The cheapest times to fly from ORD to LGA are

  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 8th)
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of December 10th and December 24th)

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 LGA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $376 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $111 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to New York, NY (LGA) will usually cost between $147 to $268 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 $157. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $268. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $111 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $178 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to LGA flight.

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

ORD to LGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to LGA 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 $0.15, 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. 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 $72 (30%) 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 $164. Return trip prices are from the LGA 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 LGA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 18 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 731 miles or 1176 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to LGA flight is about 2 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from ORD to LGA.


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 LGA
Destination airport name LaGuardia Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -73.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to LGA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 35% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 17% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LGA heading for ORD about 35 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 34 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 61 minutes late
  • American: 26 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 27 minutes late
  • United: 27 minutes late
  • Republic: 3 minutes late
  • Spirit: 17 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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