Cheap Flights from Chicago to Austin-Bergstrom
Flight information Chicago to Austin-Bergstrom
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Average flight time, total distance 969 miles
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The route from Chicago to the Austin-Bergstrom airport connects one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the North to a bustling Texas city known for its music, arts and southern culture. Whether you are flying out of O'Hare International Airport or Midway International Airport, you will need to know some details to make your trip as smooth as possible. Also, learn about the Austin-Bergstrom airport so you can be familiar with your surroundings when you land.
O’Hare has more than 1,000 daily departures, so it is wise to understand the terminal layouts. The Domestic terminals are 1, 2, and 3. The international terminal is number 5.
The airport has round-the-clock dining, retail, a duty-free store, as well as luxury bathrooms.
Arrive far ahead of your flight departure time. Two hours would be the recommended amount of time to allow, so that you can make your way through the TSA checkpoint.
Midway International offers a less frenzied pace, with 265 daily departures. The airport offers a food court, a yoga room, and art displays throughout the terminals.
Though Midway is much smaller than O’Hare, arrive at least one hour before your departure time.
Frontier, United and American Airlines offer direct flights from O’Hare to Austin-Bergstrom (AUS). Flights leave from Terminal 3.
Midway offers non-stop flights to AUS on Southwest, and one-stop or two-stop flights on Delta.
Austin-Bergstrom Airport offers Tex-Mex cuisine. You will also hear local musicians playing throughout the terminal.
Gates 1-25 offer shopping and dining services. These gates are in the Barbara Jordan Terminal.
The new Southern Terminal opened in April of 2017, does not offer the same level of amenities as the older Barbara Jordan Terminal.
Austin and Chicago are in the same time zone, so you won’t feel any jet lag. Austin does not have the cold winters Chicago has, though temperatures do dip below freezing. The average temperature in Austin is 69 degrees, whereas Chicago’s average is 51 degrees.
Chicago offers lots of big-city attractions, such as pro sports teams and major museums, whereas Austin is more geared toward outdoor activities and a bustling local music scene.
Chicago has one of the highest per-mile cab fares in the nation at $7.25, while Austin will cost you just over $3.00 per mile from the airport.
The cost of living in Austin is more than 10% lower than the cost of living in Chicago, so expect more purchasing power when you arrive.
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