The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ACT are

  • January 1st to February 18th (except the week of January 15th)
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • July 16th to September 30th
  • October 29th 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 ORD to ACT is early December. Prices can be as high as $1075 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $328 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Waco

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Waco, TX (ACT) will usually cost between $328 to $561 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 $328. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $664. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $336 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $336 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ACT flight.

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

ORD to ACT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to ACT 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 $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $78 (19%) 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 $331. Return trip prices are from the ACT 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 ACT 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 34 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 ACT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from ACT
  • Usually 29.66% less expensive than ACT
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to DFW flights

Destination alternative #2: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from ACT
  • Usually 29.51% less expensive than ACT
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to AUS flights

Destination alternative #3: Robert Gray AAF Airport (GRK) in Killeen, TX

  • 52 miles (84 km) away from ACT
  • Usually 9.24% less expensive than ACT
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to GRK flights

Destination alternative #4: Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) in Tyler, TX

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from ACT
  • Usually 2.83% less expensive than ACT
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to TYR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 881 miles or 1418 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ACT flight is about 2 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Waco, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from ORD to ACT.


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 ACT
Destination airport name Waco Regional Airport
City Waco, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 31.6
Longitude -97.2


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