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The cheapest times to fly from ORD to LUG are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 24th to December 16th

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 LUG is early March. Prices can be as high as $1533 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $924 for Tuesday flights around early March.

 

When to Fly to Lugano

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Lugano (LUG) will usually cost between $998 to $1433 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $999. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1392. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $392 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1128 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to LUG flight.

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

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ORD to LUG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to LUG 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 $0.16, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LUG, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lugano, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $93 (7%) 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 $1102. Return trip prices are from the LUG to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ORD to LUG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 5 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 LUG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Zurich Airport (ZRH) in Zurich

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 42.48% less expensive than LUG
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to ZRH flights

Destination alternative #2: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 35.34% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to MXP flights

Destination alternative #3: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 36.32% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to GVA flights

Destination alternative #4: Euro Airport (BSL) in Mulhouse

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 30.64% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to BSL flights

Destination alternative #5: Milano Linate Airport (LIN) in Milan

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 25.41% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to LIN flights

Destination alternative #6: Villafranca Airport (VRN) in Verona

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 13.17% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to VRN flights

 

Flight Hacking ORD to LUG

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 LUG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (ORD > JFK > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $774
  • Average savings: $354 (31.4%)

See ORD to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (ORD > LGA > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $792
  • Average savings: $336 (29.76%)

See ORD to LGA flights

Hack #3: Zurich (ORD > ZRH > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $805
  • Average savings: $323 (28.65%)

See ORD to ZRH flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4502 miles or 7245 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to LUG flight is about 9 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Lugano?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from ORD to LUG.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude42
Longitude-87.9

Return Airport

Destination codeLUG
Destination airport nameLugano Airport
CityLugano
CountrySwitzerland
Latitude46
Longitude8.9

 

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