The cheapest times to fly from ESC to ORD are

  • May 14th to June 10th
  • August 13th to January 21st (except the week of December 24th)

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 ESC to ORD is late May. Prices can be as high as $726 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $226 for Wednesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Escanaba, MI (ESC) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $263 to $546 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $272. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $537. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $265 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $375 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ESC to ORD flight.

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

ESC to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ESC to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Escanaba. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.89, which is 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 $116 (26%) 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 $333. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ESC 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 ESC 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 1 hour 27 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 ESC to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 18.40% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ESC to AZO flights

Destination alternative #2: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 9.60% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ESC to GRR flights

Destination alternative #3: South Bend International Airport (SBN) in South Bend, IN

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 2.93% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ESC to SBN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 262 miles or 422 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ESC to ORD flight is about 1 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Escanaba, MI and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from ESC to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ESC
Origination airport name Delta County Airport
City Escanaba, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 45.7
Longitude -87.1

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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