The cheapest times to fly from IPL to ORD are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • September 3rd to November 11th (except the weeks of September 10th and October 8th)

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 IPL to ORD is early December. Prices can be as high as $810 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $326 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from El Centro, CA (IPL) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $340 to $591 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 $362. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $667. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $305 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $410 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IPL to ORD flight.

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

IPL to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IPL to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from El Centro. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below 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 $123 (24%) 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 $389. Return trip prices are from the ORD to IPL 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 IPL to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (IPL > LAX > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $344
  • Average savings: $67 (16.22%)

See IPL to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Mokulele Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1635 miles or 2631 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IPL to ORD flight is about 3 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between El Centro, CA and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from IPL to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIPL
Origination airport nameImperial County Airport
CityEl Centro, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeORD
Destination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States


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