Flights from Atlanta (ATL) to Chicago (MDW)

Wanna get away from the City in the Forest and spend some time in the City of the Big Shoulders? Southwest® flies nonstop from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport. Booking your flight with Southwest Airlines® is straightforward, whether you're flying for business, fun, or something in between. Have flexible travel dates? Check out our Low Fare Calendar for flights on dates you hadn't considered at prices you may not have expected. Looking for savings on more than your flight? Check out Southwest Vacations® to see package deals with flights, hotels, rental cars, and more.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Departing from: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Arriving at: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)


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*Based on DOT published scheduled average Monday-Friday departures between 6/29/2020 and 1/4/2021, as of 6/29/2020.

Explore Chicago

Atlantans will agree that there's no singular, homogeneous Atlanta. The same can be said of Chicago. Known as a city of neighborhoods—the untracked, unofficial count ranges somewhere around 200—Chicago boasts 77 distinct community areas. Chances are that when you think of Chicago, you think of the Loop—the city's downtown. But the north, west, and south sides of the city, and everything in between, are each unique and full of potential adventure.

When you deplane at Midway, downtown Chicago is a quick half-hour ride on the Orange Line train away. Cabs, rideshares, and rental cars are options too, of course, but the CTA system is an affordable option for navigating the city on a budget—and a great way to get a glimpse of the skyline and some neighborhood color. Visitors coming for business or with busy schedules can get a taste of the city without disrupting their agenda.

If your schedule is more flexible while in the City of the Big Shoulders, there's so much to do you might not know where to start. Animal lovers can visit Lincoln Park Zoo, or take a brief Metra train ride to the Western suburbs to check out Brookfield Zoo. Aquatic life aficionados can check out the Shedd Aquarium, then spend time traversing the lakeshore museum campus to take in more arts and culture. Entertainment abounds in the theater district, and fans of having their funny bone tickled can take advantage of being in the birthplace of improv. No matter the day (or night) of the week, there's something for everyone to enjoy in the Windy City.

Travel tips


Infancy policy

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.


Pet policy

Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest pet policy.


Unaccompanied minor

Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.


Bags fly free

Start packing! Every ticketed Customer’s first two checked bags are free. Learn more.


The Southwest travel experience

At Southwest, we know that planning a memorable trip from Atlanta to Chicago takes more than scoring cheap flights. That's why our Crew Members work so hard to make the Customer Experience of flying with Southwest the best it can be, from booking to boarding. Learn more about the Southwest Travel Experience while you book your Atlanta to Chicago (Midway) flight.

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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.