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Overview: New York City to Chicago flight

distanceDistance710 miles (1145 km)
durationAverage flight duration2 h 37 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$142 (€117)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesSpirit Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines or United

Flights from New York City to Chicago cover the 710 miles (1145 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 37 min with our travel partners like Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines or United. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this route for as low as $70 (€58), but the average price of plane tickets is $142 (€117).

Airlines: DELTA, United and American Airlines New York City – Chicago

You can travel by flight between New York City and Chicago with DELTA, United and American Airlines for as low as $70 (€58). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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United Airlines is one of the USA’s leading airline and operates domestic and international routes. Economy, Premium Economy and Business are the ticket fares that the airline offers for your next flight between New York City and Chicago.

It’s easy to book your United plane ticket between New York City and Chicago online with Omio! Simply check the current United flight schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between New York City and Chicago as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that flight and book cheap United plane tickets online. Prices for United flights from New York City to Chicago start at $148 (€122) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 710 miles (1145 km). If you search for United flights in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the United tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by plane from New York City to Chicago. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best New York City to Chicago United plane ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Flights from New York to Chicago

Taking around two and a half hours on a quick flight, getting from New York to Chicago by airplane is straightforward. There are flights throughout the day, week and year from all of New York's main airports right to the Windy City. The two cities, both in the northeast of the United States of America, lie 714 miles apart (1,149 kilometers), with Chicago lying more or less directly west from the Big Apple. Most journeys are direct, with a few indirect flights through the day.

Which airlines travel from New York to Chicago

Flights from New York to Chicago are operated by six airlines: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines. All six airlines fly from LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, while Delta and American also leave from John F. Kennedy International Airport and American fly from Stewart International Airport, a little way out of the city. The majority of these flights go to O'Hare International Airport, although some also fly to Midway International Airport. Southwest and United offer the fastest flights.

How long is the flight from New York to Chicago?

How long the flight is really depends on where passengers are flying from and whether they are going direct. The quickest indirect flights take only around two hours and 35 minutes, flying from LaGuardia Airport in NYC to Midway International Airport, which lies just southwest of Chicago city center. Flights from JFK and Newark Liberty, which mostly go to O'Hare International, take closer to three hours, as do those from LaGuardia to O'Hare. The vast majority of flights are direct, but there are some indirect journeys. The shortest indirect flight is provided by American Airlines and takes around four hours, including a half an hour changeover in Ronald Reagan National Airport, while the longest indirect flight goes from Stewart International and stops twice: once at Philadelphia International Airport and once at Douglas International Airport, for a total journey time of eight hours.

How many flights are there from New York to Chicago?

Flights are exceptionally regular between New York and Chicago, with nearly 550 flights ferrying passengers between the two every week throughout the year. There are more flights during weekdays, with around 90 a day from Monday to Friday, with Friday being the busiest day by a small margin. At the weekend there is a slight dip, with around 60 flights on a Saturday and around 80 on a Sunday. The earliest flight from New York to Chicago leaves at around 6:00 a.m., after which flights leave every 20 to 40 minutes until around 8:00 p.m., at which point they become a little less regular. The last flight from New York to Chicago of the day leaves at around 10:00 p.m.

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

The majority of flights from New York to Chicago depart from LaGuardia Airport (LGA). This airport lies in the Queens district of New York City. Although there are no subway lines connecting the station to the city, there are several bus lines that can take passengers from the center of the city to the airport. Some flights go from John F. Kennedy airport - also located in Queens - which passengers can reach by taking the subway out to Jamaica or Howard Beach stations and then boarding the AirTrain. Newark Liberty airport, where a minority of flights depart from, is outside of New York but has its own train station, so is easily accessible. Stewart International Airport lies around 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of New York, and is accessible by car.

O'Hare International Airport, where most flights from New York fly to, lies about 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the northwest of Chicago city center and has good facilities. Getting from the airport to Chicago city center is straightforward, as the subway blue line's north terminus is at the airport. O'Hare is extremely well stocked in terms of options for food and drink - passengers can choose between sit-down meals, like at La Tapenade, or takeout from McDonald's or Green Market. Midway International Airport lies eight miles (13 kilometers) southwest of Chicago city center. Midway is also on Chicago's subway network in addition to being well served by bus routes into the city. The airport is well stocked for food options. Passengers can eat Italian food - including Chicago's famous deep dish pizza - or have a beer at one of the airport's tap rooms while they wait for their flight.

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FAQs

How much do cheap flights from New York City to Chicago cost?

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest flight to Chicago from New York City for the next 7 days starting from $70 (€58)  one way.

How much is a plane ticket to Chicago from New York City?

If you are looking to buy your plane ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the New York City to Chicago flight to cost on average $142 (€117)  one way.

How far is it from New York City to Chicago by plane?

The flight distance from New York City to Chicago is around 710 miles (1145 km).

How long is the plane ride to Chicago from New York City?

While the time it takes to travel 710 miles (1145 km) from New York City to Chicago can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the New York City to Chicago flight journey time is on average 2 h 37 min.

Which airlines can get me from New York City to Chicago?

For the trip from New York City to Chicago you can take a flight with Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines or United. Be sure to check out all possible airlines that offer services to Chicago from New York City on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Is there a direct flight from New York City to Chicago?

Yes, there are direct flights to Chicago from New York City, and you can find a direct flight for this trip with skywest airlines, envoy air, Republic Airlines, American Airlines or United  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your plane ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

What are the first and last departure flight times from New York City to Chicago?

The earliest flight for this trip departs from New York City at 10: 30 AM. The last flight leaves from New York City at 9: 59 PM. Check Omio for the latest flight schedule from New York City to Chicago and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I book plane tickets from New York City to Chicago for the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this route and save money. If you purchase plane tickets between New York City and Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $142 (€117) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your plane ticket from New York City to Chicago a few months in advance.