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Newark to Chicago flight information

Avg. flight duration 2h 17m
Flights arrive in Chicago
Flights depart from Newark
Flight price £158
Distance 702 miles
Airlines Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
November
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average price:
£172
(price for this month)
Good deal:
£155
or less return trip within
3 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Newark to Chicago

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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-2 days

Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Newark to Chicago was found, on average, 76 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 18% more expensive 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 Newark to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Newark to Chicago take?
The average direct flight takes 2h 19m, covering a distance of 702 miles.
How many flights are there between Newark and Chicago?
There are 1,004 (direct) flights between Newark and Chicago per week, averaging 146 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Newark to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Delta (£158), United Airlines (£180) and American Airlines (£184).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Newark and Chicago?
United Airlines (28 times daily), Air Canada (25 times daily), Air New Zealand (25 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Newark to Chicago?
For Newark to Chicago, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Newark, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Newark to Chicago (return)

Airports
Origin
Newark
£158
only
£158
Destination
Chicago
£158
only
£158
Thu, 19 Sep
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5h 21m
Sat, 21 Sep
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
EWR
Newark
4h 18m
£158
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 24,118 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
JFK
SLC
Excellent 9.0

Pros: That there were TVs to watch on the seats and that it was quick boarding

MSP
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Cons: It made no sense to board an hour and a half before takeoff.

ATL
GUA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Couldn’t hear boarding announcements. Lots of boarding confusion

OMA
LGA
Poor 0.0

Pros: Nothing. Delta cancelled the flight with no explanation, and ruined our last day in Omaha.

Cons: An explanation as to why the flight was cancelled, as well as help with finding alternative accommodation. We had to fly back very early via Atlanta, and spent the day in transit, which forced us to cancel a reservation in Omaha and erased our ability to enjoy the final day of activities there.

JFK
BWI
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The check in counter personnel was VERY UNHELPFUL. I was running late to previous Delta flight baggage delay. The counter person would not let me check in even though I still had good 45 mins before take off. AND THE PLANE WAS DELAYED BY 40 MINUTES ANYWAY! I never made the flight, had to take train.

Cons: The entire Delta customer service was a nightmare. Delayed flights, literally lying supervisor who escalated a dispute, absurdly poor service. ASSISTING A PASSENGER WITH A TRANSFER TO ANOTHER DELTA FLIGHT AFTER THE FIRST ONE WAS DELAYED IS "NOT A GUARANTEED SERVICE". Seriously, it is basic courtesy!

Sun, 13 Oct
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2h 26m
Thu, 31 Oct
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
EWR
Newark
5h 51m
£180
Trip: 19 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 131 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
ORD
OK 5.6

Cons: Newark's security line is a logistic horror

EWR
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Good crew, good first class , quick boarding

Cons: WiFi was slow

EWR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: United airlines lost my luggage for a day and I had to stay in town to pick it up and didn't have my necessities for work.

EWR
ORD
Good 6.0

Pros: Good service in flight.

Cons: As usual, always delayed and/or late.

EWR
ORD
Good 6.0

Cons: Power outlets didn't work

Sat, 18 May
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2h 34m
Tue, 21 May
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
EWR
Newark
2h 03m
£184
Trip: 4 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 27 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
PHL
TPA
OK 4.3

Cons: Notify us sooner about the 2 hour delay. Had to know there was not a pilot available.

EWR
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I liked the seating on the first part of the flight and the snacks

Cons: Nothing

DCA
BOS
OK 5.0

Cons: We were delayed at the gate after getting on the plane. While the crew was communicative it would have been better if we were alerted before boarding

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fast and easy service

SEA
ORD
OK 5.3

Pros: Great crew. Falafel meal was delish.

Cons: My seat was broken and didn’t recline. I booked first class bc of a bad back, so I count on that. Salad was wilted and gross. Plane didn’t have plug ins for phone! Entertainment system didn’t work well- movie kept buffering. Sky texting wouldn’t work either.

Fri, 14 Jun
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8h 31m
Sun, 16 Jun
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
EWR
Newark
6h 29m
£311
Trip: 3 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 17,078 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
FLL
EWR
Excellent 9.2

Cons: Need to update their plane interiors with more modern technology. 20 years ago JetBlue was state of the art, but they haven't kept up with the times recently.

JAX
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: WiFi and media was not working but it was a short flight and they warned us ahead of time.

BOS
DCA
OK 4.0

Cons: Delayed. Ground crew was rude. Pilot wasn’t good. Landing was rough and ears hurt.

ATL
FLL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Nobody speaks english. Announcement also in Portuguese. Very difficult for foreigners. Gate people are awful.

BOS
SRQ
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was great, I loved free WiFi.

Cons: I got stuck in a middle seat, and my seat mate to the right wasn’t super courteous. Not the airline’s fault. I also wasn’t a fan of the turbulence, but also no fault of the airline.

Sat, 18 May
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2h 34m
Tue, 21 May
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
EWR
Newark
2h 03m
£184
Trip: 4 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 27 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
NRT
YVR
Excellent 9.3

Pros: I was with Japan airline and they were amazing crew and amazing service with very good food

Cons: The seats and entertainment could have been better

ANU
JFK
OK 5.0

Cons: Seats what happened to towlets after food Also never asked if we would like water etc I felt invisible

EWR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: nothing

Cons: Flight crew was an hour late to the flight, whereas customers were waiting for far longer than that.

PHL
SEA
OK 5.2

Cons: Delayed for an hour

EZE
MIA
OK 5.3

Pros: Entretaiment

Cons: Seats (too small and little distance between them) Food (although this time the breakfast was better, AA has the worst food selection compared to other airlines. I just have to get dinner at the airport or eat at the lounge before bording) service is also mediocre, flight attendants are lazy

Mon, 15 Jul
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2h 19m
Thu, 18 Jul
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
EWR
Newark
2h 10m
£205
Trip: 4 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 131 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
ORD
OK 4.0

Pros: The plane was kept clean and tidy.

Cons: Crew was a bit rude. The flight was delayed which i understand happens. The issue was that the crew gave cery little explanation or alternate options.

EWR
SFO
Good 6.0

Cons: Have an on time flight

EWR
ORD
OK 5.3

Cons: I don't understand the purpose of basic economy. I bought my ticket months ahead of time and paid over $300 for it. Only to find out when it was time to board that I wasn't guaranteed a seat. EVEN THOUGH I BOUGHT A TICKET AND IT WASNT CHEAP. I was put on a waitlist and finally got a ticket after boarding was supposed to be over. I was appalled by the whole thing. Doing away with basic economy or just giving those who buy those tickets the basic rights that should come with an airline ticket should be considered. How can you deny someone a seat if they bought a ticket months ahead of time? What if I wasn't lucky and couldn't get a seat? Wait until the next flight hours later and get put on a waitlist there too? Something needs to change.

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.

EWR
ORD
OK 4.0

Cons: Are the rows getting even smaller?!

Fri, 18 Oct
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5h 16m
Wed, 23 Oct
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
EWR
Newark
3h 55m
£208
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 24,118 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
DCA
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes the crew was amazing

LGA
ORD
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Flight was delayed 2 hours. Even though I had carry on, they checked it and this made me waste my time at baggage claim rather than gate checking. Flight attendants were miserable. Power supply didn’t work at seats.

FLL
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: There was no flight

Cons: Flight left without notification. This was my dads connecting flight and it was missed, due to delays.

MIA
MSP
Good 7.6

Pros: Can’t do anything about bad weather-we got through despite a weather delay. Crew was terrific.

MCO
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great service

Mon, 2 Sep
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2h 26m
Thu, 5 Sep
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
EWR
Newark
2h 14m
£197
Trip: 4 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 27 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
DFW
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was very nice

Cons: It was too warm and a bit uncomfortable

CDG
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

CDG
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew was great, on time, boarding smooth

Cons: Wifi did not work

DFW
FAT
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew was fantastic!

Cons: Go go in flight and in flight video not working for majority of flight.

PHL
CLT
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. I’ll never fly American Airlines again.

Cons: Literally everything. I spent 30 hours sitting in the Philadelphia airport and then had to buy a flight with SouthWest so that I could get home. Too bad my luggage is headed for Toledo.

Tue, 20 Aug
EWR
Newark
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2h 26m
Fri, 23 Aug
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
EWR
Newark
2h 08m
£207
Trip: 4 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 131 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
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 !!

EWR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: United airlines lost my luggage for a day and I had to stay in town to pick it up and didn't have my necessities for work.

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Always great flying united

ORD
GRB
OK 4.6

Pros: The crew was very good.

Cons: The gates were backed up due to cancellations and weather. Missed flights, lost luggage and some very angry people.

EWR
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great

Cons: Nothing

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