The cheapest times to fly from LFT to MDW are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 LFT to MDW is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $894 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $276 for Wednesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Lafayette, LA (LFT) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $294 to $626 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $327. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $657. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $330 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $398 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LFT to MDW flight.

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

LFT to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LFT to MDW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lafayette. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, 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 $165 (34%) 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 $321. Return trip prices are from the MDW to LFT 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 LFT to MDW 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 29 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 LFT to MDW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 18.34% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See LFT to MKE flights

Destination alternative #2: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 14.32% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See LFT to GRR flights

Destination alternative #3: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 11.56% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See LFT to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LFT to MDW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago Midway International Airport to Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 834 miles or 1342 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LFT to MDW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LFT to MDW flight is about 2 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Lafayette, LA 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 LFT to MDW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLFT
Origination airport nameLafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport
CityLafayette, LA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMDW
Destination airport nameChicago Midway International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States


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