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Fares from $29 One Way, $75 Round Trip from Raleigh to Chicago

Prices starting at $75 for return flights and $29 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.

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More About Flying To Chicago from Raleigh

Flights from Raleigh to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Raleigh to Chicago?

Direct services are available with 4 airlines from Raleigh, NC Airport (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), so you could be booking your memorable getaway in a matter of minutes. Here are some sought-after carriers to look into:

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Spirit Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Raleigh to Chicago?

The trip from Raleigh to Chicago can be as quick as 2 hours and 11 minutes. With a short and sweet flight time like this, why not grab some friends and organize an impromptu getaway?

What airlines fly from Raleigh to Chicago most frequently?

With a decent range of airlines offering flights between Raleigh, NC Airport (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) and Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), you'll have your choice of rewarding deals. The airlines that operate on this route the most frequently are: United Airlines - (UA) with 108 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 72 flights every month Delta Air Lines - (DL) with 44 flights every month Spirit Airlines - (NK) with 14 flights every month

Route Information for Flights from Raleigh to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeGSO
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance645 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, Alaska Airlines, SAS, ANA, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival12:06PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival10:51PM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 19, 2020

Best flight I’ve ever flown

Feb 16, 2020

Should say the flight was great. The birding was quick and early. The staff was kind and helpful. Food was surprisingly good for airline food, and they continuously kept s with drinks and snacks. The airline itself did great!

Jan 20, 2020

Would of liked to watch TV but I totally understand it was a smaller plane. The 1st flight was short the 2nd way 1.5 hours a TV in that flight would of been nice.

Jul 4, 2019

Seats too narrow

Oct 22, 2018

The flight was delayed (maybe 2 hours?) because of maintenance issues. I appreciated the frequent updates. Not sure if the maintenance issues couldn't been prevented but I got to Chicago safely and didn't have a layover. I think others were significantly impacted because future flights had to be changed. But I appreciated the regular updates.

Mar 30, 2018

Tip - don’t sit in the back of plane on long flights because there is a constant line for the bathrooms and people are always standing in the aisle.

Fly from Raleigh to Chicago

Cheap Flights from Raleigh

Searching for cheap flights from Raleigh is simple with 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 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. 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. 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, 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 and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.