The cheapest times to fly from LGA to ORD are
- April 23rd to May 6th
- August 27th to September 30th
- October 15th to November 11th
- December 3rd to March 4th (except the week of December 17th)
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 LGA to ORD is early September. Prices can be as high as $398 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $129 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from New York, NY (LGA) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $147 to $266 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $155. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $250. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $95 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $177 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGA to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LGA to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LGA to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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 $72 (30%) 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 $165. Return trip prices are from the ORD to LGA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from LGA to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 18 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LGA to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to LaGuardia Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 731 miles or 1176 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LGA to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGA to ORD flight is about 2 hour 18 minutes.
How many flights go between New York, NY and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from LGA to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||LaGuardia Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LGA to ORD tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for LGA about 31 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 23 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 45 minutes late
- American: 17 minutes late
- SkyWest: 42 minutes late
- United: 31 minutes late
- Republic: 20 minutes late
- Spirit: 18 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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