The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CUL are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of November 5th)

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 CUL is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1112 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $445 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Culiacán

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Culiacan (CUL) will usually cost between $507 to $798 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $494. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $969. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $475 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $593 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CUL flight.

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

ORD to CUL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to CUL flight is cheaper than the average and costs 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

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 $124 (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 $557. Return trip prices are from the CUL 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 CUL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 55 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 CUL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MZT) in Mazatlan

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from CUL
  • Usually 19.16% less expensive than CUL
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to MZT flights


Flight Hacking ORD to CUL

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 CUL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (ORD > GDL > CUL)

  • Price for both tickets: $383
  • Average savings: $210 (35.36%)

See ORD to GDL flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (ORD > MEX > CUL)

  • Price for both tickets: $433
  • Average savings: $160 (26.92%)

See ORD to MEX flights

Hack #3: Tijuana (ORD > TIJ > CUL)

  • Price for both tickets: $514
  • Average savings: $79 (13.25%)

See ORD to TIJ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, COPA, Delta, InterJet, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1632 miles or 2626 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CUL flight is about 3 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Culiacan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 72 available flights from ORD to CUL.


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 CUL
Destination airport name Culiacan International Airport
City Culiacan
Country Mexico
Latitude 24.8
Longitude -107.5


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