The cheapest times to fly from ORD to IXM are

  • January 8th to January 28th
  • March 5th to April 29th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • August 6th to November 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 IXM is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $4885 for Wednesday flights during early May, or as low as $876 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Madurai

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Madurai (IXM) will usually cost between $952 to $2872 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 $939. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $3374. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2436 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1337 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to IXM flight.

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

ORD to IXM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to IXM flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. Wednesdays 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 $947 (21%) 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 $1417. Return trip prices are from the IXM 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 IXM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 44 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 IXM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cochin International Airport (COK) in Kochi

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from IXM
  • Usually 29.74% less expensive than IXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to COK flights

Destination alternative #2: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (TRV) in Trivandrum

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from IXM
  • Usually 26.11% less expensive than IXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to TRV flights

Destination alternative #3: Coimbatore International Airport (CJB) in Coimbatore

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from IXM
  • Usually 19.87% less expensive than IXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to CJB flights


Flight Hacking ORD to IXM

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 IXM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangalore (ORD > BLR > IXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $961
  • Average savings: $376 (28.13%)

See ORD to BLR flights

Hack #2: Chennai (ORD > MAA > IXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $978
  • Average savings: $359 (26.82%)

See ORD to MAA flights

Hack #3: Delhi (ORD > DEL > IXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1075
  • Average savings: $262 (19.57%)

See ORD to DEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air India, American, ANA, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, JetBlue, Lufthansa, SriLankan, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8747 miles or 14077 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to IXM flight is about 16 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Madurai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from ORD to IXM.


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 IXM
Destination airport name Madurai Airport
City Madurai
Country India
Latitude 9.8
Longitude 78.1


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