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Overview: Chicago to Denver flight

distanceDistance915 miles (1475 km)
durationAverage flight duration2 h 44 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$59 (€49)
changesDirect flightYes

Flights from Chicago to Denver cover the 915 miles (1475 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 44 min with our travel partners like. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this route for as low as $52 (€43), but the average price of plane tickets is $59 (€49).

Flights from Chicago to Denver 

Passengers traveling from Chicago to Denver for business or leisure will find a good choice of flights between the two cities to suit all schedules and budgets. A similar timetable of flights from Chicago to Denver is in place seven days a week with at least a dozen departures every day that are on direct routes. The fastest of these is operated by United and takes just 2.five hours. There is also a good choice of connecting routes with longer overall journey times of up to 13.five hours. Flights to Denver from Chicago depart from either O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Midway International Airport (MDW) while all arrivals are at Denver International Airport (DEN).

Which airlines fly from Chicago to Denver?

Passengers wishing to take a flight from Chicago to Denver have a choice of seven providers, five of which operate direct routes. These five are United, American Airlines, and Southwest along with the budget operators Spirit and Frontier. United has the fastest routes with direct flight times of just 2.five hours. Connecting flights that require one connection en route can also be taken with Southwest, Delta, Frontier, and Sun Country Airlines. Some are codeshare flights.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Denver?

Direct flights from Chicago to Denver take from between 2.five hours and three hours with United operating the fastest route. Other services involve longer journeys that start from just over four hours to 13.five hours depending on the route taken and the time spent in transit at connecting airports. Connecting routes require just one transfer which is made at airports such as Saint Paul International Airport (MSP), Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport (STL), Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), John Glenn International Airport (CMH), and Love Field Airport (DAL).

How many flights are there from Chicago to Denver?

There is the same number of daily departures throughout the week of flights from Chicago to Denver with just some variations in time from day to day. The first departures start in the early morning. These then continue at regular intervals until mid-evening. Altogether there over three dozen flights a day from Chicago to Denver with at least one dozen of these being direct routes.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Chicago to Denver?

Departure airport: Flights to Denver from Chicago start their routes at both of Chicago's airports, O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway International Airport (MDW). The first is located approximately 17.5 miles (28 kilometers) from the center of Chicago while Midway Airport is closer at just 11 miles (18 kilometers) from downtown Chicago. There are good ground transportation links from central Chicago to both airports. These are the Blue and Orange lines of the CTA rail system as well as local buses and shuttle buses. Passengers also have the option of taking a taxi, using a car rental vehicle or rideshare schemes. Both airports have extensive passenger facilities that include parking lots, lounges, WiFi, restrooms, showers, banking and currency services with ATMs, left luggage storage, medical assistance, and children's play areas. The terminals also have a varied selection of places to drink, eat, and shop. Both airports are fully accessible to passengers with limited mobility and other disabilities with step-free access to all areas via ramps, escalators, and elevators. Also available are wheelchairs and accessible restrooms while further individual assistance can be pre-booked.

Arrival airport: Every flight from Chicago to Denver completes its journey at Denver International Airport (DEN). This is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the center of the city. There are good ground transportation links between the airport and the city which include local and shuttle buses as well as Line A of the RTD Light Rail System. Taxis and car rentals are available at the airport while there is also extensive car parking. Amenities at the airport are located in the large Jeppesen Terminal and these include  restrooms, showers, baggage storage, WiFi throughout, currency and banking services, ATMs, water refill stations, passenger lounges, business facilities, children's play areas, medical assistance, and an innovative Therapy Squad of cats to help calm nervous passengers. The airport also has a good choice of cafes, restaurants, and stores. Denver Airport is fully accessible to passengers with limited mobility. All areas are step-free and can be accessed by elevators, escalators or ramps while wheelchairs are available to borrow and there are relief areas for service animals. There are several adapted restrooms and some payphones have also been adapted for use by hearing-impaired passengers.

Travel Tips: Chicago to Denver Flight

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How much are cheap flights between Chicago and Denver?

Omio customers have found the cheapest flights from Chicago to Denver to cost as little as $52 (€43)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a flight ticket to Denver from Chicago?

If you’re looking to purchase your plane tickets in the next week, you can expect the Chicago to Denver flight price to come in at an average of $59 (€49)  one way.

How far is it from Chicago to Denver by plane?

The Chicago to Denver flight distance is approximately 915 miles (1475 km).

How long is the flight from Chicago to Denver?

The Chicago to Denver flight duration is on average 2 h 44 min, which is to be expected when traveling 915 miles (1475 km) to Denver from Chicago. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What are the first and last departure flight times from Chicago to Denver?

The earliest flight departing from Chicago to Denver leaves at 1: 00 PM. The last flight departing from Chicago to Denver leaves at 8: 49 PM. You can find the latest Chicago to Denver flight schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I book Chicago to Denver plane tickets to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this trip and save money. If you buy plane tickets between Chicago and Denver within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $59 (€49) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your plane ticket from Chicago to Denver a few months in advance.

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