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Fares from $38 One Way, $77 Round Trip from Chicago to Denver

Prices starting at $77 for return flights and $38 for one-way flights to Denver were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from Chicago to Denver - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to Denver?

You can fly direct from Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to Denver, CO Airport (DEN-Denver Intl.), so get set to kiss those annoying flight connections goodbye. Enjoy a trouble-free journey on one of the 4 air carriers that offer nonstop services. Your options include:

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Chicago to Denver?

Leave that epic movie for another day, because the trip from Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to Denver, CO Airport (DEN-Denver Intl.) can be as quick as 2 hours and 34 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Denver most frequently?

Below are the airlines offering the most frequent flights between Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to Denver, CO Airport (DEN-Denver Intl.). No matter what you're looking for in a carrier, you're sure to find one that suits your travel needs among these: United Airlines - (UA) with 195 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 82 flights every month Frontier Airlines - (F9) with 42 flights every month Spirit Airlines - (NK) with 33 flights every month

Route Information for Flights from Chicago to Denver

Origin Airport IATA CodeCHI
Destination Airport IATA CodeDEN
Distance886 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Air Canada, Frontier Airlines, Austrian, Aer Lingus, SAS, Lufthansa, SWISS, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival4:49PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival1:40AM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 19, 2020

Very nice flight. Seating is a little tight but I’m not that big 😉.

Feb 17, 2020

No space for normal size people, knees against front seat.

Feb 3, 2020

The flight was smooth, we took off on time. All good things!

Jan 6, 2020

It is unclear why someone who is seated in the very last row is in the last group to board. By the time the people in the back get to their seats, there is often no room overhead for bags. This makes no sense. There was no entertainment on our flight, wish there was. Lastly, two legs of trip, one from Denver to Chicago and back. The trip out was horrible, seating was very uncomfortable, too close quarters, trip coming back was awesome, seating was roomy.

Dec 24, 2019

Terminal 5 is awful. Slow security. No Restaurant s no snack shops. Long walk to get to security and then to the gate. Will try avoid using Frontier because they are on terminal 5

Dec 18, 2019

The crew were very good

Nov 26, 2019

Flight was on time! That’s a miracle!

Nov 15, 2019

Liked the extra legroom in the main cabin!

Nov 1, 2019

Gate agent at ORD not friendly

Oct 1, 2019

It was crowded and not able to adjust seat.......

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Popular Routes from Chicago to Denver

The most traveled route from Chicago to Denver is from O’Hare International to Denver International. There are 180 direct flights a week between the two cities, operated by a choice of six airlines.

Denver is the fifth most popular destination for all flights leaving O’Hare, with just over a million passengers each year making the journey. Carriers operating direct flight options from Chicago to Denver include American Airlines, Frontier, Spirit and United.


The Flight from Chicago to Denver

The flight time from Chicago to Denver is approximately two hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of 872 miles.

The flight path heads out west from Chicago towards the central part of the US. It crosses Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska before reaching Colorado, the home of Denver.

Your departure airport will be Chicago O’Hare International. This is located 14 miles to the northwest of the Loop business district and covers a massive area of around 7,600 acres. There are non-stop flights to more than 215 destinations, making it one of a select band of global airports to exceed the 200 mark.

The airport handles around 80 million passengers every year, making it one of the world’s ten busiest airports. It also serves as a hub for more than one of the three major US carriers.

Denver International Airport is the largest in the US and second largest in the world by geographical size, at a colossal 33,500 acres. With 35,000 employees it is also the largest employer in Colorado. As an airport of such scale, as you would expect there are good passenger facilities in the terminal buildings, including plenty of eating, drinking and shopping options.

It currently offers direct flights to 205 global destinations, making it the fourth US airport to pass the 200 mark. It is also the fifth busiest in the US, handling over 60 million passengers each year. The Chicago route is the airport’s third most popular by passenger numbers.


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