The cheapest times to fly from MDW to ITH are

  • April 9th to May 6th (except the week of April 16th)
  • May 28th to July 8th (except the weeks of June 4th and June 25th)
  • August 27th to September 23rd
  • October 22nd to November 18th

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 ITH is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $813 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $231 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Ithaca

Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Ithaca/Cortland, NY (ITH) will usually cost between $244 to $506 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $285. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $563. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $278 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $348 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to ITH flight.

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

MDW to ITH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDW to ITH 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 $0.37, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $116 (28%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $303. Return trip prices are from the ITH 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 ITH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 2 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from MDW to ITH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) in Buffalo, NY

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from ITH
  • Usually 26.29% less expensive than ITH
  • Nonstop flights available

See MDW to BUF flights

Destination alternative #2: Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) in Rochester, NY

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from ITH
  • Usually 10.63% less expensive than ITH
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDW to ROC flights

Destination alternative #3: Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM) in Elmira/Corning, NY

  • 32 miles (51 km) away from ITH
  • Usually 8.05% less expensive than ITH
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDW to ELM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 580 miles or 933 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Ithaca/Cortland, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 35 available flights from MDW to ITH.


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 ITH
Destination airport name Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
City Ithaca/Cortland, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.5
Longitude -76.5


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