Trade the Lone Star State for the Great Lakes region with a flight on Southwest Airlines. Southwest has flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, making it easier to plan your next Second City getaway. If you have flexible travel dates, explore our Low Fare Calendar to find an array of low fares within your travel window. Make the most of your reservation with package deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more from Southwest Vacations®.
Pack your bags—the hustle and bustle of the City of the Big Shoulders is waiting!
Austin, TX to Chicago (O'Hare), IL
departing on 7/11
one-way starting at*$173
*Restrictions and exclusions apply. Seats and dates are limited. Select markets. 116 travel days available.
|Departing from||Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)|
|Arriving at||Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)|
|Average flight time||2 hours 44 minutes|
|2‡||Nonstop flights per day Monday through Friday|
|1‡||Nonstop flight on Saturday|
|1‡||Nonstop flight on Sunday|
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†Weekly flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 6/1/2023 and 6/30/2023. Note: route may not operate every day of the week.
‡Nonstop flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 6/1/2023 and 6/30/2023.
When you start your Chicago adventure by arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, you’re just a Blue Line ride away from everything the city has to offer. The CTA has trains and buses that can take you nearly everywhere you want to go during your visit if you choose to use public transit, but renting a car is just as easy.
The neighborhoods nearest the airport of your arrival are largely residential, but spend enough time exploring and you’ll find that each of Chicago’s 77 designated neighborhoods have hidden gems. Bungalow Belts abound across the city and make for fantastic self-directed sightseeing for lovers of Arts and Crafts architecture. If you’d prefer to take in the iconic skyscrapers of the Loop, consider heading downtown for a boat-based architecture tour on the Chicago River. The river itself is a marvel: In the late 1880s, civil engineers successfully reversed the river’s flow from emptying into Lake Michigan to protect and preserve the city’s supply of freshwater.
The lakefront is a favorite destination for visitors and Chicagoans alike. Navy Pier is a popular draw, especially during warm months when the iconic Ferris wheel is in operation. Further south along the lake you’ll find the Grant Park and the Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, and the popular spot for outdoor events Northerly Island. There’s so much to explore on the lakefront it’ll be impossible to pack it all into one trip—you’ll have to give the Second City another try.
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.
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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.
5Where available. Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer.
6Due to licensing restrictions, on WiFi-enabled international flights, free live TV and iHeartRadio may not be available for the full duration of flight.
7Internet access for $8 per device from takeoff to landing. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. In order to provide a top-notch Internet experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.