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Fares from $79 One Way, $154 Round Trip from Albany to Chicago

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Flights from Albany to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Albany to Chicago?

There sure are, which is awesome news if you're not a big fan of changing planes en route. United Airlines and American Airlines offer nonstop flights from Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.).

What is the shortest flight from Albany to Chicago?

The journey from ALB to ORD can be as quick as 2 hours and 20 minutes. With an easy flight time like this, why not round up some friends and take off on an impulsive getaway?

What airlines have the most flights from Albany to Chicago?

United Airlines (UA) is one of the carriers with the most flights from Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). It offers 118 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. American Airlines (AA) will also fly you to your destination in comfort. Offering 79 flights every month between Albany and Chicago, it's another quality airline to look into.

Route Information for Flights from Albany to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeALB
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance720 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAir Canada, ANA, Air New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival12:29PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival8:33PM UTC

Flights Review

Jan 1, 2020

The use of tiny regional jets now instead of the 737 is horrible. There is no room - each leg of the flight I was sat next to a large person who took up half to a third of my space and refused to put the arm rest down. All luggage is now taken and put in the hold, delaying transition to another flight. There has to be an alternative.

Dec 24, 2019

We arrived 40 minutes early the Saturday before Christmas - that was fantastic - thank you!

Nov 16, 2019

Seat room small

Jul 31, 2019

Flight attendant offered me to sit in another seat so we were not so crowded.

Dec 24, 2018

I am not happy with so many dogs on the flight since I am allergic to them.

Nov 15, 2018

A nice trip

Oct 13, 2018

Flight was delayed 5 hours but the staff was ver accommodating

Sep 21, 2018

Nice flight attendants

Sep 19, 2018

Cramped seats

Sep 19, 2018

First time for her flying solo. Great experience.

Flights from Albany to Chicago

Albany International Airport

The Albany International Airport is located at 737 Albany-Shaker Road, approximately 13 miles from downtown Albany. Seven airlines fly from Albany-Air Canada, Cape Air, Continental Express, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways. Orbitz.com searches flights from all of these airlines to find you sales and low-cost airline tickets.

Parking and Transportation

The Albany International Airport has long-term parking available for $9 per day; however, you can purchase five days of parking for $36 or seven days of parking for $45. Buses run from downtown Albany to the airport between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. You can also take a taxicab to the airport. Cab fares are $3.50 for the first half mile and $.20 for each additional 1/10 of a mile. If you need access to a car when you arrive at your destination, you can use Orbitz.com to reserve a rental vehicle.

Dining at the Airport

If you need to grab a bite to eat before your flight, the airport has various dining options available. You can choose from McDonald's, Saranac Street Pub, Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks and the Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen. The Green Leaf Food Court also serves a wide variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. Orbitz.com does more than find flights from Albany; it helps you plan your entire trip. Since you don't have to worry about a thing, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy a meal before you board your plane.

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.