The cheapest times to fly from ORD to FSM are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 15th 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 FSM is early December. Prices can be as high as $756 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $238 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Fort Smith

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Fort Smith, AR (FSM) will usually cost between $262 to $458 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $315. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $537. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $222 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $358 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to FSM flight.

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

ORD to FSM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to FSM 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 $0.39, which is a bit 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 $114 (28%) 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 $281. Return trip prices are from the FSM 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 FSM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 1 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from ORD to FSM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Branson Airport (BKG) in Branson, MO

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 53.35% less expensive than FSM
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BKG flights

Destination alternative #2: Joplin Regional Airport (JLN) in Joplin, MO

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 39.25% less expensive than FSM
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to JLN flights

Destination alternative #3: Tulsa International Airport (TUL) in Tulsa, OK

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 37.99% less expensive than FSM
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to TUL flights

Destination alternative #4: Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) in Springfield, MO

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 37.71% less expensive than FSM
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to SGF flights

Destination alternative #5: Texarkana Regional-Webb Field Airport (TXK) in Texarkana, AR

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 7.82% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to TXK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fort Smith Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 576 miles or 927 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to FSM flight is about 2 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Fort Smith, AR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from ORD to FSM.


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 FSM
Destination airport name Fort Smith Regional Airport
City Fort Smith, AR
Country the United States
Latitude 35.3
Longitude -94.4


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