The cheapest times to fly from COU to ORD are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
- March 12th to April 29th (except the week of March 19th)
- August 6th to November 4th (except the weeks of August 20th and October 15th)
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 COU to ORD is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $603 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $205 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Columbia, MO (COU) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $205 to $291 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $205. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $349. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $144 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 COU to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the COU to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the COU to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Columbia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.42, which is a bit above 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 $27 (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 $215. Return trip prices are from the ORD to COU 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 COU 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.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from COU to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Columbia Regional Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 315 miles or 507 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from COU to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop COU to ORD flight is about 1 hour 33 minutes.
How many flights go between Columbia, MO and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from COU to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Columbia Regional Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from COU to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% 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 COU about 14 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:
- SkyWest: 14 minutes late
- Envoy: 14 minutes late
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