The cheapest times to fly from BMI to ORD are
- January 1st to February 25th
- April 16th to April 29th
- May 28th to June 17th
- July 9th to November 11th (except the weeks of July 23rd, July 30th, 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 BMI to ORD is early December. Prices can be as high as $1046 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $209 for Sunday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $209 to $259 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 $209. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $531. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $322 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $219 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BMI to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BMI to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the BMI to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Bloomington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.17, which is above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $19 (8%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $222. Return trip prices are from the ORD to BMI 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 BMI to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 11 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from BMI to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Central Illinois Regional Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 116 miles or 187 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from BMI to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop BMI to ORD flight is about 1 hour 11 minutes.
How many flights go between Bloomington/Normal, IL and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from BMI to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Central Illinois Regional Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from BMI to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 47% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for BMI about 12 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:
- Envoy: 12 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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