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The cheapest times to fly from LEX to ORD are

  • August 20th to February 25th (except the week of November 19th)

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 LEX to ORD is early December. Prices can be as high as $564 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $177 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Lexington, KY (LEX) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $181 to $282 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 $206. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $324. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $117 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $252 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEX to ORD flight.

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

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LEX to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEX to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Lexington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.48, which is a bit 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 $37 (14%) 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 $222. Return trip prices are from the ORD to LEX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LEX 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 34 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Iberia, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 323 miles or 520 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LEX to ORD flight is about 1 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Lexington, KY and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from LEX to ORD.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code LEX
Origination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6

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 LEX to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% 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 LEX about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 14 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 74 minutes late
  • Envoy: 12 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 90 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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