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Travelers usually depart from George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby, Houston, TX - Greyhound Station, Houston, TX Train Station, or Houston, TX - Brooke Smith when they travel from Houston 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 Houston and Chicago is 1492 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines. Houston and Chicago have 401 direct flights per week.

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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 AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo

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

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Houston to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Houston and Chicago takes around 2.6 hours.
What is the flight distance between Houston and Chicago?
The flight distance between Houston and Chicago is 1492 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Houston and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between Houston and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Houston?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Houston and Denver, Mexico City, Las Vegas, Monterrey, Los Angeles, Guadalajara, Seattle, Orlando, London, Paris, Phoenix, New York, Cancún, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, León, Raleigh, San Francisco, Washington, D.C..
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tampa, Miami, Salt Lake City, New York, Atlanta, London, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Paris, Austin, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers.
Which airports are there in Houston?
Houston is mainly served by George Bush Intercontinental. But there are other airports nearby, including William P. Hobby, Ellington, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport.
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, Beaumont Municipal Airport, Jack Brooks Regional, Easterwood, Victoria Regional.
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, Quad City International, South Bend International, Central Illinois Regional, Muskegon County, Decatur.
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