The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CWA are

  • February 19th to April 8th (except the week of February 26th)
  • May 14th to July 22nd (except the week of June 25th)
  • October 8th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to January 14th (except the week of 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 CWA is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $596 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $249 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Wausau

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Mosinee, WI (CWA) will usually cost between $249 to $296 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $249. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $356. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $107 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $277 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CWA flight.

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

ORD to CWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to CWA 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 $0.81, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $13 (5%) 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 $267. Return trip prices are from the CWA 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 CWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 22 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 CWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from CWA
  • Usually 24.05% less expensive than CWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LSE flights

Destination alternative #2: Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) in Green Bay, WI

  • 78 miles (126 km) away from CWA
  • Usually 18.99% less expensive than CWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to GRB flights

Destination alternative #3: Appleton International Airport (ATW) in Appleton, WI

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from CWA
  • Usually 17.18% less expensive than CWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to ATW flights

Destination alternative #4: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from CWA
  • Usually 17.18% less expensive than CWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MSN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cape Air, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 213 miles or 343 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CWA flight is about 1 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Mosinee, WI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from ORD to CWA.


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 CWA
Destination airport name Central Wisconsin Airport
City Mosinee, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 44.8
Longitude -89.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to CWA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CWA heading for ORD about 5 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Mosinee, WI is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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