The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CWL are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • late April
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 27th and November 19th)

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 ORD to CWL is early October. Prices can be as high as $1339 for Saturday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $447 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Cardiff

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Cardiff (CWL) will usually cost between $453 to $1207 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $460. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1212. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $752 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $590 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CWL flight.

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

ORD to CWL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to CWL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Cardiff, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $85 (12%) 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 $640. Return trip prices are from the CWL to ORD 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 ORD to CWL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 53 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from ORD to CWL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from CWL
  • Usually 14.15% less expensive than CWL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LHR flights

Destination alternative #2: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from CWL
  • Usually 13.90% less expensive than CWL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LGW flights

Destination alternative #3: London City Airport (LCY) in London

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from CWL
  • Usually 9.15% less expensive than CWL
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to LCY flights

Destination alternative #4: Bristol Airport (BRS) in Bristol

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from CWL
  • Usually 1.95% less expensive than CWL
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to BRS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3833 miles or 6169 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CWL flight is about 7 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Cardiff?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 33 available flights from ORD to CWL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code CWL
Destination airport name Cardiff Airport
City Cardiff
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.4
Longitude -3.3


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