The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CHO are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • April 2nd to May 6th
  • August 13th to September 30th
  • November 5th 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 CHO is early September. Prices can be as high as $346 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $199 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Charlottesville

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Charlottesville, VA (CHO) will usually cost between $199 to $296 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 $203. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $269. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $66 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $211 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CHO flight.

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

ORD to CHO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to CHO 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 $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CHO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. 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 $44 (17%) 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 $208. Return trip prices are from the CHO 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 CHO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 60 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 CHO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) in Clarksburg/Fairmont, WV

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from CHO
  • Usually 1.07% less expensive than CHO
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CKB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Charlottesville Albemarle Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 565 miles or 909 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CHO flight is about 1 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Charlottesville, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from ORD to CHO.


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 CHO
Destination airport name Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
City Charlottesville, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.1
Longitude -78.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to CHO tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CHO heading for ORD about 41 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Charlottesville, VA is about 44 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 41 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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