The cheapest times to fly from DEN to ORD are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)
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 DEN to ORD is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $696 for Friday flights during mid May, or as low as $121 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $142 to $382 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $151. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $364. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $213 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $225 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DEN to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DEN to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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 Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Denver. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $48 (18%) 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 $209. Return trip prices are from the ORD to DEN 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 DEN to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 35 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DEN to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Cape Air, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Denver International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 886 miles or 1426 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DEN to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to ORD flight is about 2 hour 35 minutes.
How many flights go between Denver, CO and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from DEN to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Denver International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DEN to ORD tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 35% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for DEN about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 19 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 20 minutes late
- United: 21 minutes late
- Spirit: 9 minutes late
- Frontier: 38 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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