Flights from Miami ( MIA ) to Chicago ( CHI )

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Route information

Distance: 1191 miles
Miami airports
Miami International Airport (MIA) How far from city center: 6 miles
Hollywood Intl Apt (FLL) How far from city center: 21 miles
Opa Locka (OPF) How far from city center: 11 miles
Dade Collier (TNT) How far from city center: 44 miles
Miami Public Seaplane Base (MPB) How far from city center: 2 miles
Tamiami (TMB) How far from city center: 17 miles
Chicago airports
O'hare International Airport (ORD) How far from city center: 14 miles
Midway Airport (MDW) How far from city center: 4 miles
Pal Waukee (PWK) How far from city center: 22 miles
Dupage County (DPA) How far from city center: 27 miles
Chicago Nas (NOH) How far from city center: 22 miles
Merrill C Meigs (CGX) How far from city center: 7 miles

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Useful information about flights from Miami to Chicago

Direct flights from Miami to Chicago will take a little over 3 hours and 20 minutes, making it a reasonably quick journey. Your flight time will depend on a multitude of factors, like the airline, weather forecast, and chosen flight path.

Miami is on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) which is GMT -4, while Chicago is on Central Daylight Time GMT -5. This means that there is only a 1-hour difference between both cities - when it's 08:00 in Miami, it's 07:00 in Chicago.

It's wise to get to the airport at least 2 hours before your domestic flight and 3 hours before an international flight.

Airlines flying regularly from Miami to Chicago

Plenty of people want to fly from Miami to Chicago and that's why several airlines provide direct flights on this route. We list primary airlines and their departure airports below.

Flights from Miami to Chicago operate every day of the week with flight times spread across the entire day, so you're sure to find the flight to suit you and your travel plans.

Airports in Miami

The main airport is Miami International Airport(MIA). It's just 6 miles outside of the city center and takes approximately 25 minutes to reach in regular traffic. There's also a 2nd airport in the city called Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), located 30 miles North of Miami International Airport(MIA).

Chicago is primarily served by 2 different airports in Miami, that are located on the north and south side of the city. Here is a brief breakdown of both and the easiest ways to reach them:

Miami International Airport (MIA): The primary airport serving Miami, it's busy year-round and one of the most used in the United States. It's just 8 miles northwest of downtown Miami and serves a wide variety of domestic and international flights. If you're looking for the cheapest option for getting there then the MIA Mover, an automated train in the Miami Intermodal Center, is your best bet. The station is located on the 3rd level of the airport, which can be accessed with the Skyride, and then you’ll take the Metrorail Orange line to either the Government Center or Brickell Stop.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL): Situated just north of Miami International Airport (MIA), approximately 21 miles north of downtown, this airport serves as an alternative option for flyers. It's smaller in comparison with Miami International but has become increasingly popular for people located in Fort Lauderdale due to its convenient location. The airport serves primarily domestic flights and can be reached easily from both cities.

Airports in Chicago

There are multiple airports near the city but the ones listed below are the primary ones where you will be landing from Miami:

O'Hare International Airport (ORD): O'Hare is the main international airport in Chicago and one of the world's busiest. You'll find it on the Northwest Side of Chicago and it offers numerous domestic flights as well as serving multiple international destinations. It's not so far to Downtown Chicago, just a 45-50 minute journey depending on traffic.

Midway International Airport (MDW): Midway International Airport is on the Southwest Side of Chicago, serving both domestic locations and some international flights. It's not nearly as big as O'Hare but it's closer to the city center, just 10 miles away, which could take you as little as 20 minutes to reach.

Arrival airports facilities information

The O'Hare International Airport is the main airport in the city and has some immaculate facilities and services to aid you on your journey, along with free Wi-Fi:

Midway International Airport (MDW) is Chicago's smaller airport, but it has all the usual facilities you'd expect for traveling with children, exchanging currency, and Wi-Fi and charging, as well as something a little unique: at Midway, passengers are invited to make use of the airport's Yoga room to "Relax, Reflect, Recharge"! It's available from 06:00 to 22:00.

Best time to fly to Chicago

Chicago offers a very different environment throughout the year. A range of factors could sway you to visit the "Windy City" at a certain time of year rather than another!

If you want to see Chicago at its most beautiful, then you should visit during spring and fall. It is quite mild at these times, making them perfect for enjoying a stroll in the beautiful cherry blossoms. You will also avoid the crowds for a more relaxed experience.

If you do want to see the city at its busiest and experience the sometimes soaring temperatures, then you should plan for a summer trip. This is the most popular time to visit Chicago so you'll want to start planning early, the sooner you book the hotel the better. Embrace the many concerts and street fairs during these months like its famous food festival, "Taste of Chicago".

If you want to see Chicago transformed into a winter wonderland, then the closer to the holidays the better - just make sure you wrap up warm! As Chicago's off-season, you'll likely have a great choice of accommodation at a reasonable price. The streets are decorated with Christmas lights and ice-skating rinks like the one at Millennium Park are widely available.

A truly enchanting city all year round, you will have a unique and enjoyable experience no matter when you visit.

What to do after arriving in Chicago

Chicago is known for its bustling urban city as well as its vibrant entertainment scene, which means it welcomes a lot of travelers throughout the year. No matter what you want to do, you'll find something that suits you in the "Windy City".

Questions about your flight from Miami to Chicago

What's the time difference between Miami and Chicago?

The time difference between Miami and Chicago differs ever so slightly, with Chicago being just 1 hour ahead.


What is the flight time from Miami to Chicago?

Direct flights from Miami to Chicago take around 3 hours and 20 minutes. It can vary depending on a number of factors like which airline you fly with and the weather forecast.


What airlines fly to Midway Chicago from Miami?

Many airlines fly into Midway Chicago airport. The primary ones from Miami are Frontier, Delta, and Southwest.


How can I find last-minute plane tickets from Miami to Chicago?

Visit the eDreams homepage, search for flights from Miami to Chicago, and then filter the results by clicking the “Last Minute” tag. You'll then see a range of discounted flights to book right away!


How to get from Chicago airport to Downtown?

There are many different ways to get from the Chicago airport to Downtown. The cab is the most convenient. On public transport, the Blue Line L train is your best option. It runs 24/7 and will take roughly 60-90 minutes to reach your destination.


Which month is the cheapest to fly from Miami to Chicago?

The cheapest month to fly from Miami to Chicago depends on a host of different factors like weather and events. Between January and March, you can typically find the most affordable flights and accommodation.


How does the weather in Chicago and Miami compare?

Both cities experience warmer climates in summer, but Miami has hotter and more humid temperatures throughout the year. The weather in Miami can still differ severely depending on the time of year, with rain and storms likely during the summer months. Chicago can get cold in the winter and will likely receive heavy snowfall during this period.


What hotels are by Chicago Midway airport?

There are many great hotels near Chicago Midway Airport, from standard to luxurious. The standout spots are the Hilton Hotel if money is no issue but for a more affordable stay you should select the Holiday Inn.

Frequently asked questions about flights from Miami to Chicago

Is it safe to travel from Miami to Chicago during the Covid-19 situation?
At eDreams we do our best to ensure that your travel plans won't be affected by restrictions or possible cancellations that United States may apply. Using the flexible ticket gurantee you can decide if you rather rebook or get a refund!
For flights from Miami to Chicago, how can I find the cheapest price?
The cheapest price for a flight from Miami to Chicago is $10. At eDreams we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
When booking, when is the best time to get the best prices for flights from Miami to Chicago?
The most popular months to book a trip from Miami to Chicago are January, June and April, based on the searches of our customers.
When is the best time to travel from Miami to Chicago?
The best time of the year to visit Chicago depends on lots of personal preferences, especially the price. Regarding popularity, August is the best month to fly to Chicago from Miami in terms of searches from our customers, followed by April and June. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds September, January and November are the months with fewer searches for Miami - Chicago.
How long does the flight from Miami to Chicago take?
Flight length from Miami to Chicago is around 03:24 hours on average, at an average distance of 1,930 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
Which airports have flights between Miami and Chicago?
The main route from Miami to Chicago is: Miami International Airport (MIA) to O hare International Airport (ORD). The following airlines fly this route:
  • American Airlines.
  • United Airlines.
  • Frontier Airlines.
The airlines that fly indirectly from Miami to Chicago are:
The airlines that fly indirectly from Miami to Chicago are:
  • American Airlines, stopping at Orlando during at least 104 minutes.
  • United Airlines, with 197 minutes of layover in Newark - Nj.
Flying Time 3 h and 24 m When flying from Miami to Chicago, this can take around 3 h and 24 m in flying time, however this flight duration can vary due to other factors
Cheapest flight $10 The best price for flights from Miami to Chicago offered by eDreams, which have been found by our customers in the last 3 days
Departure Airport Miami International Airport Miami International Airport is where you'll take off when flying from Miami to Chicago
Arrival Airport O'hare International Airport You'll land at O'hare International Airport when flying from Miami to Chicago

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