The cheapest times to fly from ORD to IND are

  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)
  • December 3rd to February 25th

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 IND is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $559 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $167 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Indianapolis

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Indianapolis, IN (IND) will usually cost between $170 to $293 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $180. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $288. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $108 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $199 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to IND flight.

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

ORD to IND Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to IND 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 $0.7, 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 $29 (13%) 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 IND 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 IND can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 18 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 IND while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Decatur Airport (DEC) in Decatur, IL

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from IND
  • Usually 38.19% less expensive than IND
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to DEC flights

Destination alternative #2: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from IND
  • Usually 18.09% less expensive than IND
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CVG flights

Destination alternative #3: Owensboro Daviess County Regional Airport (OWB) in Owensboro, KY

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from IND
  • Usually 7.29% less expensive than IND
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to OWB flights

Destination alternative #4: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from IND
  • Usually 1.26% less expensive than IND
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to FWA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 177 miles or 285 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to IND flight is about 1 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from ORD to IND.


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 IND
Destination airport name Indianapolis International Airport
City Indianapolis, IN
Country the United States
Latitude 39.7
Longitude -86.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to IND tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 36% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave IND heading for ORD about 25 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Indianapolis, IN is about 24 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 23 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 15 minutes late
  • Envoy: 15 minutes late
  • Republic: 52 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 35 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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