Cheap Flight Deals From Raleigh (RDU) to Chicago (CHI) Starting at $81

Earn rewards on top of your airline miles with Orbitz Rewards

Many airlines offer flexible change policies

Sign up to receive text alerts about your trip

This Weekend's Flight Deals from Raleigh to Chicago

This weekend's flight prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Airfares from $81 One Way, $162 Round Trip from Raleigh to Chicago

Prices starting at $162 for return flights and $81 for one-way flights to Chicago were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Chicago economy flight packages

Chicago Athletic Association, a Hyatt Hotel
The Langham, Chicago
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, an IHG Hotel
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available trips from Raleigh to Chicago
View all trips

More About Flying To Chicago from Raleigh

Route Information for Flights from Raleigh to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA Code RDU
Destination Airport IATA Code CHI
Distance 645 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, Qatar Airways, JAL, Alaska Airlines, Aer Lingus, Royal Jordanian, SAS, ANA, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 11:27AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 10:44PM UTC

Fly from Raleigh to Chicago

Cheap Flights from Raleigh

Searching for cheap flights from Raleigh is simple with Orbitz.com. If travelers are working with a fixed budget, they can find affordable flights by checking the airfares of multiple airlines all at once. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) offers direct flights to at least 40 domestic and international destinations on a daily basis. Airlines include American Airlines, Delta Airlines, jetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and a number of others. The airport is located approximately 15 miles from downtown Raleigh at 2400 West Terminal Blvd. in Morrisville, NC. Use the Orbitz.com trip planner feature to help you figure out the detail of your visit to this airport.

Airport Parking Information

RDU offers a number of parking options to travelers, including both hourly and daily parking. Hourly parking rates are $1 per hour, with a $24 daily maximum. The daily parking rate is $2 per hour with a $12 per day maximum. Travelers also have the option to use Park & Ride which is just $6 a day.

Airport Transportation Information

There are a variety of transportation options to choose from at this airport. Passengers can choose from taxi and limousine services, as well as shuttle buses and rental cars. There are also transportation connections with the local train and bus stations in the area. The Triangle Transit bus system operates from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and costs $2 per trip.

RDU Restaurant Options

There are numerous dining options available to RDU passengers. The airport has restaurants that include seafood, sandwiches, burgers, fries, pastries, salads and much more. Among the many dining options available in Terminal 2 is the Five Guys restaurant. Five Guys specializes in freshly made burgers and fries and is open from 5 a.m. until the last flight. Other dining options in this terminal include Brueger's Bagel, 42nd Street Oyster Bar and California Pizza Kitchen. AJ's Tavern in Terminal 1 is also open from 5 a.m. until the last flight. This restaurant has a variety of sandwiches, salads and drinks on its menu. Other Terminal 1 restaurants include Cinnabon, Carvel, Starbucks and Green Leaf's. Orbitz.com can help you plan your trip and find you the best cheap flights from Raleigh.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Raleigh to Chicago now?
If you’re concerned about quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when getting a flight from Raleigh to Chicago, go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
Are there non-stop flights from Raleigh to Chicago?
American Airlines and United Airlines operate nonstop flights from RDU to ORD, which means you won’t need to worry about changing planes or being hopelessly bored during a stopover.
What is the shortest flight from Raleigh to Chicago?
The journey from Raleigh to Chicago can be as fast as 2 hours and 56 minutes. With a leisurely flight time like this, why not organize a spur-of-the-moment getaway?
What airlines fly from Raleigh to Chicago most frequently?
American Airlines (AA) is one of the carriers with the most flights from Raleigh–Durham Airport to O’Hare Airport. It offers 112 services each month on this route. Taking off on a vacation is one of life’s biggest pleasures, and this carrier will get you to your destination quickly and safely. If you can’t find the right flight there, look into the fares with United Airlines (UA). This airline is a fantastic alternative and offers 91 flights between Raleigh and Chicago each month.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Chicago?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Chicago have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Chicago with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Chicago without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.