The cheapest times to fly from CIU to ORD are

  • May 14th to June 10th
  • September 10th to March 4th (except the weeks of November 26th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 CIU to ORD is late May. Prices can be as high as $947 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $230 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $266 to $498 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $267. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $553. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $285 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $340 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CIU to ORD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CIU to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CIU to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CIU to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Sault Ste. Marie. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.62, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $93 (23%) 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 $317. Return trip prices are from the ORD to CIU flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CIU to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 36 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CIU to ORD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Chippewa County International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 341 miles or 549 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CIU to ORD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CIU to ORD flight is about 1 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from CIU to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CIU
Origination airport name Chippewa County International Airport
City Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.3
Longitude -84.5

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


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