Cheap flights from New York, NY to Chicago, IL

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Cheapest one-way trip

£71

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

£83

Cheapest round-trip

£135

Average round-trip

£167

Nonstop flights in December

£83 – £281

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New York EWRChicago ORD

United Airlines

£135
New York LGAChicago ORD

United Airlines

£137

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Travelers usually depart from John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, New York Stewart International Airport, or Newark Penn Station when they travel from New York 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 New York and Chicago is 1189 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, American Airlines, and Frontier Airlines. New York and Chicago have 401 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from New York to Chicago

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
JetBlue AirwaysJBUB6YesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Chicago travel tips

1) If the weather isn't good for walking, take the Chicago subway

Chicago has three “layers”: the underground one for cars, the main visible level, and the upper one is the subway. Most of its stations are located above the ground, which allows you to admire the city without leaving the car. Hop on the Pink or Green Line and enjoy the ride.

2) Bring warm clothes with you in Chicago, even if you are planning a summer trip

Cold winds are common in Chicago, often named “the Windy City.” Thus, a sweater and windbreaker will come in handy even in summer. The average temperature during the summer months in Chicago is about 25 degrees Celsius. In addition, summer is considered the high season in Chicago, which means more high-priced accommodation.

3) Be impressed by the dimensions of one of the tallest skyscrapers in Chicago

The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) was once the tallest building in the world. It is now considered the third-tallest building in the USA and the 23rd tallest in the whole world. Plus, this skyscraper will look great in your photos!

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from New York, JFK can enter Chicago, ORD.

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  • Masks are recommended in certain settings

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 New York to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between New York and Chicago takes around 2.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between New York and Chicago?
The flight distance between New York and Chicago is 1189 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between New York and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between New York and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from New York?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as New York and London, Dublin, Manchester, Athens, Edinburgh, Orlando, Glasgow, Miami, Tallinn, Birmingham, Las Vegas, Thessaloniki, Toronto, Atlanta, Cancún, Paris, Vilnius, Newcastle upon Tyne, Los Angeles, Barcelona.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and London, Dublin, Manchester, Toronto, Athens, Orlando, San Francisco, Hyderabad, Vilnius, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Denver, Bangkok, Minneapolis, Riga, Glasgow, Austin, San Juan, Edmonton, Tallinn.
Which airports are there in New York?
New York is mainly served by John F. Kennedy International. But there are other airports nearby, including Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, New York Stewart International Airport.
What airports are near New York?
The main airport in New York is John F. Kennedy International. It is also served by Philadelphia International, Bradley International, Rhode Island T. F. Green Int'l Airport, Trenton–Mercer, Long Island MacArthur, Harrisburg International, Albany International, Westchester County, Lehigh Valley International, Atlantic City 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, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International.
What buses and trains depart from New York?
A number of bus and train companies depart from New York, including Amtrak train, Greyhound.
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