Cheap flights from Ottawa to Chicago, IL

Flights starting at $232. Choose between Air Canada, United Airlines, or WestJet to find the best price.

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Cheapest one-way trip

$232

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

$417

Cheapest round-trip

$426

Average round-trip

$513

Nonstop flights in December

$417 – $1170

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Porter Airlines

$426

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Travelers usually depart from Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International, Ottawa Train Station, or Ottawa-Fallowfield Train station when they travel from Ottawa to Chicago. Book your trip to arrive at O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station. The distance between Ottawa and Chicago is 1052 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air Canada, United Airlines, WestJet, Porter Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Ottawa and Chicago have 401 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Ottawa to Chicago

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Air CanadaACAACYesNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
WestJetWJAWSNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Porter AirlinesPOEPDYes0
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Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 12/2022
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Most travellers from Ottawa, YOW can enter Chicago, ORD, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel through United States land border is allowed for vaccinated travellers
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travellers
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate is not required for United States
  • Quarantine is not required for vaccinated travellers
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for United States
  • Mandatory travel attestation form

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United States in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Ottawa to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Ottawa and Chicago takes around 2.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Ottawa and Chicago?
The flight distance between Ottawa and Chicago is 1052 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Ottawa and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between Ottawa and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Air Canada, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Ottawa?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Ottawa and New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Denver, Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Mexico City, Bogotá, Dallas, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Cancún, Houston, San Juan, Washington, D.C., Dhaka, Fort Lauderdale, London.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Kuwait City, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Quebec City, Victoria, Saskatoon, Lima.
Which airports are there in Ottawa?
Ottawa is mainly served by Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International. But there are other airports nearby, including Ottawa / Rockcliffe Airport.
What airports are near Ottawa?
The main airport in Ottawa is Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International. It is also served by Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, Syracuse Hancock International, Plattsburgh International, Ogdensburg International, Massena International, Adirondack Regional, Kingston/Norman Rogers, Watertown International, Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil, Mont Tremblant International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by Gerald R. Ford International, General Mitchell International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Fort Wayne International, Central Illinois Regional, Quad City International, South Bend International, Muskegon County, University of Illinois Willard.
What buses and trains depart from Ottawa?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Ottawa, including Via Rail Canada.
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