The cheapest times to fly from CWL to ORD are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • June 18th to July 1st
  • September 10th to December 9th

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 CWL to ORD is early November. Prices can be as high as $1318 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $466 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Cardiff (CWL) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $467 to $1027 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 $466. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1092. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $625 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $615 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CWL to ORD flight.

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

CWL to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CWL to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Cardiff. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below 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 to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Cardiff. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $85 (12%) 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 $599. Return trip prices are from the ORD to CWL 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 CWL 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 7 hour 53 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from CWL to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 3.50% less expensive than ORD
  • 2-layover flights available

See CWL to MDW flights


Flight Hacking CWL 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 CWL to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dublin (CWL > DUB > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $554
  • Average savings: $62 (10%)

See CWL to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3833 miles or 6169 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CWL to ORD flight is about 7 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Cardiff and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from CWL to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CWL
Origination airport name Cardiff Airport
City Cardiff
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.4
Longitude -3.3

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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