The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CTA are
- January 1st to April 1st (except the week of March 19th)
- September 17th to December 16th
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 CTA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1538 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $673 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.
When to Fly to Catania
Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Catania (CTA) will usually cost between $761 to $1298 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $751. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1339. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $588 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $954 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CTA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ORD to CTA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ORD to CTA flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Catania, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $146 (13%) 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 $900. Return trip prices are from the CTA to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ORD to CTA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 12 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 CTA while comparing.
- 116 miles (187 km) away from CTA
- Usually 14.26% less expensive than CTA
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking ORD to CTA
Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ORD to CTA — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $562
- Average savings: $393 (41.14%)
- Price for both tickets: $663
- Average savings: $292 (30.56%)
- Price for both tickets: $700
- Average savings: $254 (26.62%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ORD to CTA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 5117 miles or 8235 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ORD to CTA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CTA flight is about 10 hour 12 minutes.
How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Catania?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from ORD to CTA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Catania-Fontanarossa Airport|
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