With between 52 and 88 flights per day, the route from New York (NYC) to Chicago (CHI) remains a thoroughfare in the United States, both for business and pleasure. The route is well serviced by scheduled, charter and low cost flight providers. The direct flight takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of 714 miles, although some airlines have boasted a flight time as short as 2 hours and 10 minutes. Flights are provided by American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, Jetblue, Southwest and Spirit.
The cheapest flights on this route are offered by low-cost airlines such as Jetblue or Spirit. Planning your journey well in advance and traveling with hand luggage will help to reduce the price of an air ticket. Great deals on last minute flights are also available for a refreshingly low price.
Passengers can fly into any one of the Chicago airports - Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), O'Hare International Airport (ORD), West Chicago Du Page (DPA) etc., with O'Hare being the biggest and busiest. O' Hare has been voted best airport in North America for 10 years by two separate sources, no doubt helped by the easy access to and from this world hub. The city can be easily reached using the local trains (CTA) while access by road is also fluid and efficient. Interstate highways I-90 and I-294 can be reached swiftly from the airport as can the Interstate I-190.