The cheapest times to fly from ORD to LAX are
- January 1st to March 4th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- August 13th to November 18th
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 LAX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $762 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $113 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $160 to $363 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $148. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $383. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $236 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $221 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ORD to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ORD to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 $99 (34%) 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 $194. Return trip prices are from the LAX to ORD 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 ORD to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 7 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ORD to LAX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1741 miles or 2802 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ORD to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to LAX flight is about 4 hour 7 minutes.
How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from ORD to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ORD to LAX tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 45% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 8% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for ORD about 28 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 30 minutes late
- United: 30 minutes late
- Alaska: 27 minutes late
- Spirit: 7 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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