The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MLI are

  • March 26th to May 6th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • August 6th to November 11th
  • December 24th 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 MLI is late September. Prices can be as high as $544 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $254 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Moline

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Moline, IL (MLI) will usually cost between $254 to $325 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $254. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $324. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $70 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $274 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MLI flight.

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

ORD to MLI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MLI 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 $1.22, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $10 (4%) 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 $265. Return trip prices are from the MLI 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 MLI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 14 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 MLI while comparing.

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

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 55.11% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to DEC flights

Destination alternative #2: Quincy Regional-Baldwin Field Airport (UIN) in Quincy, IL

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 48.18% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to UIN flights

Destination alternative #3: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) in Springfield, IL

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 33.39% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to SPI flights

Destination alternative #4: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 20.07% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BMI flights

Destination alternative #5: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 7.39% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CID flights

Destination alternative #6: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 16.42% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MSN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Iberia, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 139 miles or 224 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MLI flight is about 1 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Moline, IL?

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


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 MLI
Destination airport name Quad City International Airport
City Moline, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 41.4
Longitude -90.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to MLI tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MLI heading for ORD about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Moline, IL is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 6 minutes early
  • Envoy: 13 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 2 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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