Cheap Flights from Chicago to New York

Flight information Chicago to New York

cheapest roundtrip price from Chicago to New York last month


airlines fly non-stop from Chicago to New York


flights a week from Chicago to New York

1h 50min

average flight time from Chicago to New York, total distance 738 miles

American Airlines

was the most popular airline flying from Chicago to New York last month

4 airports

New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, New York LaGuardia and Stewart International

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Airports and Airlines

Chicago and New York are some of the busiest travel hubs in the US, so if you’re looking for connecting flights from one to the other, you have a lot of options.  Skyscanner will help make sure your flight from Chicago to New York is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Both the Chicago and New York City areas house numerous airports for international and domestic flight paths.  If you’re flying out of Chicago, your most likely point of departure will by Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which connects daily to New York JFK International Airport and La Guardia.  Both Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway airports connect to Newark airport as well, which, although technically in New Jersey, is a common port of call for travelers to the NYC area, and the city’s famous skyline is visible from many vantage points in Newark Airport.

With a flight time of just over 2 hours, you have many options for direct flights, offered by United, American Airlines, Delta, jetBlue, Southwest, and Spirit Airlines.

What to expect in Chicago and NYC airports

Chicago O’Hare is a large airport, but well organized so that your departure should not be a hassle.  If you’re driving to the airport, passengers can be dropped off directly by their terminal entrance, but if you want to avoid traffic congestion there, the airport offers a “Kiss ‘n Fly” drop-off point where you can pick up a speedy airport shuttle that will take you direct to your terminal, and avoid the hustle and bustle.  In general, the airport recommends that you arrive 2 hours in advance of your flight domestic departures.

Once you’ve gone to your terminal, you will find a wide range of shops and restaurants to pass the time in or grab a snack if you’re feeling hungry.  The airport features a range of art displays as you go from terminal to terminal, a full-sized cast of a brachiosaurus skeleton, and amenities for rest and relaxation, including a yoga room that’s free for all passengers to use.  For detailed information on the services offered, and transport to the airport, have a look at Skyscanner’s Chicago O’Hare airport information page.

If you’re flying out from Chicago Midway airport instead, you can also reach your port of departure by car, bus or train, and if travelling by car, can be dropped off right at the curb-side of your terminal area.  Chicago also features a good range of restaurants and shopping stops once you’re inside, and this airport too has a yoga room for relaxation.  More questions?  Check out Skyscanner’s airport information pageto find your answer.

Once you land in New York, you’ll find that of New York City’s airports are well connected to the city by public transport, with train and bus options farther afield.  Since your travel options will vary depending on the airport you land in, the best thing to do is to have a look at the options available from your chosen airport’s webpage.  Or, have a look herefor Skyscanner’s tips on how to get around in New York.  Our rental car page will also take you to the best rental deals in the city.

Time and Climate

Chicago is in the Central Time Zone, so New York City is one hour ahead of it, in the Eastern Time Zone.  The climates of the two cities are not too different from each other, but you’ll probably find New York, with its direct proximity to the ocean, to be slightly milder than the Windy City.  While the average high temperatures in summer months are about the same, in winter, you can expect New York City to have average highs in the upper 30s and low 40s, even in December through February, and average lows ranging from 26-32 °F.  Chicago, on the other hand, usually sees average highs in the upper 20s during these months, and lows dropping to the low 20s and upper teens at night.


To make your security screening at the airport as smooth as possible, make sure you have a valid government photo ID, such as a passport, military ID, or driver’s license.  If you’re planning on travelling further outside of the US after your stay in New York, be aware that you will need a passport to enter a foreign country.  If you have any questions about whether or not your form of ID is valid, or what alternative identification you can bring, please refer to the TSA website.

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