The cheapest times to fly from BWI to ORD are
- August 6th to February 11th (except the week of 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 BWI to ORD is early December. Prices can be as high as $617 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $101 for Wednesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $123 to $368 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 $159. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $362. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $202 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $238 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BWI to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the BWI to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday 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 $92 (33%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $189. Return trip prices are from the ORD to BWI 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 BWI to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 6 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 BWI to ORD while comparing.
- 137 miles (220 km) away from ORD
- Usually 4.62% less expensive than ORD
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from BWI to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 620 miles or 998 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from BWI to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to ORD flight is about 2 hour 6 minutes.
How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from BWI to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from BWI to ORD tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for BWI about 24 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 19 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 32 minutes late
- SkyWest: 13 minutes late
- United: 14 minutes late
- Envoy: 63 minutes late
- Spirit: 20 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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