The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MMH are

  • August 6th to August 19th
  • September 3rd to September 30th
  • October 15th to October 28th
  • December 3rd to April 1st (except the week of 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 MMH is early January. Prices can be as high as $1333 for Sunday flights during late May to early June, or as low as $427 for Tuesday flights around early January.


When to Fly to Mammoth Lakes

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Mammoth Lakes, CA (MMH) will usually cost between $427 to $880 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $431. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May to early June, with an average price of $880. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $449 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $689 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MMH flight.

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

ORD to MMH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MMH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is 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 $116 (16%) 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 $609. Return trip prices are from the MMH 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 MMH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 58 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 MMH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Reno, NV

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from MMH
  • Usually 42.53% less expensive than MMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to RNO flights

Destination alternative #2: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in Fresno, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from MMH
  • Usually 38.17% less expensive than MMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to FAT flights


Flight Hacking ORD to MMH

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 MMH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ORD > LAX > MMH)

  • Price for both tickets: $478
  • Average savings: $211 (30.62%)

See ORD to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (ORD > SFO > MMH)

  • Price for both tickets: $625
  • Average savings: $65 (9.36%)

See ORD to SFO flights

Hack #3: Denver, CO (ORD > DEN > MMH)

  • Price for both tickets: $687
  • Average savings: $3 (0.36%)

See ORD to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1660 miles or 2672 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MMH flight is about 3 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Mammoth Lakes, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 38 available flights from ORD to MMH.


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 MMH
Destination airport name Mammoth Lakes Airport
City Mammoth Lakes, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -118.9


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