The cheapest times to fly from IAH to ORD are
- August 13th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th and December 17th)
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 IAH to ORD is early December. Prices can be as high as $676 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $97 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $115 to $318 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $117. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $350. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $233 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $207 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IAH to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the IAH 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 $0.14, which is far 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 $72 (28%) 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 $182. Return trip prices are from the ORD to IAH 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 IAH to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 39 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from IAH to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Iberia, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 926 miles or 1490 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from IAH to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to ORD flight is about 2 hour 39 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 57 available flights from IAH to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from IAH to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for IAH about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 28 minutes late
- United: 15 minutes late
- Envoy: 13 minutes late
- Spirit: 7 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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