The cheapest times to fly from ORD to DAY are

  • August 13th to February 25th (except the weeks of 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 DAY is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $723 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $142 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Dayton

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Dayton, OH (DAY) will usually cost between $166 to $281 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 $173. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $321. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $148 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $225 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to DAY flight.

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

ORD to DAY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to DAY 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 $0.58, which is 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 $43 (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 $193. Return trip prices are from the DAY 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 DAY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 25 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 DAY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 27.56% less expensive than DAY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CVG flights

Destination alternative #2: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 12.67% less expensive than DAY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to FWA flights

Destination alternative #3: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 11.56% less expensive than DAY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to IND flights

Destination alternative #4: Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport (SDF) in Louisville, KY

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 6.00% less expensive than DAY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to SDF flights

Destination alternative #5: Toledo Express Airport (TOL) in Toledo, OH

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 4.44% less expensive than DAY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to TOL flights

Destination alternative #6: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 71 miles (114 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 3.11% less expensive than DAY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CMH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from James M Cox/Dayton International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 240 miles or 386 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to DAY flight is about 1 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Dayton, OH?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeDAY
Destination airport nameJames M Cox/Dayton International Airport
CityDayton, OH
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to DAY tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DAY heading for ORD about 17 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dayton, OH is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 22 minutes late
  • Envoy: 12 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 18 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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