The cheapest times to fly from CMI to ORD are
- January 1st to February 25th
- April 16th to June 24th (except the weeks of April 30th, May 14th, and May 21st)
- July 9th to November 11th (except the weeks of July 23rd 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 CMI to ORD is early November. Prices can be as high as $580 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $205 for Tuesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Champaign/Urbana, IL (CMI) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $205 to $265 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 $205. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $305. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $100 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $215 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMI to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CMI to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the CMI to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Champaign. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.99, which is above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday 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 $25 (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 $206. Return trip prices are from the ORD to CMI 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 CMI 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 13 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from CMI to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Iberia, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to University of Illinois/Willard Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 135 miles or 217 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from CMI to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMI to ORD flight is about 1 hour 13 minutes.
How many flights go between Champaign/Urbana, IL and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from CMI to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||University of Illinois/Willard Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from CMI to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 25% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 37% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for CMI about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 20 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Envoy: 19 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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