The cheapest times to fly from ORD to LNK are

  • August 13th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th and December 17th)

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 LNK is mid February. Prices can be as high as $660 for Sunday flights during early June, or as low as $295 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Lincoln

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Lincoln, NE (LNK) will usually cost between $295 to $446 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $304. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early June, with an average price of $410. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $106 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $346 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to LNK flight.

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

ORD to LNK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to LNK 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 $0.46, 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 $70 (18%) 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 $321. Return trip prices are from the LNK 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 LNK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 49 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 LNK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) in Omaha, NE

  • 55 miles (89 km) away from LNK
  • Usually 25.90% less expensive than LNK
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to OMA flights

Destination alternative #2: Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) in Manhattan/Ft. Riley, KS

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from LNK
  • Usually 13.46% less expensive than LNK
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MHK flights

Destination alternative #3: Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field Airport (SUX) in Sioux City, IA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LNK
  • Usually 2.46% less expensive than LNK
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to SUX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 465 miles or 748 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to LNK flight is about 1 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Lincoln, NE?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from ORD to LNK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLNK
Destination airport nameLincoln Airport
CityLincoln, NE
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to LNK tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LNK heading for ORD about 26 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lincoln, NE is about 29 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 18 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 37 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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