The cheapest times to fly from ORD to EAU are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • July 16th to November 18th

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 EAU is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $486 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $196 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Eau Claire

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Eau Claire, WI (EAU) will usually cost between $196 to $388 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $196. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $397. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $201 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $299 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to EAU flight.

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

ORD to EAU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to EAU 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 $0.69, 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 $17 (6%) 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 $289. Return trip prices are from the EAU 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 EAU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 28 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 EAU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from EAU
  • Usually 34.67% less expensive than EAU
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MSP flights

Destination alternative #2: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from EAU
  • Usually 29.65% less expensive than EAU
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LSE flights

Destination alternative #3: Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, MN

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from EAU
  • Usually 27.47% less expensive than EAU
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to RST flights

Destination alternative #4: Duluth International Airport (DLH) in Duluth, MN

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from EAU
  • Usually 8.88% less expensive than EAU
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to DLH flights

Destination alternative #5: Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) in Mosinee, WI

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from EAU
  • Usually 7.37% less expensive than EAU
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CWA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chippewa Valley Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 268 miles or 431 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to EAU flight is about 1 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Eau Claire, WI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from ORD to EAU.


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 EAU
Destination airport name Chippewa Valley Regional Airport
City Eau Claire, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -91.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to EAU tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 40% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave EAU heading for ORD about 12 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Eau Claire, WI is about 10 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 12 minutes late


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