The cheapest times to fly from GRR to ORD are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 10th)
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 GRR to ORD is early November. Prices can be as high as $490 for Thursday flights during mid June, or as low as $167 for Tuesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $180 to $281 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 $182. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $282. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $100 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $210 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRR to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the GRR to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the GRR to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Grand Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.95, which is 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 $25 (11%) 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 $198. Return trip prices are from the ORD to GRR 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 GRR 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 14 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from GRR to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Gerald R. Ford International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 137 miles or 220 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from GRR to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRR to ORD flight is about 1 hour 14 minutes.
How many flights go between Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from GRR to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Gerald R. Ford International Airport|
|City||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from GRR to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 35% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for GRR about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 14 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 9 minutes late
- United: on time
- Envoy: 33 minutes late
- ExpressJet: 16 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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