The cheapest times to fly from IND to ORD are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of October 8th, November 19th, and November 26th)

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 IND to ORD is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $636 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $167 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Indianapolis, IN (IND) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $170 to $305 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $179. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $287. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $108 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $198 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IND to ORD flight.

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

IND to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IND to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Indianapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.69, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $29 (13%) 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 $193. Return trip prices are from the ORD to IND 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 IND 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 18 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 177 miles or 285 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IND to ORD flight is about 1 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 41 available flights from IND to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IND
Origination airport name Indianapolis International Airport
City Indianapolis, IN
Country the United States
Latitude 39.7
Longitude -86.3

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 IND to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for IND about 25 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:

  • American: 5 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 50 minutes late
  • Envoy: 18 minutes late
  • Republic: 3 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 30 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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