The cheapest times to fly from MDW to ORK are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • August 13th to December 9th (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 ORK is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2130 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $537 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Cork

Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Cork (ORK) will usually cost between $608 to $1128 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $650. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1541. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $891 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $686 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to ORK flight.

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

MDW to ORK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDW to ORK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below 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 $246 (27%) 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 $656. Return trip prices are from the ORK 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 ORK can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 30 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 ORK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dublin Airport (DUB) in Dublin

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ORK
  • Usually 9.63% less expensive than ORK
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDW to DUB flights


Flight Hacking MDW to ORK

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MDW to ORK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (MDW > LHR > ORK)

  • Price for both tickets: $681
  • Average savings: $5 (0.66%)

See MDW to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air France, British Airways, Delta, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3622 miles or 5829 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDW to ORK flight is about 7 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Cork?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from MDW to ORK.


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 ORK
Destination airport name Cork Airport
City Cork
Country Ireland
Latitude 51.8
Longitude -8.5


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