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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
April
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$503
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$373
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from New York to Chicago

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $372 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York to Chicago was found 64 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 12% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking New York to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from New York to Chicago take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 28m, covering a distance of 712 miles.
How many flights are there between New York and Chicago?
There are 2,447 (nonstop) flights between New York and Chicago per week, averaging 372 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($67) and Multiple Airlines ($83)
Do I need a passport to fly between New York and Chicago?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and Chicago?
United (68 times daily), Delta (31 times daily), Air Canada (31 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly New York to Chicago?
For New York to Chicago, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to New York, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from New York to Chicago (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
New York
$67
only
$67
Destination
Chicago
$67
only
$67
Thu, Jan 25
LGA
ORD
2h 41m
Mon, Jan 29
ORD
LGA
2h 14m
Trip: 5 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was delayed but the flight attendants handed out free cookies and drinks. The captain kept us updated. Service was great!

Delayed flight

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

The cleanliness of aircraft and on-time boarding and departure.

They charge for every in flight services. Even water is not free. The fee for checking one bag is too expensive and not fair. They beg for every penny from passengers.

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

I liked the service person who maintained a decent attitude.

Not knowing what was going on. Not having received notice before arriving at the airport. The 1 carry-on $55 fee is ridiculous. Being directed to United as a replacement without being told it would be 30 mins before the change showed up in their system, trekking all the way over, having them tell me something was wrong, trekking all the way back to Spirit, and then having a different service person snap at me that that was normal, as if 30 extra minutes and unnecessarily going back and forth wasn't anything to do with them. This is my second such experience with Spirit.

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.6

Onboarding was very simple and fast. It took less than 20 minutes.

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.0

$55 for a carry on is unbelievable! Flight was delayed for 2.5 hours. No reasons why until I got on the plane and the poilt told us why it was late. First and last time flying with spirit

Sat, Jan 27
LGA
ORD
2h 28m
Thu, Feb 15
ORD
LGA
2h 07m
Trip: 20 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 26
LGA
ORD
2h 41m
Sat, Jan 27
ORD
LGA
2h 14m
Trip: 2 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Okay 4.6

Onboarding was very simple and fast. It took less than 20 minutes.

LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Not much

Delayed flight, hidden carry on baggage fees

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

The cleanliness of aircraft and on-time boarding and departure.

They charge for every in flight services. Even water is not free. The fee for checking one bag is too expensive and not fair. They beg for every penny from passengers.

LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.6

Staff was incredibly rude during boarding and upon check-in. They refused to answer questions and generally made it difficult to actually make my flight.

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.0

Boarding process was smooth. Plane was nicer than i thought it would be for the cost. Smooth journey despite major delays.

Our flight was delayed due to weather. We were notified on our cell phones that the Flight was delayed. The Spirit workers at the airline desk were too busy watching videos on their phone to change the signboard. Flight attendants, although friendly, were disheveled in appearance.

Sat, Jan 27
LGA
ORD
2h 28m
Mon, Jan 29
ORD
LGA
2h 14m
Trip: 3 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Okay 4.6

Onboarding was very simple and fast. It took less than 20 minutes.

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.0

Boarding process was smooth. Plane was nicer than i thought it would be for the cost. Smooth journey despite major delays.

Our flight was delayed due to weather. We were notified on our cell phones that the Flight was delayed. The Spirit workers at the airline desk were too busy watching videos on their phone to change the signboard. Flight attendants, although friendly, were disheveled in appearance.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Super Flight Attendants On time flight

LGA
ORD
Good 6.5

Price Crew

Seats dont recline Not even a bottle of water provided

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was delayed but the flight attendants handed out free cookies and drinks. The captain kept us updated. Service was great!

Delayed flight

Mon, Jan 29
LGA
ORD
2h 41m
Sat, Feb 3
ORD
LGA
2h 14m
Trip: 6 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Not much

Delayed flight, hidden carry on baggage fees

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.0

Boarding process was smooth. Plane was nicer than i thought it would be for the cost. Smooth journey despite major delays.

Our flight was delayed due to weather. We were notified on our cell phones that the Flight was delayed. The Spirit workers at the airline desk were too busy watching videos on their phone to change the signboard. Flight attendants, although friendly, were disheveled in appearance.

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

The cleanliness of aircraft and on-time boarding and departure.

They charge for every in flight services. Even water is not free. The fee for checking one bag is too expensive and not fair. They beg for every penny from passengers.

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.0

$55 for a carry on is unbelievable! Flight was delayed for 2.5 hours. No reasons why until I got on the plane and the poilt told us why it was late. First and last time flying with spirit

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Super Flight Attendants On time flight

Tue, Jan 30
LGA
ORD
2h 28m
Thu, Feb 15
ORD
LGA
2h 10m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 31
LGA
ORD
2h 41m
Sun, Feb 11
ORD
LGA
2h 08m
Trip: 12 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.6

Staff was incredibly rude during boarding and upon check-in. They refused to answer questions and generally made it difficult to actually make my flight.

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.0

$55 for a carry on is unbelievable! Flight was delayed for 2.5 hours. No reasons why until I got on the plane and the poilt told us why it was late. First and last time flying with spirit

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

The cleanliness of aircraft and on-time boarding and departure.

They charge for every in flight services. Even water is not free. The fee for checking one bag is too expensive and not fair. They beg for every penny from passengers.

LGA
ORD
Good 7.5

everyone was very nice, got through quickly

I have a standard roller bag.. no issues going.. on the way back they wouldn't let me carry on. saw bags bigger than mine being carried on.

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.0

Boarding process was smooth. Plane was nicer than i thought it would be for the cost. Smooth journey despite major delays.

Our flight was delayed due to weather. We were notified on our cell phones that the Flight was delayed. The Spirit workers at the airline desk were too busy watching videos on their phone to change the signboard. Flight attendants, although friendly, were disheveled in appearance.

Thu, Feb 1
LGA
ORD
2h 41m
Wed, Feb 21
ORD
LGA
2h 10m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 1
LGA
ORD
2h 41m
Wed, Feb 14
ORD
LGA
2h 14m
Trip: 14 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.6

Staff was incredibly rude during boarding and upon check-in. They refused to answer questions and generally made it difficult to actually make my flight.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was delayed but the flight attendants handed out free cookies and drinks. The captain kept us updated. Service was great!

Delayed flight

LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Are you really asking me to rate this flight? The one that did not occur? I missed my best friend's wedding. Are you kidding me? Wtf. I swear I will never take spirit again. This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me, and I had my gall bladder removed within the last year. Fck spirit and Fck whoever asked me this Question.

All of it.

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

I liked the service person who maintained a decent attitude.

Not knowing what was going on. Not having received notice before arriving at the airport. The 1 carry-on $55 fee is ridiculous. Being directed to United as a replacement without being told it would be 30 mins before the change showed up in their system, trekking all the way over, having them tell me something was wrong, trekking all the way back to Spirit, and then having a different service person snap at me that that was normal, as if 30 extra minutes and unnecessarily going back and forth wasn't anything to do with them. This is my second such experience with Spirit.

LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Not much

Delayed flight, hidden carry on baggage fees

Mon, Feb 5
LGA
ORD
2h 28m
Thu, Feb 15
ORD
LGA
2h 07m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 3
LGA
ORD
2h 28m
Sun, Feb 4
ORD
LGA
2h 08m
Trip: 2 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

I liked the service person who maintained a decent attitude.

Not knowing what was going on. Not having received notice before arriving at the airport. The 1 carry-on $55 fee is ridiculous. Being directed to United as a replacement without being told it would be 30 mins before the change showed up in their system, trekking all the way over, having them tell me something was wrong, trekking all the way back to Spirit, and then having a different service person snap at me that that was normal, as if 30 extra minutes and unnecessarily going back and forth wasn't anything to do with them. This is my second such experience with Spirit.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Super Flight Attendants On time flight

LGA
ORD
Good 6.5

Price Crew

Seats dont recline Not even a bottle of water provided

LGA
ORD
Good 7.5

everyone was very nice, got through quickly

I have a standard roller bag.. no issues going.. on the way back they wouldn't let me carry on. saw bags bigger than mine being carried on.

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

The cleanliness of aircraft and on-time boarding and departure.

They charge for every in flight services. Even water is not free. The fee for checking one bag is too expensive and not fair. They beg for every penny from passengers.

Mon, Feb 12
LGA
ORD
2h 45m
Tue, Feb 13
ORD
LGA
2h 14m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 5
LGA
ORD
2h 28m
Tue, Feb 6
ORD
LGA
2h 08m
Trip: 2 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was delayed but the flight attendants handed out free cookies and drinks. The captain kept us updated. Service was great!

Delayed flight

LGA
ORD
Good 7.5

everyone was very nice, got through quickly

I have a standard roller bag.. no issues going.. on the way back they wouldn't let me carry on. saw bags bigger than mine being carried on.

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.6

Onboarding was very simple and fast. It took less than 20 minutes.

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.0

$55 for a carry on is unbelievable! Flight was delayed for 2.5 hours. No reasons why until I got on the plane and the poilt told us why it was late. First and last time flying with spirit

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

The cleanliness of aircraft and on-time boarding and departure.

They charge for every in flight services. Even water is not free. The fee for checking one bag is too expensive and not fair. They beg for every penny from passengers.

Tue, Feb 13
LGA
ORD
2h 28m
Wed, Feb 21
ORD
LGA
2h 15m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 6
LGA
ORD
2h 41m
Wed, Feb 7
ORD
LGA
2h 14m
Trip: 2 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Okay 4.0

Boarding process was smooth. Plane was nicer than i thought it would be for the cost. Smooth journey despite major delays.

Our flight was delayed due to weather. We were notified on our cell phones that the Flight was delayed. The Spirit workers at the airline desk were too busy watching videos on their phone to change the signboard. Flight attendants, although friendly, were disheveled in appearance.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was delayed but the flight attendants handed out free cookies and drinks. The captain kept us updated. Service was great!

Delayed flight

LGA
ORD
Good 6.5

Price Crew

Seats dont recline Not even a bottle of water provided

LGA
ORD
Good 7.5

everyone was very nice, got through quickly

I have a standard roller bag.. no issues going.. on the way back they wouldn't let me carry on. saw bags bigger than mine being carried on.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Super Flight Attendants On time flight

Wed, Feb 14
LGA
ORD
2h 28m
Thu, Feb 15
ORD
LGA
2h 07m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 8
LGA
ORD
2h 41m
Sat, Feb 10
ORD
LGA
2h 14m
Trip: 3 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.6

Staff was incredibly rude during boarding and upon check-in. They refused to answer questions and generally made it difficult to actually make my flight.

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

I liked the service person who maintained a decent attitude.

Not knowing what was going on. Not having received notice before arriving at the airport. The 1 carry-on $55 fee is ridiculous. Being directed to United as a replacement without being told it would be 30 mins before the change showed up in their system, trekking all the way over, having them tell me something was wrong, trekking all the way back to Spirit, and then having a different service person snap at me that that was normal, as if 30 extra minutes and unnecessarily going back and forth wasn't anything to do with them. This is my second such experience with Spirit.

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

The cleanliness of aircraft and on-time boarding and departure.

They charge for every in flight services. Even water is not free. The fee for checking one bag is too expensive and not fair. They beg for every penny from passengers.

LGA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Not much

Delayed flight, hidden carry on baggage fees

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.0

$55 for a carry on is unbelievable! Flight was delayed for 2.5 hours. No reasons why until I got on the plane and the poilt told us why it was late. First and last time flying with spirit

Sat, Jan 27
LGA
ORD
2h 42m
Sat, Feb 3
ORD
LGA
2h 07m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 10
LGA
ORD
2h 28m
Sun, Feb 11
ORD
LGA
2h 08m
Trip: 2 days
4.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.8 Okay
Based on 448 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
ORD
Good 6.5

Price Crew

Seats dont recline Not even a bottle of water provided

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Super Flight Attendants On time flight

LGA
ORD
Good 6.0

I liked the service person who maintained a decent attitude.

Not knowing what was going on. Not having received notice before arriving at the airport. The 1 carry-on $55 fee is ridiculous. Being directed to United as a replacement without being told it would be 30 mins before the change showed up in their system, trekking all the way over, having them tell me something was wrong, trekking all the way back to Spirit, and then having a different service person snap at me that that was normal, as if 30 extra minutes and unnecessarily going back and forth wasn't anything to do with them. This is my second such experience with Spirit.

LGA
ORD
Okay 4.6

Onboarding was very simple and fast. It took less than 20 minutes.

LGA
ORD
Good 7.5

everyone was very nice, got through quickly

I have a standard roller bag.. no issues going.. on the way back they wouldn't let me carry on. saw bags bigger than mine being carried on.

Mon, Jan 29
LGA
ORD
2h 40m
Thu, Feb 8
ORD
LGA
2h 07m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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New York to Chicago Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 23m
Flights Arrive in Chicago
Flights Depart from New York
Flight Price $67
Distance 712 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines
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