The cheapest times to fly from CLE to ORD are

  • August 13th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 26th and December 10th)

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 CLE to ORD is early November. Prices can be as high as $639 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $195 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Cleveland, OH (CLE) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $198 to $314 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $224. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $337. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $113 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $248 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLE to ORD flight.

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

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CLE to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLE to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Cleveland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.49, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Cleveland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $31 (11%) 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 $241. Return trip prices are from the ORD to CLE flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CLE 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 33 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 CLE to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 9.09% less expensive than ORD
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLE to MKE flights

Destination alternative #2: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 3.03% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLE to MSN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 315 miles or 507 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLE to ORD flight is about 1 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Cleveland, OH and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from CLE to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLE
Origination airport name Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
City Cleveland, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 41.4
Longitude -81.9

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CLE 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 38% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for CLE about 26 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 23 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 35 minutes late
  • United: 18 minutes late
  • Envoy: 15 minutes late
  • Republic: 16 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 26 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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