The cheapest times to fly from CAG to ORD are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to June 17th
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 CAG to ORD is early May. Prices can be as high as $3482 for Saturday flights during mid March, or as low as $418 for Wednesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Cagliari (CAG) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $532 to $1110 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $460. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $1451. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $991 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $664 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CAG to ORD flight.

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

CAG to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CAG to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Cagliari. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into CAG. Saturdays 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 $132 (11%) 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 $716. Return trip prices are from the ORD to CAG 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 CAG to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 36 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CAG to ORD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CAG to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Barcelona (CAG > BCN > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $567
  • Average savings: $98 (14.68%)

See CAG to MXP flights

Hack #2: Milan (CAG > MXP > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $615
  • Average savings: $49 (7.38%)

See CAG to BCN flights

Hack #3: Madrid (CAG > MAD > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $653
  • Average savings: $12 (1.73%)

See CAG to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4788 miles or 7706 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CAG to ORD flight is about 9 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Cagliari and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from CAG to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CAG
Origination airport name Elmas Airport
City Cagliari
Country Italy
Latitude 39.3
Longitude 9.1

Return Airport

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


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