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Route Information for Flights from State College to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA Code AOO
Destination Airport IATA Code CHI
Distance 526 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 11:01AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 10:21PM UTC

Cheap Flights from State College to Chicago

State College Airport Information

Searching for deals on flights from State College can be time-consuming when navigating multiple websites. Orbitz.com makes it easier by comparing the rates on airlines simultaneously, allowing you to choose the best one for your budget and needs. University Park Airport provides air service for travelers. It is located at 2535 Fox Hill Road and is just a short drive from downtown. The airport is host to Delta, United Airlines, and US Airways. Orbitz.com works with these airlines so you can receive their lowest fares on air tickets.

Ground Transportation Information

Transportation to the airport is provided by taxi and car rental. Several taxi companies are located in State College and have taxis waiting outside the terminal. Their rates vary by company and pick-up location. Alamo, National, Avis, and Hertz are the car rental companies at the airport. The rates vary by vehicle chosen and company, but use Orbitz.com to receive the best rates the companies have to offer.

Airport Parking Information

University Park Airport has two parking lots available, offering short- and long-term parking. Each lot costs $1 an hour, $8 a day or $40 for five to seven days. Payments can be made by cash or major credit upon leaving.

Airport Restaurant Information

The airport has a café, Irving's at the Airport, that sells snacks and soft drinks. If you are in need of a full meal, you may consider one of several nearby restaurants that offer a full menu, such as the American Ale House or Gardens Restaurant, each located within two miles of the airport. Check with Orbitz.com when you are searching for flights from State College, and save time and money on air and ground transportation.

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 State College to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from State College to Chicago now?

If you're worried about quarantine and travel restrictions when catching a flight from State College to Chicago, go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.

Are there non-stop flights from State College to Chicago?

Yes, you'll be delighted to hear that you can fly straight from Harrisburg Intl. Airport to O'Hare Airport. Direct flights can be booked with American Airlines and United Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from State College to Chicago?

It can take just 2 hours and 40 minutes to jet from University Park Airport (SCE) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Settle in and enjoy the trip, because you'll be touching down in the blink of an eye.

What airlines fly from State College to Chicago most frequently?

Consider American Airlines (AA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Harrisburg Intl. Airport (MDT) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). It operates 91 services on this route each month and is popular with travelers. Also check out the fares from United Airlines (UA). Offering 91 monthly flights between State College and Chicago, they'll ensure your journey is just as good as the destination.

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 2020 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 the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

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 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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