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Average Price:
$367
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
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$266
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The cheapest flight from Chicago to Lincoln was found 61 days before departure, on average.
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Morning departure is around 8% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Chicago to Lincoln Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to Lincoln take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 30m, covering a distance of 478 miles.
How many flights are there between Chicago and Lincoln?
There are 37 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Lincoln per week, averaging 5 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Lincoln?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United ($232) and Delta ($308)
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Lincoln?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and Lincoln?
United (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to Lincoln?
For Chicago to Lincoln, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Lincoln back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago to Lincoln (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$232
only
$232
$308
only
$308
Destination
Lincoln
$232
only
$232
Tue, Apr 24
ORD
LNK
1h 50m
Mon, Apr 30
LNK
ORD
1h 47m
Trip: 7 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LNK
Excellent 8.3

iwheelchair and cart to get to my plane because of a knee injuryhad a wheelchair or cart to get me through the airport

ORD
LNK
Excellent 9.0

Had a passenger next to me who kept trying to elbow me the arm rest when I was sleeping.

ORD
CVG
Good 6.0

My checked luggage didn’t make it to cincinnati

ORD
LNK
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was fine. Major delay resulted in arriving one day later than planned, additional transportation cost, unplanned, and unplanned parking fees. No travel voucher was offered and when I asked was told it was not possible to issue a travel voucher.

EWR
DEN
Good 6.3

No entertainment was available. Not working for whole plane

Tue, Apr 24
MDW
LNK
4h 01m
Mon, Apr 30
LNK
MDW
5h 03m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

DTW
RSW
Excellent 9.6

Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane.

Could not get wifi to work.

DTW
SLC
Okay 5.3

Its a 3.5 hr flight. No charging outlets available. Food options very limited by the time they got to me, row 26. No in -seat entertainment screen. Hard seats.

IND
ATL
Excellent 8.4

Very comfortable seat and nice boarding and exit.

Not clear at all on what was complimentary, etc. Had a very large man next to me, practically sharing my seat so getting any needed work done was out of the question unfortunately.

ORD
LGA
Good 6.0

The crew and pilot were absolutely amazing.

This is my 3rd delta flight in a row that has been delayed. I understand these things happen, just extremely frustrating.

Tue, May 1
ORD
LNK
1h 46m
Mon, May 7
LNK
ORD
1h 47m
Trip: 7 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LNK
Excellent 10.0

There wasn't anything not to like.

ORD
LNK
Excellent 9.0

Aircraft was clean and I enjoyed the TV. Also loved the ease of getting a new flight on my phone because my original flight was cancelled.

Would have been nice to use the unclaimed seats to spread out a little without being charged a fee.

ORD
LNK
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was fine. Major delay resulted in arriving one day later than planned, additional transportation cost, unplanned, and unplanned parking fees. No travel voucher was offered and when I asked was told it was not possible to issue a travel voucher.

MEM
EWR
Excellent 10.0

On time & courteous. & On board service was excellent

Nothing

ORD
LNK
Okay 4.5

United sucked on this leg. Flight never should have left Chicago. We were diverted to Oklahoma City, where United abandoned us. System was unresponsive and noone could override the system. Folks at the counter could not cancel the diverted flight, so United was not able to rebook us on other flights. This was at midnight to 2:00 am. I stayed at the airport to catch a 5:00 am flight to Houston, then to Omaha, then had to rent a car to get the rest of the way. United lied to us about what was happening to us several times. Then abandoned us when the pilots timed out.

Sat, May 19
ORD
LNK
1h 46m
Mon, May 21
LNK
ORD
1h 47m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LNK
Good 7.0

That I eventually arrived at my destination. The pilot on the Newark to Chicago segment providing entertainment as an apology for the delay of leaving. The television at the gates while waiting for my very late plane in O'Hare.

The understaffed check-in at EWR. The late departure from EWR. The missed connection at ORD. The very late departure from ORD. My luggage was sent to the wrong airport.

ORD
CVG
Good 6.0

My checked luggage didn’t make it to cincinnati

ORD
LNK
Excellent 10.0

There wasn't anything not to like.

ORD
LNK
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was fine. Major delay resulted in arriving one day later than planned, additional transportation cost, unplanned, and unplanned parking fees. No travel voucher was offered and when I asked was told it was not possible to issue a travel voucher.

ORD
LNK
Excellent 9.0

Had a passenger next to me who kept trying to elbow me the arm rest when I was sleeping.

Sat, Mar 10
ORD
LNK
1h 51m
Mon, Mar 12
LNK
ORD
1h 45m
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LNK
Good 7.0

That I eventually arrived at my destination. The pilot on the Newark to Chicago segment providing entertainment as an apology for the delay of leaving. The television at the gates while waiting for my very late plane in O'Hare.

The understaffed check-in at EWR. The late departure from EWR. The missed connection at ORD. The very late departure from ORD. My luggage was sent to the wrong airport.

MEM
EWR
Excellent 10.0

On time & courteous. & On board service was excellent

Nothing

ORD
LNK
Excellent 8.3

iwheelchair and cart to get to my plane because of a knee injuryhad a wheelchair or cart to get me through the airport

ORD
CVG
Good 6.0

My checked luggage didn’t make it to cincinnati

ORD
LNK
Okay 5.6

They boarded the plane when they knew they had mechanical issues. Passengers then sat on a hot plane at the terminal for almost 2 hours before departing.

Sat, Mar 31
MDW
LNK
5h 35m
Thu, Apr 5
LNK
MDW
5h 03m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

ORD
LGA
Good 6.0

The crew and pilot were absolutely amazing.

This is my 3rd delta flight in a row that has been delayed. I understand these things happen, just extremely frustrating.

DTW
RSW
Excellent 9.6

Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane.

Could not get wifi to work.

MEX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The Delta flight was such a pleasant contrast to the funky Interjet flight that I took from L.A. to Mexico that my Economy Class felt like First Class.

ATL
DCA
Good 6.6

The movie availability was very much appreciated.

Although my TSA Pre check number was on my flight coming into Atlanta, it wss not on my fight leaving Atlanta. That caused me to arrive at my gate 5 mins before boarding time and prevented me from having time to eat breakfast before my flight.

Fri, Jun 22
ORD
LNK
1h 49m
Sun, Jun 24
LNK
ORD
1h 43m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LNK
Excellent 10.0

There wasn't anything not to like.

ORD
CVG
Good 6.0

My checked luggage didn’t make it to cincinnati

ORD
LNK
Excellent 8.3

iwheelchair and cart to get to my plane because of a knee injuryhad a wheelchair or cart to get me through the airport

ORD
LNK
Excellent 9.0

Aircraft was clean and I enjoyed the TV. Also loved the ease of getting a new flight on my phone because my original flight was cancelled.

Would have been nice to use the unclaimed seats to spread out a little without being charged a fee.

ORD
LNK
Good 7.0

That I eventually arrived at my destination. The pilot on the Newark to Chicago segment providing entertainment as an apology for the delay of leaving. The television at the gates while waiting for my very late plane in O'Hare.

The understaffed check-in at EWR. The late departure from EWR. The missed connection at ORD. The very late departure from ORD. My luggage was sent to the wrong airport.

Fri, Jun 29
ORD
LNK
1h 30m
Sun, Jul 1
LNK
ORD
1h 41m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LNK
Excellent 9.0

Had a passenger next to me who kept trying to elbow me the arm rest when I was sleeping.

MEM
EWR
Excellent 10.0

On time & courteous. & On board service was excellent

Nothing

ORD
LNK
Okay 4.5

United sucked on this leg. Flight never should have left Chicago. We were diverted to Oklahoma City, where United abandoned us. System was unresponsive and noone could override the system. Folks at the counter could not cancel the diverted flight, so United was not able to rebook us on other flights. This was at midnight to 2:00 am. I stayed at the airport to catch a 5:00 am flight to Houston, then to Omaha, then had to rent a car to get the rest of the way. United lied to us about what was happening to us several times. Then abandoned us when the pilots timed out.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing

ORD
LNK
Good 7.0

That I eventually arrived at my destination. The pilot on the Newark to Chicago segment providing entertainment as an apology for the delay of leaving. The television at the gates while waiting for my very late plane in O'Hare.

The understaffed check-in at EWR. The late departure from EWR. The missed connection at ORD. The very late departure from ORD. My luggage was sent to the wrong airport.

Sat, Feb 24
MDW
LNK
3h 35m
Mon, Feb 26
LNK
MDW
5h 06m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
RSW
Excellent 9.6

Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane.

Could not get wifi to work.

MEX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The Delta flight was such a pleasant contrast to the funky Interjet flight that I took from L.A. to Mexico that my Economy Class felt like First Class.

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight movie was very much appreciated.

DTW
SLC
Okay 5.3

Its a 3.5 hr flight. No charging outlets available. Food options very limited by the time they got to me, row 26. No in -seat entertainment screen. Hard seats.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The in flight entertainment was superb.

I have no complaints.

Thu, Feb 22
ORD
LNK
1h 51m
Sat, Feb 24
LNK
ORD
1h 42m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
DEN
Good 6.3

No entertainment was available. Not working for whole plane

ORD
LNK
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was fine. Major delay resulted in arriving one day later than planned, additional transportation cost, unplanned, and unplanned parking fees. No travel voucher was offered and when I asked was told it was not possible to issue a travel voucher.

ORD
LNK
Good 7.0

That I eventually arrived at my destination. The pilot on the Newark to Chicago segment providing entertainment as an apology for the delay of leaving. The television at the gates while waiting for my very late plane in O'Hare.

The understaffed check-in at EWR. The late departure from EWR. The missed connection at ORD. The very late departure from ORD. My luggage was sent to the wrong airport.

ORD
LNK
Excellent 9.0

Aircraft was clean and I enjoyed the TV. Also loved the ease of getting a new flight on my phone because my original flight was cancelled.

Would have been nice to use the unclaimed seats to spread out a little without being charged a fee.

ORD
LNK
Okay 5.6

They boarded the plane when they knew they had mechanical issues. Passengers then sat on a hot plane at the terminal for almost 2 hours before departing.

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Chicago to Lincoln Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 45m
Flights Arrive in Lincoln
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price $232
Distance 478 miles
Airlines United, Delta
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