Cheap Flight Deals From St. Louis (STL) to Chicago (CHI) Starting at $78

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Airfares from $78 One Way, $136 Round Trip from St. Louis to Chicago

Prices starting at $136 for return flights and $78 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.

More About Flying To Chicago from St. Louis

Route Information for Flights from St. Louis to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA Code STL
Destination Airport IATA Code CHI
Distance 258 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, Qatar Airways, JAL, Air Canada, Austrian, Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Iberia, ANA, Lufthansa, British Airways, Gulf Air
Earliest Flight Arrival 12:22PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 12:58AM UTC

Fly from St. Louis to Chicago

St. Louis residents looking to trace the storied path of last century s greatest jazz and blues musicians can fly from St. Louis to Chicago in just over an hour. MetroLink provides light rail service to Lambert St. Louis International Airport (STL), and long-term parking is available for those who prefer to drive. Once in Chicago, there s much more than music to enjoy.


The heart of Chicago beats around the crescent-shaped shore of Lake Michigan. The perfect way for a newcomer to experience the city is to tour Lake Shore Drive, which runs past many of Chicago s beloved sites. At the south end of the Drive is Soldier Field where the Bears have played since 1924. Next door sits the Chicago Aquarium and the Natural History Museum. Next to Millennium Park is the Chicago Art Institute, which features one of the most famous collections of contemporary art in the world.

Hints and tips

Visitors who fly from St. Louis to Chicago don t need to drive. Chicago s L trains run throughout the city and are the preferred method of getting around for most locals. Catch the Blue Line L at Chicago O Hare International Airport (ORD) and transfer downtown to the Red Line. While in Chicago, expect average temperatures ranging from the teens to the mid-80s. Music lovers should plan to visit in June for the Chicago Blues Festival.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from St. Louis to Chicago now?
Head to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most up-to-date info on quarantine and travel restrictions when getting a flight from St. Louis to Chicago.
Are there non-stop flights from St. Louis to Chicago?
Yes, there are two airlines that offer direct flights from STL to ORD. Track down an amazing fare and reserve your seat with United Airlines or American Airlines.
What is the shortest flight from St. Louis to Chicago?
If conditions are good and all goes as scheduled, you could be jetting into O’Hare Airport from Lambert-St. Louis Intl. Airport (STL) in just 1 hour. With such a speedy flight time, consider bringing just carry-on luggage.
What airlines fly from St. Louis to Chicago most frequently?
Consider booking a ticket with United Airlines (UA), which frequently services this route. This airline offers 212 flights each month between STL and O’Hare Airport. American Airlines (AA) will also take you to your destination in style and comfort. Offering 165 monthly flights between St. Louis and Chicago, it’s another popular airline to look into.
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 from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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