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New York to Chicago

  • $121 was the cheapest return price from New York to Chicago last month
  • Chicago is served by 5 airports. These are Chicago FSS, Chicago Gary Regional, Chicago Midway, Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Rockford.
  • 7 airlines fly direct from New York to Chicago
  • New York to Chicago is 732 miles
  • The most popular airline flying from New York to Chicago last month was American Airlines
  • The average flight time from New York to Chicago is 2h 15min
  • There are 637 flights a week from New York to Chicago

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The journey west to Chi-Town will take New Yorkers back a time zone and 732 miles across the American Midwest. Average flight times are approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, though busy layovers are common, given the ample passenger traffic at both the departure and arrival airports.

You can expect your gate-to-gate times to increase during peak travel days and during the tourist season. Despite its smaller size, Chicago is very comparable to New York City in terms of population density and urban sprawl. Both cities are metropolitan focal points for their respective regions.

Visitors have their choice of seven different airliners when booking direct, nonstop New York to Chicago flights; the leading carrier is American Airlines. Continental Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United, and US Airways also offer the trip.

NYC Airports on the Radar

Anyone who has ever been inside the gates at John F. Kennedy International knows why this airport is dubbed the busiest in the world. Combined with LaGuardia in NYC and Newark in New Jersey, it is considered the globe’s second biggest airport system.

Over 50 million people fly through JFK International every year, along with millions of tons of annual freight and cargo shipments. 90 airlines offer service to New York’s leading airport, and it is a hub for American Airlines and Delta (as well as many more in the past). Located in Queens, it has 6 separate terminals and 128 passenger gates.

LaGuardia Airport is also in Queens, albeit to the borough’s north end. It handles about half of the passenger traffic of JFK, but is also a hub for Delta and a focus city for American Airlines. It houses four terminals, and is expected to undergo a facility-wide renovation.

Come to Chicago

Blues and jazz music, world-class dining, and more shopping centers than one person can visit in a day are a few of the things you will find in Chicago. The hub of the Midwest for multiple industries, The Second City is situated near Lake Michigan. It is comprised of many museums, parks, and incredible architecture. Remember to look out your in-flight window for some incredible views!

Millennium Park, Wrigley Field, Michigan Avenue, and Garfield Park Conservatory are some of the must see sites for adventurists and sports enthusiasts alike. The Lincoln Park Zoo and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel are great, local tourist areas as well.

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