Cheap Flights from Phoenix to Chicago

Flight information Phoenix to Chicago

Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 1417 miles

3h 10min

Most popular airline last month

American Airlines

Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Pal-Waukee, Chicago Dupage County, Chicago Midway and others

5 airports

If you are looking for a break from the heat or just want to experience some of the excitement and wonder in the city of Chicago, you can use Skyscanner’s search fight tool to find a cheap flight from Phoenix to Chicago.  Take the stress out of planning your Chicago trip by checking out the information listed below.

Departing Phoenix

There are two primary airport options to choose from for your departure from the city of Phoenix.  You can choose flight options from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport or Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. 

If departing from the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, it is advised that you arrive at least two hours before your scheduled flight time to get through TSA checkpoints and secure your boarding pass.  While the airport is smaller, you will find the basic amenities you will need before departing for your flight such as dining options, shops, and cash machines.

For those who choose to fly out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, you will find a much larger airport and added amenities.  With the larger airport come longer lines at security, so it is recommended to arrive a minimum of two hours before your flight for even domestic service.  You will have plenty to do during you’re your wait for your flight's departure as the airport others multiple dining options, shopping, and even an in airport museum.

Airline and Flight Options

If flying out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, you will only be able to choose flight service on Allegiant Air and will need to make a connecting flight to get to your final destination of Chicago.  When flying out of Sky Harbor, you can choose from direct service on airline providers such as American Airlines, United, Southwest, and Spirit.  Flights with one or two stops can be found on Alaska Airlines, Frontier, and Deltas as well.

Arriving in Chicago

On your arrival to Chicago, you will be flying into either Chicago Midway Airport or Chicago O’Hare.  While the O’Hare Airport services more flights, both of the airports are large with multiple amenities to service your arrivals.  Both airports offer multiple modes of transportation for your arrival including limousines, taxi, shuttle, and hired car service, which can be accessed directly at the exit.  Both airports also provide easy access to multiple public transport options servicing Chicago and the surrounding areas, including the Amtrak rail service and El train. If you are in need of a car rental, you will be able to find multiple in-airport options at both locations with such popular brands as Avis, Hertz, National, Budget, Enterprise, and many more.

There are so many things for you to see and do on your trip to the Chicago area and it may be hard to fit everything in one trip.  Some of the most popular sites and destinations that locals and tourists come to see include the Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, the Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago Riverwalk, Wrigley Field, the Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and the Art Institute of Chicago.  

Foodies will have endless options to choose from with food options ranging from five-star dining to popular pizza joints famous for the Chicago deep dish.  On your trip don’t forget to take a day for shopping along the many shops on the Magnificent Mile which range from high-end clothing stores to specialty shops such as the Hershey store.

When booking hotel accommodations make your stay easier by getting hotel accommodations with access close to the El train.  Parking can be expensive and hard to find in the downtown area so ride the El will save you a lot of money and frustration.

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