uncomfortable seats no leg room) I felt like I was in a cattle car. 4. In a night flight why does the crew feel like telling us are cruising altitude and arrival time every damn 5 minutes(Is it illegal to actually sleep on your airline? Hence no reclining.) 5. For some reason there was no gate for us so we had to walk with a baby- Yes he’s cute I know! P.s. maybe if you start putting real seat pockets and reclining chairs the airport will give you a gate!!!!!

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Despite the fact that I made a mistake buying my ticket, the crew went above and beyond to set things right and get me on my flight. Great work!

LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Uncomfortable Seats. Delay. Poor landing.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was delayed but the flight attendants handed out free cookies and drinks. The captain kept us updated. Service was great!

Cons: Delayed flight

Sun, 24 Feb
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 27m
Sun, 3 Mar
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
EWR
Newark
2h 04m
£236
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 130 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
ORD
Good 6.0

Cons: Delayed due to a late crew member. Arrived 2 hours late into O'Hare making for a very tight connection. Other than the delay, all was fine.

IAH
PNS
Good 7.0

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Hard seats

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Grant flight , i flew with my daughter in business class the service was very good , food was great , missed watching direct tv as the Olympic Games was going on , but over top notch

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great

Cons: Nothing

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Customer service was amazing through my entire trip so far, from TSA,all of United employees I encountered & even where I stopped for food !!

Fri, 30 Aug
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 34m
Tue, 3 Sep
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
EWR
Newark
1h 59m
£238
Trip: 5 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 130 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Missed this flight.

ORD
STL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good

Cons: Good

EWR
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: In my opinion, United has one of the most corteous crews among all airlines. I’ve never had any problems with their flight attendants being rude or grumpy.

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great

Cons: Nothing

EWR
ORD
OK 4.3

Cons: Lost our luggage. United has been a continual dissappointment. Will no longer fly with united.

Wed, 20 Feb
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 24m
Fri, 22 Feb
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
EWR
Newark
2h 06m
£467
Trip: 3 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 130 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The service on the flight was great.

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great round trip flight! There were no annoying attendants at the front asking that your carry ons be placed at the bottom of the plane because they've ran out of space. Also, I received emails 2 hours prior to my flights confirming that they would be on time. Big improvement for United!

Cons: Delta offers cookies. They should offer them too. :)

EWR
ORD
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Ability to watch directv movie after paying a ridiculous amount for it

Cons: We were delayed, people who should have checked bags didn't so then I had to check my bag when it truly was just a carry on, overbooking every flight to make sure there's a full plane tells me you can more about dollars than about your customers. I haven't flown united in a while and I am highly disappointed.

EWR
ORD
OK 5.6

Cons: Delayed

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Another kayak success story, you have a customer for life!! Thanks

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