The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ABY are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 ORD to ABY is early December. Prices can be as high as $999 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $274 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Albany

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Albany, GA (ABY) will usually cost between $287 to $553 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $324. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $646. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $322 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $359 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ABY flight.

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

ORD to ABY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to ABY 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 $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $131 (29%) 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 $318. Return trip prices are from the ABY to ORD 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 ORD to ABY 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 20 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 ORD to ABY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, GA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ABY
  • Usually 37.05% less expensive than ABY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to ATL flights

Destination alternative #2: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City, FL

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from ABY
  • Usually 19.22% less expensive than ABY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to ECP flights

Destination alternative #3: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Montgomery, AL

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from ABY
  • Usually 8.36% less expensive than ABY
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to MGM flights

Destination alternative #4: Columbus Airport (CSG) in Columbus, GA

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from ABY
  • Usually 4.46% less expensive than ABY
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to CSG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 750 miles or 1207 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ABY flight is about 2 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Albany, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from ORD to ABY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code ABY
Destination airport name Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
City Albany, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 31.5
Longitude -84.2


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