The cheapest times to fly from ITH to ORD are

  • May 7th to July 15th (except the weeks of May 14th, May 28th, June 11th, and June 25th)
  • August 20th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 8th)
  • December 24th to February 25th (except the weeks of January 8th and February 12th)

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 ITH to ORD is late May. Prices can be as high as $595 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $225 for Wednesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Ithaca/Cortland, NY (ITH) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $231 to $423 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $251. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $404. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $153 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $308 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ITH to ORD flight.

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

ITH to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ITH to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Ithaca. 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

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 $113 (30%) 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 $261. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ITH 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 ITH 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 2 hour 2 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from ITH to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 12.82% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ITH to GRR flights

Destination alternative #2: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 3.90% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ITH to AZO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 586 miles or 943 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Ithaca/Cortland, NY and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from ITH to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeITH
Origination airport nameIthaca Tompkins Regional Airport
CityIthaca/Cortland, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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