Take a break from Bat City—visit the Windy City with a direct flight from Southwest Airlines®. Southwest® flies nonstop from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport, and everything from booking to boarding is as straightforward as it is simple. Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, with friends or with family, you’ll find great deals on flights. Have flexible travel dates? Check out the Low Fare Calendar and find our lowest available fares within your date range. Want more? Southwest Vacations® has deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more.
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Austin, TX to Chicago (Midway), IL
departing on 12/25
one-way starting at*$163
*Restrictions and exclusions apply. Seats and dates are limited. Select markets. 170 travel days available.
|Departing from||Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)|
|Arriving at||Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)|
|Average flight time||2 hours 30 minutes|
|4‡||Nonstop flights per day Monday through Friday|
|4‡||Nonstop flights on Saturday|
|5‡||Nonstop flights on Sunday|
†Weekly flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 12/1/2022 and 12/31/2022. Note: route may not operate every day of the week.
‡Nonstop flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 12/1/2022 and 12/31/2022.
Chicago is known as a city of neighborhoods. In fact, the city is made up of 77 distinct and official community areas. But chances are when you think of Chicago, you think of the Loop—which is what natives call the downtown area, so named for the loop of elevated train tracks surrounding several city blocks. Amongst the Loop are the world-famous John Hancock Center and Willis Tower (or Sears Tower, depending on who you ask), along with several other iconic members of the lakeshore skyline. Architecture lovers can sign up for a walking tour, a river boat tour, or a lake-bound tour.
It’s easy to get to the Loop from Midway—just a quick 30-minute Orange Line trip. From there, you can reach any part of the city you please with the buses and trains of the CTA. Rideshares and rental cars are fine options, too! Plus you can sightsee and people-watch!
There’s so much to do in Chicago, you may not know where to start. Animal lovers can enjoy two zoos—Lincoln Park Zoo in the city itself, Brookfield Zoo in the western suburbs—and the Shedd Aquarium. After the Shedd, stick around the museum campus and check out the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium. You can also head south to Hyde Park to visit the Museum of Science and Industry. There’s always a show to be seen, whether at a Downtown Theatre District destination, the Steppenwolf, or the Piven Theatre in nearby Evanston. Love to laugh? You’re in the birthplace of improv—check out Second City or iO Theater. No matter how you decide to spend your time, you’ll find something to engage every interest in the Windy City.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Midway International Airport is a quick 30-minute 'L' ride from downtown Chicago. Get going—adventure awaits.
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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.
2Fare difference may apply.
3Failure to cancel a reservation at least 10 minutes prior to departure may result in forfeited Travel Funds.
4Flight credits unexpired on or created on or after July 28, 2022, do not expire and will show an expiration date until our systems are updated. See full details here.
5Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer. Where available.
6Internet access for $8 a day, per device. In order to provide the best experience, we block access to certain high-bandwidth applications, websites, and video conferencing services, including, but not limited to, Netflix, HBO Max, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. In consideration of the public environment onboard, we also block potentially offensive online content.