The cheapest times to fly from ATL to ORD are
- August 6th to November 18th
- December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of December 10th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ATL to ORD is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $659 for Monday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $106 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $120 to $359 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $142. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $400. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $258 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $222 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ATL to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $41 (16%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $223. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ATL to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 4 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ATL to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 607 miles or 977 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ATL to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to ORD flight is about 2 hour 4 minutes.
How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from ATL to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ATL to ORD tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for ATL about 23 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 13 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 24 minutes late
- American: 14 minutes late
- SkyWest: 39 minutes late
- United: 8 minutes late
- Envoy: 25 minutes late
- Republic: 22 minutes late
- Spirit: 42 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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