The cheapest times to fly from HOU to ORD are
- January 1st to March 4th
- August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)
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 HOU to ORD is late January. Prices can be as high as $1131 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $174 for Wednesday flights around late January.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Houston, TX (HOU) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $174 to $467 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $179. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $593. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $415 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $265 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HOU to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the HOU to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the HOU to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday 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 $90 (28%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $238. Return trip prices are from the ORD to HOU flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from HOU to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 41 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from HOU to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to William P Hobby Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 946 miles or 1522 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from HOU to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop HOU to ORD flight is about 2 hour 41 minutes.
How many flights go between Houston, TX and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from HOU to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||William P Hobby Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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