Cheap Flight Deals From Louisville (SDF) to Chicago (CHI) Starting at $71

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Airfares from $71 One Way, $142 Round Trip from Louisville to Chicago

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More About Flying To Chicago from Louisville

Route Information for Flights from Louisville to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA Code SDF
Destination Airport IATA Code CHI
Distance 285 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, JAL, Aer Lingus, Royal Jordanian, ANA, Copa Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival 10:30AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 10:21PM UTC

Traveling from Louisville to Chicago

Louisville International Airport

The Louisville International Airport is located at 600 Terminal Drive, approximately six miles from downtown Louisville. Eight airlines service the airport-American Airlines, Bahamas Air, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, US Airways and Vision Airlines. Orbitz.com makes is easy to find good rates on flights from Louisville. The website searches available domestic and international flights to find airline tickets with low fares.

Parking and Transportation

The airport has four different options for long-term parking. The long-term parking garage and credit card lot allow people to park on a long-term basis for $13 per day or $78 per week. The long-term parking lot costs $9 per day or $54 per week. The airport also offers valet parking for $24 per day. A courtesy shuttle runs from the long-term parking lot to the airport terminal every 10 to 15 minutes. The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) provides bus service that runs from downtown Louisville to the airport. Bus tickets cost $1.75. Yellow Cab has a flat rate for passengers going from downtown Louisville to the airport. The cost is $19.55, and you need to call to make reservations for cab pickup. If you need a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, you can reserve a rental car using Orbitz.com. Purchasing your rental car and flight together in a package also saves you money on your flight.

Dining at the Airport

If you don't have time to eat before you head to the airport, there are a few restaurant options available in the terminal. Concourse B features the Stars of Louisville Sports Pub and Quiznos. The airport also has a Starbucks, Burger King and KFC. If you use Orbitz.com to find flights from Louisville, you'll find great prices on flights, car rentals and more.

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 Louisville to Chicago now?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor can answer all your questions about quarantine and travel restrictions when taking a plane flight from Louisville to Chicago.
Are there non-stop flights from Louisville to Chicago?
Yes, there are two airlines that offer nonstop flights from Louisville Muhammad Ali Intl. Airport to ORD. Search for a bargain fare and reserve your favorite seat with United Airlines or American Airlines.
What is the shortest flight from Louisville to Chicago?
The journey from Louisville to Chicago can be as fast as 2 hours and 37 minutes. With a short and sweet flight time like this, why not book an impulsive getaway?
What airlines fly from Louisville to Chicago most frequently?
There are two airlines offering the most frequent flights from SDF to Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.), including United Airlines (UA). Popular with travelers, it operates 152 flights on this route every month. Alternatively, book your favorite aisle (or window) seat with American Airlines (AA). You’ll have 112 monthly flights between Louisville and Chicago to select from with this company.
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.