Flights from Chicago (ORD) to Houston (IAH)

Origin Airport

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Destination Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Airlines Flying

Spirit, Frontier, United, American


1083 miles

Flight Duration

4 Hours

Book Cheap Flights from Chicago to Houston

If you choose to fly from Chicago to Houston, you will most likely use Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the two busiest airports along that route. Chicago Midway Airport is an excellent alternative airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and is located in Chicago. 

Houston Hobby Airport is a wonderful alternative airport to fly into near Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. It is located in Houston. In January, the cheapest route from Chicago to Houston is ORD — HOU with an average price of $12 round-trip.

Travel Information on flights from Chicago to Houston

High Season

June to September

Low Season

December to February

Tips for finding the best deals

  • As per the stats, 17 flights leave daily from Chicago to Houston on average

  • Early Daybreak (Midnight to 6 am) - Twelve percent of flight departures

  • Morning (6 am-Noon) (6 am-Noon) - 24% of departures are delayed

  • Evening (6 pm - Midnight) (6 pm - Midnight) - 65 percent of flight departures are on-time

  • There are 20 nonstop flights from Chicago to Houston for less than $100. Less than $83 is a reasonable price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Houston.

  • Tuesday is the cheapest day to book flights from Chicago to Houston. Guests who made bookings on Tuesday saved up to 52 percent.

  • The majority of the flights from Chicago Midway International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental Airport are operated by Delta Airlines.

Frequently Asked Question?

O’Hare Airport provides services including elevators, Braille, accessible parking spaces in lots B, C, D, F, G, and H with ramps and elevators nearby, operator-assisted phones in T2, T3, and T5, and mobility assistance for persons with special needs and disabilities.

The lone lounge at Midway Airport is the USO lounge in Concourse C, which is free for people actively serving in the military and their families. The comfortable lounge features game stations, a kitchenette with complimentary snacks, televisions, and reading materials.

The direct trip from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport will take around 4 hours and fifty minutes to cover the 946-mile route.

There are four daily nonstop flights between Chicago and Houston Hobby Airport, for an average of 33 each week.

In the past three days, Frontier ($55) and Delta ($100) offered the cheapest one-way tickets to Houston Hobby Airport from Chicago, and Frontier ($169) and Delta ($199) had the cheapest round-trip tickets.

If you fly to Houston Hobby Airport on a Saturday, your airfare will be less expensive than if you depart on a Thursday. If you want to save money on your return flight to Chicago, you might consider going on Tuesday and avoiding Friday.

When departing Chicago, you will use either Chicago Midway or Chicago O'Hare International.

The earliest flight from Chicago to Houston Hobby Airport departs at 5:05 am and arrives at 8:00 am.

The latest flight departs Chicago at 10:05 p.m. and arrives in Houston at 12:50 a.m.

Southwest is the only airline that offers nonstop service between Chicago and Houston Hobby Airport.

Alaska Airlines and Delta are the most popular airlines among travelers for flights from Chicago to Houston. Alaska Airlines is the most popular option according to the route's average price of $448 and its overall rating of 8.3. With an average price of $439 and an overall rating of 7.9, Delta is likewise a strong option for this route.

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