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The cheapest times to fly from LAX to ORD are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of 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 LAX to ORD is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $788 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $113 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.

 

When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $160 to $369 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $151. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $408. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $258 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $219 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to ORD flight.

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

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LAX to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 $99 (34%) 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 $195. Return trip prices are from the ORD to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LAX to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 7 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1741 miles or 2802 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to ORD flight is about 4 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from LAX to ORD.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.9
Longitude-118.4

Return Airport

Destination codeORD
Destination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude42
Longitude-87.9

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LAX to ORD tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 36% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for LAX about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 22 minutes late
  • United: 13 minutes late
  • Alaska: 20 minutes late
  • Spirit: 20 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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