The cheapest times to fly from LFT to ORD are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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 ORD is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $819 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $276 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Lafayette, LA (LFT) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $278 to $477 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $305. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $468. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $163 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $352 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LFT to ORD flight.

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

LFT to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LFT to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Lafayette. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is 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 (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 $309. Return trip prices are from the ORD 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 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 30 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 ORD while comparing.

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

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 7.67% less expensive than ORD
  • 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 ORD
  • Usually 3.13% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See LFT to GRR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 844 miles or 1358 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LFT to ORD flight is about 2 hour 30 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 50 available flights from LFT to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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