The cheapest times to fly from MDW to CVG are

  • July 30th to September 30th (except the week of August 6th)
  • October 15th to February 25th (except the week of November 19th)

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 CVG is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $819 for Friday flights during mid March, or as low as $154 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Cincinnati

Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Cincinnati, OH (CVG) will usually cost between $171 to $536 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $204. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $565. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $362 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $312 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to CVG flight.

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

MDW to CVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDW to CVG 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 $0.78, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $146 (39%) 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 $229. Return trip prices are from the CVG 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 CVG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 26 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 CVG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from CVG
  • Usually 32.05% less expensive than CVG
  • Nonstop flights available

See MDW to IND flights

Destination alternative #2: James M Cox/Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Dayton, OH

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from CVG
  • Usually 13.14% less expensive than CVG
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDW to DAY flights

Destination alternative #3: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from CVG
  • Usually 16.99% less expensive than CVG
  • Nonstop flights available

See MDW to CMH flights

Destination alternative #4: Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, KY

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from CVG
  • Usually 6.73% less expensive than CVG
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDW to LEX flights

Destination alternative #5: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from CVG
  • Usually 7.21% less expensive than CVG
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDW to FWA flights

Destination alternative #6: Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport (SDF) in Louisville, KY

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from CVG
  • Usually 5.13% less expensive than CVG
  • Nonstop flights available

See MDW to SDF flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MDW to CVG? 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 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 249 miles or 401 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDW to CVG flight is about 1 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Cincinnati, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from MDW to CVG.


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 CVG
Destination airport name Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
City Cincinnati, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 39
Longitude -84.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MDW to CVG tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 42% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CVG heading for MDW about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Cincinnati, OH is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 13 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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