1:31p IAH » 4:15p ORD
American Airlines direct (2h44m)
1:00p ORD » 3:45p IAH
United Airlines direct (2h45m)
Average flight duration: 2h44m (direct flight)
While travelers do have the choice of driving, or taking the train, from Houston to Chicago, those hoping to complete their journey in less than 16 hours will find taking a cheap flight to be the best option. With a duration of just 2h 35m, compared with the equivalent drive time of over 16 hours, flights from Houston airports including William P. Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport are the fastest mode of transport to Chicago, touching down in O'Hare International Airport or Midway International Airport. Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines and American Airlines are just some of those operating low cost and regular flights between the two US cities.
Visitors to the Windy City will never get bored thanks to Chicago's crowd pleasing array of sights and attractions. Navy Pier is a must-see, with its fairground rides, restaurants and cruises; meanwhile, the views from the Willis Tower skyscraper or the John Hancock Center are unbeatable. Take a walk along the Chicago Riverwalk; check out museums such as the Chicago Cultural Center (which also hosts concerts), the Museum Campus, and Field Museum of Natural History; before refueling with a slice of Chicago's finest deep dish pizza.