Flights from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Chicago (MDW)

If you find yourself yearning for the Windy City, you can book a flight from the Venice of America and get going—Southwest Airlines® flies from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport. Travel with Southwest® is not just easy, it's enjoyable; you'll love flying with us for business, fun, or anything in between. If you have time to plan and your travel dates offer you some wiggle room, the Low Fare Calendar may reveal flight options you hadn't considered—and some extra savings. Want to reap even bigger savings rewards? Check out Southwest Vacations® to see package deals with flights, hotels, rental cars, and more.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 3 hours 12 minutes

Departing from: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Arriving at: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)


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Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 12/11/2020 and 2/28/2021, as of 12/11/2020.

Explore Chicago.

Once in a while, you may want to leave the sunny shores of Greater Ft. Lauderdale and experience the range of seasons (sometimes all four in one day!) available in Chicago. Summer in the city is especially magical; the beaches of Lake Michigan will call to you. Chicago is, of course, more than a city by the lake—there's something for everyone visiting from Ft. Lauderdale, no matter what brings you to the freight handler of the world! Made up of 77 distinct neighborhoods, the rich history of Chicago is ready for you to explore via the extensive CTA transit system. In fact, Chicago Midway International Airport is less than a half hour away from the center of the city via the Orange Line.

Lovers of food and drink can indulge in Restaurant Row, just west of Chicago's famous Magnificent Mile downtown, or get gritty in a neighborhood bar and order a “Chicago Handshake.” Sports fans will find something to enjoy year-round, from the sights and sounds of the Wrigleyville neighborhood (home to Wrigley Field and Northsiders' preferred baseball team) or the Southside's favorite ballpark to taking in a basketball or hockey game at the United Center. Sports not your scene? Consider enjoying in a play at one of the Broadway in Chicago theaters or attending the opera or symphony.

Traveling from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway) on Southwest helps you keep your travel costs down, meaning you can focus on what you want to spend your hard-earned dollars on while you're visiting. Find more ways to save by exploring deals on rental cars, hotels, and more through us. Maximize your travel dollars when you book and fly with Southwest Airlines.

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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.


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


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Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway)?

The average flight time from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway) is 3 hours 12 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway) occur daily?

There are 14 flights daily from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway) on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway)?

Southwest flies nonstop from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway) 4 times daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway)?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway) with Southwest, check out our Low Fare Calendar.

Can I rent a car at Chicago Midway International Airport?

You can rent a car at Chicago Midway International Airport—book yours with your flight.

Can I change my flight reservation for my flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway)?

Yes! Flights from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway)—or from here or there to anywhere—can be changed with no change fees. Fare difference may apply.

Where can I find the status of my flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway)?

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Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago (Midway) with Southwest?

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