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Fares from $49 One Way, $246 Round Trip from Wausau to Chicago

Prices starting at $246 for return flights and $49 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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Flights from Wausau to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Wausau to Chicago?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly direct from Mosinee, WI Airport (CWA-Central Wisconsin) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which means you won't need to stress about switching planes or waiting around on a stopover.

What is the shortest flight from Wausau to Chicago?

If conditions are good and all goes as planned, you could be flying into Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) from Mosinee, WI Airport (CWA-Central Wisconsin) in just 1 hour and 9 minutes. With such a fast flight time, think about bringing hand luggage only.

What airlines fly from Wausau to Chicago most frequently?

Consider booking a flight with United Airlines (UA), which flies frequently along this route. This airline offers 50 flights every month between Mosinee, WI Airport (CWA-Central Wisconsin) and Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). If you can't find the right flight for you there, look into the airfares with American Airlines (AA). This airline is a fantastic alternative and operates 46 flights between Wausau and Chicago every month.

Route Information for Flights from Wausau to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeAUW
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance213 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival12:21PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival8:54PM UTC

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Flights From Wausau

Wausau, WI, is served by two airports. The Central Wisconsin Airport is a regional airport located 15.5 miles from downtown Wausau at 200 CWA Drive in nearby Mosinee, MI. The Central Wisconsin Airport provides cheap flights from Wausau with Delta Connection, United Express and American Connection flying the first leg of any routes to either Chicago or Detroit. The Wausau Downtown Airport, lies within the city boundaries but only offers flights for private and charter airplanes. Flights can be booked online using Orbitz.com.

Parking at the Central Wisconsin Airport

Parking at the Central Wisconsin Airport is available in a lot located just north of the airport's terminal building. Spaces are available free for 45 minutes to allow time for drop-offs. Short-term parking is $1 an hour up to seven hours. For long-term parking of seven hours or more, the rate is $7 a day. Parking payment can be made with a credit card at the entrance gate or with cash using the PayStation machine in the terminal near the baggage claim upon retrieving your vehicle.

Transportation to the Central Wisconsin Airport

Transportation to the airport from Wausau is available through Courtesy Cab and Taxi Time cab service. Both taxi services are metered, with the fare varying according to pickup location but averaging approximately $39 from the city to the airport.

Breakfast Before Departing Wausau

George's Restaurant is a great place to have a last meal in town before departing Wausau. The prices are fairly cheap, and the menu is filled with traditional breakfast favorites. There's also a restaurant in the Central Wisconsin Airport where you can eat a quick meal if you're in a rush to catch one of the cheap flights from Wausau arranged by Orbitz.com.

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.