The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ATW are

  • August 13th to September 2nd
  • December 24th to June 24th (except the weeks of March 19th, March 26th, April 30th, and May 7th)

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 ATW is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $531 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $219 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Appleton

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Appleton, WI (ATW) will usually cost between $219 to $308 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $219. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $308. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $89 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $229 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ATW flight.

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

ORD to ATW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to ATW 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 $0.88, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Appleton, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $15 (6%) 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 $228. Return trip prices are from the ATW 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 ATW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 16 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 ORD to ATW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Muskegon County Airport (MKG) in Muskegon, MI

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from ATW
  • Usually 25.76% less expensive than ATW
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MKG flights

Destination alternative #2: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from ATW
  • Usually 8.30% less expensive than ATW
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LSE flights

Destination alternative #3: Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) in Green Bay, WI

  • 25 miles (40 km) away from ATW
  • Usually 2.18% less expensive than ATW
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to GRB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ORD to ATW? 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 Appleton International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 161 miles or 259 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ATW flight is about 1 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Appleton, WI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from ORD to ATW.


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 ATW
Destination airport name Appleton International Airport
City Appleton, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 44.3
Longitude -88.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to ATW tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 5% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ATW heading for ORD about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Appleton, WI is about 19 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 19 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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