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The cheapest times to fly from AUS to MDW are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from AUS to MDW is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1153 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $174 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Austin, TX (AUS) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $176 to $594 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $183. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $684. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $501 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $304 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AUS to MDW flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the AUS to MDW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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AUS to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AUS to MDW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Austin. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $163 (40%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $242. Return trip prices are from the MDW to AUS flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from AUS to MDW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 44 minutes may be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from AUS to MDW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 22.24% less expensive than MDW
  • Nonstop flights available

See AUS to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 12.19% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See AUS to MKE flights

Destination alternative #3: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 3.13% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See AUS to MSN flights

Destination alternative #4: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 2.97% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See AUS to AZO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AUS to MDW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago Midway International Airport to Austin – Bergstrom International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 972 miles or 1564 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AUS to MDW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AUS to MDW flight is about 2 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Austin, TX and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from AUS to MDW.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code AUS
Origination airport name Austin – Bergstrom International Airport
City Austin, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30.2
Longitude -97.7

Return Airport

Destination code MDW
Destination airport name Chicago Midway International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 41.8
Longitude -87.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from AUS to MDW tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 25% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 3% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MDW heading for AUS about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 10 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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