Cheap Flights to Chicago

Chicago overview

When is the best time to fly?

Peak Season:

Summer runs from June through August and is a hugely popular time in the city, despite the heat and humidity from the Lake. This is also the Chicago’s peak festival season, which sees major events taking place in the parks and neighbourhoods every weekend. Prices for flights to Chicago and crowd numbers can see an increase when the city hosts its most popular festivals.

Foodies should book a flight to Chicago during mid-July for the Taste of Chicago festival. This outdoor food event takes place at the lakefront and showcases a variety of cuisines and local flavours accompanied by live music. August is host to another popular event – the Chicago Air and Water Show. With free admission and lakefront location, the show attracts huge numbers of fans of aviation and adventure seekers.

September can be the most enjoyable and mild month of the year but there's less going on during this period.

Off-peak Season:

January to March is when Chicago is least busy, making cheap flights to Chicago and hotel deals more attainable. However, true to its reputation as the “Windy City”, cold temperatures and brisk winds will make you want to stay inside for most of your visit.

Chicago insider information

One of the biggest challenges for visitors to Chicago can be the weather. Fiercely hot in the summer, the city is bitterly cold and windy in the winter. In the winter, wear layers and don't expose skin to the wind; in summer, be sure to drink plenty of water and use sunscreen.

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Airports for Chicago

How much do things cost in Chicago?

1 hour taxi waiting fee
C$ 26.11
1 km taxi journey
C$ 1.46
One-way ticket (local transport)
C$ 2.94
Taxi - fixed fee
C$ 4.24
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
C$ 14.36
Bottle of wine
C$ 15.67
Large bottle of water
C$ 2.31
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 1.74
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 108.94
Pair of jeans
C$ 62.09
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 6.53
3 course meal for 2
C$ 84.86
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
C$ 2.33
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
C$ 7.83
How much does an apartment cost in Chicago?
1 bedroom apartment downtown
C$ 2029
3 bedroom apartment downtown
C$ 4027
1 bedroom apartment in the suburbs
C$ 1345
3 bedroom apartment in the suburbs
C$ 2394

More information about Chicago

  • Treat yourself one evening to a show at Chicago’s renowned McCormick Place or Chicago Theatre
  • The third-largest city in the USA, Chicago has plenty for anyone wanting an exciting American city break
  • Spend your evenings enjoying live blues and jazz bands in Chicago’s legendary lounge bars
  • Make your way up to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (previously Sears Tower) for amazing views out across the city
  • Let the kids enjoy meeting countless birds and animals at magnificent Lincoln Park Zoo in the city centre
  • Watch out for great deals on one way flights to Chicago and then get domestic flights to anywhere across the US
  • Book direct flights to Chicago now, and enjoy a trip to one of America’s most vibrant and entertaining cities
  • Relax after a day’s sightseeing in Lincoln Park – the city’s largest, and second most visited in the US
  • Have a wander around the magnificent shops and boutiques along Chicago’s State Street and the ‘Magnificent Mile’
  • In the summer, relax on one of Chicago’s 33 golden beaches that stretch along the waterfront

International departures to Chicago