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The cheapest times to fly from DEN to MDW are

  • August 13th to March 4th (except the weeks of October 8th, November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 DEN to MDW is early December. Prices can be as high as $881 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $164 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $166 to $612 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $182. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $566. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $384 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $320 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to MDW flight.

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

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DEN to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to MDW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $221 (48%) 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 $236. Return trip prices are from the MDW to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to MDW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 35 minutes may be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DEN to MDW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 29.73% less expensive than MDW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 17.21% less expensive than MDW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to MKE flights

Destination alternative #3: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 2.82% less expensive than MDW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to MSN flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN to MDW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago Midway International Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 893 miles or 1437 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DEN to MDW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to MDW flight is about 2 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from DEN to MDW.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDEN
Origination airport nameDenver International Airport
CityDenver, CO
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.9
Longitude-104.7

Return Airport

Destination codeMDW
Destination airport nameChicago Midway International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude41.8
Longitude-87.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to MDW tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 48% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 1% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MDW heading for DEN about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 14 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 20 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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