Cheap Flights from Dallas to Chicago in 2019

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Flight information Dallas to Chicago

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 791 miles

2h 5min

Most popular airline last month

American Airlines

Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Midway and Chicago Rockford

3 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 3 airports in Chicago: Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Midway and Chicago Rockford.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Dallas to Chicago is $65. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
2h 5min is the average flight time from Dallas to Chicago.
There are 5 airlines who fly non-stop from Dallas to Chicago.
There are 201 flights per week flying from Dallas to Chicago, as of October.

Cheap Flight Information from Dallas to Chicago

Average Flight Time 2 hours and 5 minutes
Departure Airport Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field
Destination Airport Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago Midway Airport, Pal-Waukee Airport
Direct Airline American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United, Delta
Minimum Round-Trip Ticket Price* $67

Cheap Flights from Dallas to Chicago


Flight Frequency

Average Flight Price*

Ticket Search

American Airlines

7 days a week



Spirit  Airlines

7 days a week




7 days a week




3-5 days a week



*Round Trip flight prices were found at time of posting and are subject to change. Be sure to do a flight search to check most recent prices.

Flights from Dallas to Chicago: Frequently Asked Questions

Are Dallas and Chicago in the Same Time Zone?

Yes, Dallas and Chicago are both in the Central Standard Time zone so you will not gain or lose any hours during your trip.

How can I Save Money on My Dallas to Chicago Trip?

When traveling from Dallas to Chicago, it pays to be flexible with your travel arrangements. There are several different airlines that fly the Dallas to Chicago route everyday and at different times during the day. Try to book your flight for the middle of the week and take a night time flight if you can to save money as airline tickets are in less of demand during this time. Skyscanner can help you maximize your savings by finding cheap airline tickets for you. Download the Skycanner mobile app and use the price alerts tool. Simply plug in your desired route and we will notify you when we find cheap tickets that fit within your budget.

Do I Have to Arrive to the Airport Two Hours Early for My Flight to Chicago?

Yes! TSA recommends that you arrive to the airport at least two hours early for all flights, regardless of where you are traveling to, so you have adequate time to get checked in and go through airport security. Dallas area airports have lots of activities, restaurants, and shops to keep you occupied while you wait for your departing flight.

What are the Ground Transportation Options Available to Me in Chicago?

When you arrive to Chicago, you will have plenty of ground transportation options to get you to your final destination. You can arrange a rideshare with Uber or Lyft, catch one of the 'L' trains, ride a city bus, reserve an airport or hotel shuttle, hail a taxi, or pick up a rental car from the airport.

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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