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Seattle to Chicago Flights
While Seattle is home to several airports, the only one that handles commercial flights is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also known as Sea-Tac, this airport is responsible for all incoming flights, along with flights from Seattle. Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways are a few airlines that operate out of this airport. Located in SeaTac, Washington, the airport sits along the intersection of three state routes: 99, 518, and 509. Though the airport has three terminals, only the Concourse Terminal and North Satellite Terminal handle domestic flights. The South Satellite Terminal specializes in international flights. It's just a short drive from the airport to downtown.
When you need to reach your hotel quickly, head for the public transportation system, which consists of Sound Transit and Metro Transit. The buses and light rails only cost a few dollars, and you can visit the sales counter at any station to purchase tickets for your trip. The light rail system drops passengers directly at some of the top hotels in the downtown area. Seattle uses a grid system for its roads, which makes finding your hotel easy if you drive. You can use the Orbitz.com sign to look for rental cars from the airport.
If you visit during the spring, winter, or fall, you need a warm coat and an umbrella. Though the city does not get snow, it does get a high amount of rain during these seasons, and temperatures that can drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer is much warmer, with temperatures in the high 70s and less rainfall.
Seattle is home to dozens of cultural activities and attractions, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Henry Art Galley, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Underground Tour, which takes you through older parts of the city. When you look for flights from Seattle on Orbitz.com, take a few minutes to look for other low-cost attractions in the city.
Airports in Chicago
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.
Transportation from the Airport
Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.
Weather in Chicago
Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.
Highlights and Attractions
Orbitz.com not only helps you find cheap flights to Chicago, but can also help you purchase tickets to the Sears Tower or make reservations for guided city tours.
Cheap flights from Seattle to Chicago
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Cheapest weekend flights in July from Seattle to Chicago
|Leave Fri, Jul 12||Seattle (SEA)||Chicago (MDW)||Sun Country Airlines||$398|
|Return Mon, Jul 15||Chicago (MDW)||Seattle (SEA)||Sun Country Airlines|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Seattle to Chicago
|Leave Thu, Jul 4||Seattle (SEA)||Chicago (MDW)||Frontier Airlines||$316|
|Return Mon, Oct 7||Chicago (MDW)||Seattle (SEA)||Frontier Airlines|
Best one-week trip in July from Seattle to Chicago
|Leave Wed, Jul 3||Seattle (SEA)||Chicago (ORD)||American Airlines||$384|
|Return Wed, Jul 10||Chicago (ORD)||Seattle (SEA)||American Airlines|
Cheapest weekend flights in August from Seattle to Chicago
|Leave Sat, Aug 31||Seattle (SEA)||Chicago (ORD)||United Airlines||$366|
|Return Mon, Sep 2||Chicago (ORD)||Seattle (SEA)||United Airlines|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Seattle to Chicago
|Leave Tue, Aug 20||Seattle (SEA)||Chicago (MDW)||Frontier Airlines||$346|
|Return Thu, Sep 19||Chicago (MDW)||Seattle (SEA)||Frontier Airlines|
Best one-week trip in August from Seattle to Chicago
|Leave Wed, Aug 28||Seattle (SEA)||Chicago (MDW)||Frontier Airlines||$346|
|Return Wed, Sep 4||Chicago (MDW)||Seattle (SEA)||Frontier Airlines|
Cheapest weekend flights in September from Seattle to Chicago
|Leave Sat, Sep 21||Seattle (SEA)||Chicago (MDW)||Frontier Airlines||$264|
|Return Mon, Sep 23||Chicago (MDW)||Seattle (SEA)||Frontier Airlines|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from Seattle to Chicago
|Leave Wed, Sep 11||Seattle (SEA)||Chicago (MDW)||Frontier Airlines||$264|
|Return Thu, Sep 12||Chicago (MDW)||Seattle (SEA)||Frontier Airlines|
Best one-week trip in September from Seattle to Chicago
|Leave Wed, Sep 18||Seattle (SEA)||Chicago (MDW)||Frontier Airlines||$264|
|Return Wed, Sep 25||Chicago (MDW)||Seattle (SEA)||Frontier Airlines|
Airports in Seattle WA, US
SeaTac Airport (SEA)
Distance from City Center: 10.9 miles
Carriers for flights from SEA to CHI
CarriersAlaska Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
Airports in Chicago IL, US
Midway Airport (MDW)
Distance from City Center: 9.5 miles
O'Hare Airport (ORD)
Distance from City Center: 15.1 miles
Terminals and carriers for flights from SEA to ORD
Terminal Carriers Terminal 1 US Airways, United Airlines Terminal 3 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines
Aircraft options between Seattle and Chicago
|Boeing 737-700 Passenger||United Airlines, Alaska Airlines|
|Boeing 757-200 Passenger||United Airlines, US Airways|
|Boeing 737-900 (Winglets) Passenger||Alaska Airlines|
|Boeing 737-900 Passenger||Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways|
|Airbus Industrie A319||US Airways, United Airlines|
|Boeing 737-800 Passenger||American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways|
|Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger||Alaska Airlines|
|Airbus Industrie A320||US Airways, United Airlines|
More to explore for Seattle to Chicago
- 18 direct flights are operating from Seattle to Chicago today.
- Today's average time for a direct flight is 3h 50m.
- American Airlines flight 2240 (1:00 AM GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Seattle to Chicago.
- American Airlines flight 1866 (6:55 PM GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from Seattle to Chicago.
- Today's shortest direct flight from Seattle to Chicago (Alaska Airlines flight 26, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) takes 3h 40m.
- Today's longest direct flight from Seattle to Chicago (American Airlines flight 1628, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 4h 5m.
- Flights from SeaTac Airport (SEA) to Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) are available for this route.
|Frontier Airlines||SEA||CHI||Fri, Nov 1 - Sun, Nov 3||$264|
|American Airlines||SEA||CHI||Thu, Sep 12 - Fri, Sep 13||$307|
|Alaska Airlines||SEA||CHI||Thu, Jul 4 - Fri, Jul 5||$350|
|United Airlines||SEA||CHI||Thu, Oct 10 - Mon, Oct 14||$362|
|US Airways||SEA||CHI||Wed, Jul 24 - Sat, Aug 17||$364|
|Delta Air Lines||SEA||CHI||Fri, Sep 13 - Sun, Sep 15||$384|
|Sun Country Airlines||SEA||CHI||Wed, Jul 3 - Thu, Jul 4||$398|
|Virgin America||SEA||CHI||Wed, Oct 30 - Wed, Nov 20||$438|
Daily flight schedule for Wed, Jun 19, 2013
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|American Airlines||AA2240||SEA||6:00 AM||ORD||11:55 AM||738||3hr 55min|
|United Airlines||UA1154||SEA||6:20 AM||ORD||12:15 PM||739||3hr 55min|
|Alaska Airlines||AS20||SEA||8:30 AM||ORD||2:15 PM||73J||3hr 45min|
|American Airlines||AA360||SEA||8:25 AM||ORD||2:20 PM||738||3hr 55min|
|United Airlines||UA618||SEA||9:00 AM||ORD||2:46 PM||752||3hr 46min|
|US Airways||US6586||SEA||9:00 AM||ORD||2:46 PM||752||3hr 46min|
|United Airlines||UA1522||SEA||11:19 AM||ORD||5:10 PM||73G||3hr 51min|
|American Airlines||AA1628||SEA||11:45 AM||ORD||5:50 PM||738||4hr 5min|
|Alaska Airlines||AS22||SEA||12:50 PM||ORD||6:45 PM||73H||3hr 55min|
|United Airlines||UA1617||SEA||1:48 PM||ORD||7:39 PM||738||3hr 51min|
|American Airlines||AA532||SEA||1:55 PM||ORD||7:55 PM||738||4hr 0min|
|American Airlines||AA1388||SEA||4:05 PM||ORD||9:55 PM||738||3hr 50min|
|Alaska Airlines||AS26||SEA||6:05 PM||ORD||11:45 PM||739||3hr 40min|
|United Airlines||UA278||SEA||11:15 PM||ORD||5:04 AM||320||3hr 49min|
|US Airways||US6874||SEA||11:15 PM||ORD||5:04 AM||320||3hr 49min|
|United Airlines||UA687||SEA||11:55 PM||ORD||5:39 AM||320||3hr 44min|
|US Airways||US6705||SEA||11:55 PM||ORD||5:39 AM||320||3hr 44min|
|American Airlines||AA1866||SEA||11:55 PM||ORD||5:45 AM||738||3hr 50min|