Cheap Flights from Chicago to Dallas
Flight information Chicago to Dallas
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Average flight time, total distance 791 miles
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Dallas Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field
There are about 800 miles between Chicago and Dallas. On a direct flight the journey from the great lakes region to the Texan desert will take you between two and two-and-a-half hours in the air.
American, United, and Spirit Airlines all have full schedules of nonstop flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). If you prefer smaller airports, you can also fly direct with Southwest from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Dallas Love Field (DAL).
Making your way to Chicago’s airports
If you’ve never flown from O’Hare before, the scale of the four passenger terminals and the large crowds of fellow passengers can be a bit of a shock. This isn’t just the largest airport in Chicago, it’s also one of the busiest air travel hubs in the country. The layout is pretty straightforward and there’s a rapid Automatic People Mover to help you get around. However, we still recommend giving yourself a generous cushion of time before your flight (about 2 hours before boarding).
It’s pretty easy to take public transportation from downtown Chicago to the airport. Grab the CTA Blue Line train, which travels from the Loop to ORD every 15 minutes. Trains run 24/7 so it doesn’t matter if you’ve got a really early or late departure.
If you’ve chosen to fly from Chicago Midway, you should have an easy time navigating the single terminal airport. There are three concourses, and the shortest (C) has only three gates. The public transport option for Midway is fast and convenient. The CTA Orange Line takes about 25 minutes to get from the Loop to MDW. Once you reach the airport stop, you’ll have a 10 to 15 minute walk through a tunnel to reach the main terminal building.
Arriving in Dallas
Dallas has a rich and varied history, and the part it has played in both fictional and real-life dramas has given it an outsize reputation. The big Texas city does justice to our imaginations. Just like the TV show that bore its name, Dallas celebrates fabulous wealth: 20 of the Forbes 400 Richest list lived here in 2013, and the city is world famous as a shopping wonderland.
But Dallas has a more serious side, too. History buffs and pilgrims come to visit the Kennedy Memorials and The Sixth Floor Museum, which stand in memory of the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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