The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CVG 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 CVG is early December. Prices can be as high as $291 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $137 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Cincinnati
Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Cincinnati, OH (CVG) will usually cost between $138 to $225 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $144. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $220. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $77 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $163 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CVG flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ORD to CVG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ORD to CVG 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 $0.38, which is a bit 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $23 (12%) 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 $163. Return trip prices are from the CVG 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 CVG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 27 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ORD to CVG? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 264 miles or 425 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ORD to CVG?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CVG flight is about 1 hour 27 minutes.
How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Cincinnati, OH?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 35 available flights from ORD to CVG.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ORD to CVG tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CVG heading for ORD about 25 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Cincinnati, OH is about 24 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- United: 11 minutes late
- Envoy: 17 minutes late
- Republic: 29 minutes late
- Endeavor: 48 minutes late
- ExpressJet: 13 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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