The cheapest times to fly from CID to ORD are
- January 1st to April 29th (except the weeks of January 8th, March 12th, and April 2nd)
- May 28th to June 17th
- July 9th to July 22nd
- October 1st to November 11th
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 CID to ORD is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $580 for Friday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $249 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $249 to $304 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $249. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $320. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $71 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $254 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CID to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CID to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the CID to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Cedar Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.81, which is above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $13 (5%) 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 $254. Return trip prices are from the ORD to CID 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 CID 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 20 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from CID to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to The Eastern Iowa Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 196 miles or 315 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from CID to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop CID to ORD flight is about 1 hour 20 minutes.
How many flights go between Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from CID to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||The Eastern Iowa Airport|
|City||Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from CID to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 39% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for CID about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Envoy: 20 minutes late
- Republic: 9 minutes late
- ExpressJet: 20 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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