The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MDW are
- January 1st to February 25th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- May 21st to June 3rd
- August 13th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 8th)
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 LAX to MDW is early December. Prices can be as high as $934 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $244 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $244 to $656 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 $258. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $611. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $353 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $329 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MDW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to MDW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to MDW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far 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 $228 (45%) 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 $279. Return trip prices are from the MDW to LAX 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 LAX to MDW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 8 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 LAX to MDW while comparing.
- 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
- Usually 33.59% less expensive than MDW
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX 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 Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1747 miles or 2812 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to MDW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MDW flight is about 4 hour 8 minutes.
How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from LAX to MDW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago Midway International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LAX to MDW tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 41% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 2% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MDW heading for LAX about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 9 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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