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Fares from $52 One Way, $77 Round Trip from Tampa to Chicago

Prices starting at $77 for return flights and $52 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 Tampa

Flights from Tampa to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Tampa to Chicago?

There most certainly are. As a matter of fact, there are 3 airlines that fly direct from Tampa, FL Airport (TPA-Tampa Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Lock in your seat with one of these top carriers:

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

If the weather is good and all goes as planned, you could be stepping off the plane at Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) from Tampa, FL Airport (TPA-Tampa Intl.) in just 2 hours and 55 minutes. With such a speedy flight time, think about bringing hand luggage only.

What airlines fly from Tampa to Chicago most frequently?

Consider booking a ticket with United Airlines (UA), which flies frequently along this route. This airline operates 56 flights every month between Tampa, FL Airport (TPA-Tampa Intl.) and Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). If you can't find the right flight for you there, have a look at American Airlines (AA). This carrier is a fantastic alternative and offers 36 flights from Tampa to Chicago each month.

Route Information for Flights from Tampa to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeTPA
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance1013 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, Alaska Airlines, LOT - Polish Airlines, Qantas, SAS, ANA, Air New Zealand, SWISS, Lufthansa, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Gulf Air
Earliest Flight Arrival6:59PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival8:59PM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 26, 2020

Liked clean, roomy plane. Happy it was on time.

Feb 13, 2020

excellent service, love the app. Keep up the good work

Jan 7, 2020

Super quick baggage claim

Jan 3, 2020

Satisfied with every thg wull b flying united again great on x service

Jan 2, 2020

Flight was cheaper than other airlines with no hidden fees.

Dec 17, 2019

good

Nov 22, 2019

Check in on American Airlines website (using the 6 digit code in your intinerary from Orbitz) and do the mobile boarding pass day before flight. your return flight (if American) will use same link (seats/row will update). Just save QRL code with screenshot. This was our time using Orbitz and Im shocked how painless it was.

Nov 17, 2019

Would be nice to have something other than a middle seat but you get what you pay for, I guess!

Oct 21, 2019

really lousy seats..they dont recline in row 1

Oct 13, 2019

I was surprised that the seats were so small and very little legroom. First time flying on United for a while.

Cheap Flights from Tampa to Chicago

Flying From Tampa

The commercial airport offering flights from Tampa is the Tampa International Airport. It primarily serves Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and North American Airlines. The airport lies six miles west of downtown Tampa. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Tampa International.

Parking at the Airport

Tampa International Airport offers several parking options for your vehicle while you are away. Short-term parking is in a garage located above the terminal at the northern end of the airport. It costs no more than $20 for a 24-hour period. Long-term parking is the cheaper option; it costs $15 for 24 hours. The long-term parking area is adjacent to Airside A. Orbitz.com's flight planner option helps you choose parking options.

Transportation Options for Travelers

Getting to Tampa International Airport is easy by bus or taxi. HART makes regular stops at the east end of the red baggage claim near belt #15. Greyhound, meanwhile, has a terminal on Polk Street in downtown Tampa that has buses that travel to the airport. If you take a taxi, expect to pay at least $15. Orbitz.com may offer special deals for bus tickets, depending on your location.

Eating at the Airport

The landside building at the airport offers a variety of cuisines to refresh you before your flight from Tampa. If you want coffee and breakfast, you can have a latte at the Starbucks, which is open 24 hours per day. Terminal restaurants, including Burger King, are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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.

^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.