The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CLE are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 CLE is early November. Prices can be as high as $638 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $195 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Cleveland

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Cleveland, OH (CLE) will usually cost between $203 to $317 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $223. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $333. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $110 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $248 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CLE flight.

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

ORD to CLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to CLE 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 $0.49, which is above 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 to Cleveland, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $31 (11%) 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 $242. Return trip prices are from the CLE 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 CLE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 33 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 CLE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 22.02% less expensive than CLE
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to DTW flights

Destination alternative #2: Toledo Express Airport (TOL) in Toledo, OH

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 13.13% less expensive than CLE
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to TOL flights

Destination alternative #3: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 11.92% less expensive than CLE
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CMH flights

Destination alternative #4: Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 9.49% less expensive than CLE
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to FNT flights

Destination alternative #5: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 6.26% less expensive than CLE
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to PIT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 315 miles or 507 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CLE flight is about 1 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Cleveland, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from ORD to CLE.


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 CLE
Destination airport name Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
City Cleveland, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 41.4
Longitude -81.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to CLE tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CLE heading for ORD about 26 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Cleveland, OH is about 25 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 20 minutes late
  • United: 28 minutes late
  • Envoy: 9 minutes late
  • Republic: 3 minutes early
  • ExpressJet: 52 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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