The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CLT are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 CLT is late January. Prices can be as high as $599 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $175 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Charlotte

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Charlotte, NC (CLT) will usually cost between $202 to $372 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $208. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $384. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $176 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $291 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CLT flight.

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

ORD to CLT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to CLT 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

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 $59 (18%) 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 $260. Return trip prices are from the CLT 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 CLT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 4 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 CLT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 52.92% less expensive than CLT
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to RDU flights

Destination alternative #2: Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport (FAY) in Fayetteville, NC

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 21.48% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to FAY flights

Destination alternative #3: Florence Regional Airport (FLO) in Florence, SC

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 8.93% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to FLO flights

Destination alternative #4: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Asheville, NC

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 8.59% less expensive than CLT
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to AVL flights

Destination alternative #5: Tri Cities Airport (TRI) in Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 2.06% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to TRI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 599 miles or 964 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CLT flight is about 2 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Charlotte, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from ORD to CLT.


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 CLT
Destination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to CLT tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CLT heading for ORD about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Charlotte, NC is about 10 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 17 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 7 minutes late
  • United: 32 minutes late
  • Republic: 29 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 4 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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