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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Houston. Book your trip to arrive at George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby, Houston, TX - Greyhound Station, Houston, TX Train Station, or Houston, TX - Brooke Smith. The distance between Chicago and Houston is 1492 km. The most popular airlines for this route are American Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Chicago and Houston have 383 direct flights per week.

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American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Chicago, ORD can enter Houston, IAH.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Houston?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chicago and Houston takes around 2.9 hours.
What is the flight distance between Chicago and Houston?
The flight distance between Chicago and Houston is 1492 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Chicago and Houston?
Several carriers operate flights between Chicago and Houston. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Las Vegas, Guadalajara, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Tampa, Miami, London, Rome, Los Angeles, Madrid, Fort Myers, Athens, San Francisco, New York, Austin, Atlanta.
What are the most popular routes to and from Houston?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Houston and Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, New York, Phoenix, Mexico City, Seattle, Philadelphia, Orlando, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Raleigh, Monterrey, London, Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Guadalajara, Portland.
Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford 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, South Bend International, Quad City International, Central Illinois Regional, Muskegon County, Decatur.
What airports are near Houston?
The main airport in Houston is George Bush Intercontinental. It is also served by Austin–Bergstrom International, Lake Charles Regional, Victoria Regional, Jack Brooks Regional, Easterwood.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chicago and Houston?
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