The cheapest times to fly from LUG to ORD are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 20th (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 15th to December 2nd

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 LUG to ORD is mid October. Prices can be as high as $969 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $459 for Thursday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Lugano (LUG) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $459 to $859 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $459. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $859. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $400 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $480 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LUG to ORD flight.

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

LUG to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LUG to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lugano. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LUG. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Lugano. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $93 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $547. Return trip prices are from the ORD to LUG 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 LUG 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 9 hour 5 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4502 miles or 7245 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LUG to ORD flight is about 9 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Lugano and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from LUG to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LUG
Origination airport name Lugano Airport
City Lugano
Country Switzerland
Latitude 46
Longitude 8.9

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


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