Say goodbye to the City of the Big Shoulders and hello to the City of the Violet Crown with a flight on Southwest Airlines. Southwest flies from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, making it easier to plan your next trip to the Austin area. Have flexible travel dates? Check out our Low Fare Calendar to explore flights within your travel window. Make the most of your reservation with package deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more from Southwest Vacations®.
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Chicago (O'Hare), IL to Austin, TX
departing on 3/30
one-way starting at*$68
*Restrictions and exclusions apply. Seats and dates are limited. Select markets. 38 travel days available.
|Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
|Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
|Average flight time
|2 hours 55 minutes
|Nonstop flight per day Monday through Friday
|Nonstop flight on Saturday
|Nonstop flight on Sunday
†Weekly flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 3/1/2024 and 3/31/2024. Note: route may not operate every day of the week.
‡Nonstop flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 3/1/2024 and 3/31/2024.
While the nickname City of the Violet Crown may be shared with Athens, Greece, this moniker may not just be a nod to early Austinites’ predilection for calling their burg the Athens of the South. Though the stars are big and bright at night in the heart of Texas, during twilight you can enjoy a stunning example of the Belt of Venus: the purple-pink glow along the horizon. No matter where the nickname originated, when you land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport the glow of Austin will be one of many sights to take in during your visit.
Longtime Austin denizens know all the area’s quirks and may even claim that it’s a bit too commercial for their tastes but being a thriving hub of industry and tourism just means that there’s more of Austin to love! The Rainey Street Historic District is a great example of old meeting new. What was once a working-class neighborhood is now on the National Register of Historic Places, its single-family bungalows hosting a mixture of families and thriving nightlife. Step back in time with an afternoon or evening in the area.
For other sights you can’t get anywhere other than Austin, check out the Austin Museum of Popular Culture. Originally created to house concert posters from local artists, it now boast tributes to Austin icons past and present. Take a few walks around town to find public art dedicated to musicians who hail from Austin, or spend an afternoon learning about the LBJ administration at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.
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.
At Southwest, we know it takes more than great deals on Austin airfares and convenient scheduling options to make your trip memorable. So from booking to boarding, we offer services and features designed to make your travel from Chicago (O'Hare) to Austin the best it can be. Learn more about the Southwest® travel experience before you book your flight from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
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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.