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Fares from $109 One Way, $137 Round Trip from Albuquerque to Chicago

Prices starting at $137 for return flights and $109 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 Albuquerque

Route Information for Flights from Albuquerque to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeSAF
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance1115 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAir Canada, Lufthansa, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival10:35PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival10:35PM UTC

Flying from Albuquerque to Chicago

Albuquerque Airport Information

Use Orbitz.com to book one of the many flights from Albuquerque, and you are sure to find good deals on flights, hotels and rental cars. Albuquerque International Sunport is the primary airport serving the greater Albuquerque area. It is located at 2200 Sunport, SE, less than five miles southeast of the downtown area. Eight major passenger carriers currently serve the Albuquerque airport, including American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes Airlines, New Mexico Airlines, Southwest, United and US Airways.

Parking at Albuquerque Airport

The four-level parking garage next to the ABQ terminal is designed for hourly and short-term parking. The long-term parking sits just north of the short-term garage and has 500 spaces available for travelers. If you can't find a space there, try the 357-space long-term lot available on the arrival-level roadway to Girard. Long-term parking at the airport is very reasonable at just $7 per day.

Ground Transportation Information

You can get to the airport via New Mexico Rail Runner, ABQ Ride bus or local shuttle service using the Sunport Shuttle. There are three cab companies that offer taxi service, and you can expect the fare to cost roughly $20 to get from downtown Albuquerque to the airport. When you purchase your air ticket with Orbitz.com, you may find that you have saved enough money to cover the cost of airport transportation.

Albuquerque Restaurant Options

Grab your coffee at the airport instead of stopping on the way, as Albuquerque International Sunport has a variety of full-serve and grab-and-go venues ready to serve you. The Black Mesa coffee shop and bakery and the Los Cuates full-service restaurant are located on the third-level lobby before you go through any security checkpoints. There is also a food court in the A/B connector area as well as several eateries and lounges on the A concourse. The B concourse has limited options, with only the Watch! Sports Lounge and Grill. Have a good trip wherever your flight may take you, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you need to find deals on flights from Albuquerque International Sunport.

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.

Flights from Albuquerque to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Albuquerque to Chicago?

Yes, there are two airlines that offer direct flights from Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Look for a bargain fare and take off with American Airlines or United Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Albuquerque to Chicago?

If the weather is good and all goes as scheduled, you could be touching down at Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) from Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport) in as little as 2 hours and 53 minutes. With such a speedy flight time, contemplate taking hand luggage only.

What airlines fly from Albuquerque (and vicinity) to Chicago (and vicinity) most frequently?

American Airlines (AA) is one of the airlines with the most flights from Albuquerque, NM Airport (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-OHare Intl.). It offers 39 services on this route each month. Escaping on vacation is one of life's biggest pleasures, and this airline will get you where you need to go. Alternatively, lock in a seat with United Airlines (UA). You'll have 36 monthly flights between Albuquerque (and vicinity) and Chicago (and vicinity) to take your pick of with this airline.

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 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. 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 the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com 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.