Cheap Flights from Dallas to Chicago
Flight information Dallas to Chicago
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Average flight time, total distance 791 miles
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Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Pal-Waukee, Chicago Midway and Chicago Rockford
A direct route from the hot desert glamor of Dallas to the bracing lakeside atmosphere of Chicago will take you just under two and a half hours in flight.
You can find a direct flight from Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) for just about any time of the day. American alone offers more than 80 nonstop flights on the route every week, and both United and Spirit Airlines also offer full direct schedules. For those who like smaller airports, you can also fly with Southwest from Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Chicago Midway (MDW).
Making your way to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field
Gigantic Dallas Fort Worth is the third busiest airport in the world by traffic, and it covers an area larger than the island of Manhattan. To move between five big terminals, you have your choice of the free Skyline train, which arrives every 2 minutes, or the free Terminal Link Vans, which go every 10 minutes.
Once you’ve made your way to the right terminal, the convenient semi-circle shape makes finding what you need simple. You can easily arrive at the airport via public transportation. You have your choice of the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail line and the DART Light Rail, which both stop at DFW.
Little Dallas Love Field is popular with locals because it’s so quiet and so close to the city center. It actually falls within the city limits and is only about 6 miles from downtown. Your public transport option for DAL is the DART's Love Link 524 bus route, which connects to the DART Rail.
No matter which airport you fly from, if you’re driving, you’ll want at least an hour to get through Dallas traffic.
Arriving in Chicago
Like other world-class cities, there’s so much to do and see in Chicago that it’s hard to nail down the highlights. For families, the Navy Pier offers up old-fashioned fun, with attractions, rides, and boat tours. In Lincoln Park, the wonderful Zoo is free all year round. It’s one of the oldest in the country, but it has cutting-edge exhibits and more than 1,200 animals on display.
For the grownups, catch a future comedy legend at one of the many great clubs like Second City. Baseball fans will have to pay their respects to Wrigley’s field, and lovers of high culture can lose themselves for the day at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which has one of the nation’s most important collections.
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