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Fares from $123 One Way, $145 Round Trip from Ithaca to Chicago

Prices starting at $145 for return flights and $123 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 Ithaca

Route Information for Flights from Ithaca to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeBGM
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance604 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, JAL, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, ANA, Air New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival12:35PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival11:34PM UTC

Find Cheap Flights from Ithaca to Chicago

Tompkins Regional Airport

Searching for flights from Ithaca was once a hassle, but thanks to Orbitz.com, you can now get flights from even the smallest airports. Orbitz.com offers deals and sales on flights leaving daily from Tompkins Regional Airport. Delta, United, and US Airways all offer flights across the U.S. from this airport.

Parking at Tompkins

The parking lots at the airport are divided into short-term and long-term parking. Short-term parking is available for periods of 24 hours or less, while long-term parking is suitable for those traveling for several days. You can park for up to one week in a long-term lot for just $30.

Getting Around Ithaca

You can take a cab to Tompkins Regional Airport and leave your car at home. University Taxi, Yellow Cab, and Cayuga Taxi all offer fares to and from the airport. You will pay a pickup fee and a small amount for each mile that the car drives, but the cost is often less than the fee you would pay for parking. The TCAT, which is the public transportation system, provides a second option for getting to the hotel. The bus only makes stops at specific areas in town, but the price of riding the bus is much less than renting a cab.

Where to Eat

While the Tompkins Regional Airport does not have any restaurants onsite, there are fast food restaurants like McDonald's and Subway nearby. The airport also has several vending machines and shops where you can find snacks and cold drinks while waiting for your flight. If you need low-cost flights, visit Orbitz.com. In addition to cheap flights from Ithaca, Orbitz.com also offers deals on hotels and rental cars.

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 Ithaca to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Ithaca to Chicago?

Unfortunately, no. You'll need to change planes if you want to travel from Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Numerous companies operate on this route with only one stopover, including American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

What is the shortest flight from Ithaca to Chicago?

The trip from Ithaca to Chicago can be as quick as 2 hours and 32 minutes. With a short and sweet flight time like this, why not grab some friends and organize an impromptu getaway?

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.