The cheapest times to fly from ICT to ORD are

  • January 1st to April 29th (except the weeks of March 12th, March 26th, April 2nd, and April 9th)
  • May 14th to July 15th (except the week of May 21st)
  • October 15th to November 11th

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 ICT to ORD is late June. Prices can be as high as $622 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $283 for Tuesday flights around late June.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Wichita, KS (ICT) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $299 to $345 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late June with an average ticket price of $299. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $389. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $90 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $311 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ICT to ORD flight.

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

ICT to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ICT to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Wichita. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 to Chicago, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Wichita. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $14 (4%) 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 $305. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ICT 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 ICT 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 2 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 ICT to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 7.25% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ICT to BMI flights

Destination alternative #2: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 4.03% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ICT to PIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ICT 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, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 587 miles or 945 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Wichita, KS and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from ICT to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ICT
Origination airport name Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport
City Wichita, KS
Country the United States
Latitude 37.7
Longitude -97.4

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ICT 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 37% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for ICT about 28 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 26 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 25 minutes late
  • Republic: 4 minutes early
  • ExpressJet: 70 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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