The cheapest times to fly from DRW to ORD are

  • January 22nd to March 18th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 16th to June 17th
  • July 16th to August 5th
  • October 8th to October 28th

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 DRW to ORD is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $2721 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $932 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Darwin (DRW) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $966 to $2080 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1090. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2319. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1229 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1295 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DRW to ORD flight.

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

DRW to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DRW to ORD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Darwin. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $301 (16%) 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 $1209. Return trip prices are from the ORD to DRW 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 DRW 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 17 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (DRW > LAX > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1084
  • Average savings: $212 (16.33%)

See DRW to SYD flights

Hack #2: Sydney (DRW > SYD > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1230
  • Average savings: $66 (5.06%)

See DRW to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air New Zealand, American, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Lufthansa, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9341 miles or 15033 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DRW to ORD flight is about 17 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Darwin and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from DRW to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DRW
Origination airport name Darwin International Airport
City Darwin
Country Australia
Latitude -12.4
Longitude 130.9

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


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