The cheapest times to fly from HDN to ORD are

  • August 13th to August 26th
  • September 17th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 18th
  • December 17th to April 1st

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 HDN to ORD is late January. Prices can be as high as $932 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $374 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Hayden, CO (HDN) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $440 to $744 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $447. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $718. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $271 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $603 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HDN to ORD flight.

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

HDN to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HDN to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Hayden. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, which is a bit 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 $69 (11%) 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 $565. Return trip prices are from the ORD to HDN 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 HDN 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 48 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 HDN to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 2.82% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See HDN to MKE flights

Destination alternative #2: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 2.57% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See HDN to MLI flights


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

Hack #1: Denver, CO (HDN > DEN > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $563
  • Average savings: $41 (6.72%)

See HDN to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1006 miles or 1619 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HDN to ORD flight is about 2 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Hayden, CO and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from HDN to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HDN
Origination airport name Yampa Valley Airport
City Hayden, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -107.2

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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