The cheapest times to fly from MTJ to ORD are

  • February 26th to March 11th
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • May 28th to July 1st
  • August 6th to September 2nd

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 MTJ to ORD is mid August. Prices can be as high as $828 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $439 for Wednesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Montrose/Delta, CO (MTJ) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $493 to $642 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $479. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $629. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $150 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $538 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MTJ to ORD flight.

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

MTJ to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MTJ to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Montrose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MTJ. 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 $45 (8%) 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 $528. Return trip prices are from the ORD to MTJ 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 MTJ to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 55 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 MTJ to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 23.79% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See MTJ to MLI flights

Destination alternative #2: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 23.70% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See MTJ to GRR flights

Destination alternative #3: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 21.93% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See MTJ to AZO flights

Destination alternative #4: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 13.75% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See MTJ to MKE flights

Destination alternative #5: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 8.27% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See MTJ to MSN flights

Destination alternative #6: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 5.95% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See MTJ to PIA flights


Flight Hacking MTJ to ORD

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 MTJ to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Tulsa, OK (MTJ > TUL > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $525
  • Average savings: $13 (2.42%)

See MTJ to TUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MTJ to ORD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Montrose Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1078 miles or 1735 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MTJ to ORD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MTJ to ORD flight is about 2 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Montrose/Delta, CO and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 72 available flights from MTJ to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MTJ
Origination airport name Montrose Regional Airport
City Montrose/Delta, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.5
Longitude -107.9

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MTJ to ORD tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 0% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 50% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for MTJ about 5 minutes early. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 3 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 5 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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