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The cheapest times to fly from MCO to MDW are

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

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 MCO to MDW is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1037 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $184 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Orlando, FL (MCO) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $186 to $534 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $189. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $614. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $424 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $290 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCO to MDW flight.

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

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MCO to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCO to MDW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Orlando. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, 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 $157 (40%) 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 $245. Return trip prices are from the MDW to MCO 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 MCO to MDW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 46 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from MCO to MDW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 14.83% less expensive than MDW
  • Nonstop flights available

See MCO to ORD flights

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

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 4.48% less expensive than MDW
  • Nonstop flights available

See MCO to GRR flights

Destination alternative #3: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 3.79% less expensive than MDW
  • Nonstop flights available

See MCO to MKE flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago Midway International Airport to Orlando International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 991 miles or 1595 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCO to MDW flight is about 2 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Orlando, FL and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from MCO to MDW.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeMCO
Origination airport nameOrlando International Airport
CityOrlando, FL
Countrythe United States
Latitude28.4
Longitude-81.3

Return Airport

Destination codeMDW
Destination airport nameChicago Midway International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude41.8
Longitude-87.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MCO to MDW tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 41% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 5% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MDW heading for MCO about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 18 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 21 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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