The cheapest times to fly from MDW to SNN are

  • February 5th to February 25th
  • April 30th to October 14th (except the week of October 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 MDW to SNN is early September. Prices can be as high as $4909 for Saturday flights during mid April, or as low as $588 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Shannon

Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Shannon (SNN) will usually cost between $788 to $4177 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $834. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid April, with an average price of $4678. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3844 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3043 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to SNN flight.

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

MDW to SNN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDW to SNN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.53, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shannon, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $526 (19%) 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 $2511. Return trip prices are from the SNN 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 SNN 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 26 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 SNN while comparing.

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

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from SNN
  • Usually 79.64% less expensive than SNN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDW to DUB flights

Destination alternative #2: Cork Airport (ORK) in Cork

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from SNN
  • Usually 77.47% less expensive than SNN
  • 2-layover flights available

See MDW to ORK flights


Flight Hacking MDW to SNN

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 SNN — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $675
  • Average savings: $2368 (77.81%)

See MDW to LHR flights

Hack #2: Birmingham (MDW > BHX > SNN)

  • Price for both tickets: $831
  • Average savings: $2212 (72.7%)

See MDW to BHX flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (MDW > BOS > SNN)

  • Price for both tickets: $867
  • Average savings: $2176 (71.5%)

See MDW to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MDW to SNN? 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 Shannon Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3582 miles or 5765 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDW to SNN flight is about 7 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Shannon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 38 available flights from MDW to SNN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMDW
Origination airport nameChicago Midway International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSNN
Destination airport nameShannon Airport


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