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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How much do things cost in Chicago?

Large bottle of water
C$ 2.37
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 1.79
A dozen eggs
C$ 3.84
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 2.51
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
C$ 63.85
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 112.02
Petrol (1 litre)
C$ 0.99
1 km taxi journey
C$ 1.50
One-way ticket (local transport)
C$ 3.02
Taxi - fixed fee
C$ 4.36
3 course meal for 2
C$ 87.26
Cheap meal
C$ 20.14
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
C$ 2.39
Meal at McDonald's or similar
C$ 9.40
How much does an apartment cost in Chicago?
1 bedroom apartment in the suburbs
C$ 1383
3 bedroom apartment downtown
C$ 4141
1 bedroom apartment downtown
C$ 2086
3 bedroom apartment in the suburbs
C$ 2462

International departures to Chicago