The cheapest times to fly from ORD to DEN are
- August 6th to March 4th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 24th, and February 12th)
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 DEN is late January. Prices can be as high as $665 for Thursday flights during mid May, or as low as $121 for Tuesday flights around late January.
When to Fly to Denver
Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Denver, CO (DEN) will usually cost between $141 to $370 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $149. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $360. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $211 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $227 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to DEN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ORD to DEN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ORD to DEN 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 $0.16, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Denver, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $48 (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 $208. Return trip prices are from the DEN 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 DEN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 35 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ORD to DEN? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Denver International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 886 miles or 1426 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ORD to DEN?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to DEN flight is about 2 hour 35 minutes.
How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Denver, CO?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from ORD to DEN.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Denver International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ORD to DEN tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DEN heading for ORD about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Denver, CO is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 19 minutes late
- United: 20 minutes late
- Spirit: 26 minutes late
- Frontier: 17 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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