The cheapest times to fly from MDW to ALB are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 MDW to ALB is early December. Prices can be as high as $950 for Saturday flights during mid March, or as low as $370 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Albany

Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Albany, NY (ALB) will usually cost between $390 to $546 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $402. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $600. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $197 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $443 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to ALB flight.

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

MDW to ALB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDW to ALB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.38, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $64 (13%) 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 $416. Return trip prices are from the ALB to MDW 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 MDW to ALB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 16 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 MDW to ALB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 34.65% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See MDW to EWR flights

Destination alternative #2: Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 32.05% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See MDW to BOS flights

Destination alternative #3: Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 31.60% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See MDW to PVD flights

Destination alternative #4: Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) in Ithaca/Cortland, NY

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 21.44% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDW to ITH flights

Destination alternative #5: Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 19.30% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDW to HPN flights

Destination alternative #6: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 19.86% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDW to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MDW to ALB? 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 Albany International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 715 miles or 1151 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDW to ALB flight is about 2 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Albany, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from MDW to ALB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MDW
Origination airport name Chicago Midway International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 41.8
Longitude -87.8

Return Airport

Destination code ALB
Destination airport name Albany International Airport
City Albany, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.7
Longitude -73.8


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MDW to ALB tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 61% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 2% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ALB heading for MDW about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Albany, NY is about 19 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 20 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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