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The cheapest times to fly from FSD to ORD are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and February 5th)

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 FSD to ORD is early December. Prices can be as high as $664 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $254 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $279 to $364 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $270. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $388. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $119 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $324 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FSD to ORD flight.

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

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FSD to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FSD to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Sioux Falls. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.44, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $28 (8%) 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 $308. Return trip prices are from the ORD to FSD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from FSD 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 49 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from FSD to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 8.96% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See FSD to MSN flights

Destination alternative #2: Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ) in Dubuque, IA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 7.57% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See FSD to DBQ flights

Destination alternative #3: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 6.34% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See FSD to MKE flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Joe Foss Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 461 miles or 742 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FSD to ORD flight is about 1 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Sioux Falls, SD and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from FSD to ORD.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeFSD
Origination airport nameJoe Foss Field Airport
CitySioux Falls, SD
Countrythe United States
Latitude43.6
Longitude-96.7

Return Airport

Destination codeORD
Destination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude42
Longitude-87.9

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from FSD to ORD tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 36% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 31% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for FSD about 29 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 25 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 29 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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