The cheapest times to fly from ORD to DRW are

  • January 29th to May 6th
  • July 23rd to October 7th

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 DRW is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $4637 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1286 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Darwin

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Darwin (DRW) will usually cost between $1390 to $2610 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1376. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3076. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1700 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1684 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to DRW flight.

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

ORD to DRW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to DRW flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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. Fridays 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 $301 (16%) 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 $1642. Return trip prices are from the DRW 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 DRW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to DRW

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 DRW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (ORD > SIN > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1129
  • Average savings: $555 (32.96%)

See ORD to SIN flights

Hack #2: Denpasar (ORD > DPS > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1184
  • Average savings: $501 (29.72%)

See ORD to DPS flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (ORD > BNE > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1497
  • Average savings: $188 (11.13%)

See ORD to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Lufthansa, Qantas, SAS, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9341 miles or 15033 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to DRW flight is about 17 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Darwin?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from ORD to DRW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeDRW
Destination airport nameDarwin International Airport


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