The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MQT are

  • January 1st to April 1st (except the weeks of March 5th and March 19th)
  • May 14th to July 22nd (except the week of June 25th)
  • September 3rd to November 18th

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 MQT is mid October. Prices can be as high as $704 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $323 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Marquette

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Marquette, MI (MQT) will usually cost between $323 to $418 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $324. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $480. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $157 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $341 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MQT flight.

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

ORD to MQT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MQT 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 $0.7, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $16 (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 $343. Return trip prices are from the MQT 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 MQT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 32 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 MQT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) in Green Bay, WI

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 34.31% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to GRB flights

Destination alternative #2: Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX) in Hancock/Houghton, MI

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 7.48% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CMX flights

Destination alternative #3: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 26.98% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to TVC flights

Destination alternative #4: Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport (RHI) in Rhinelander, WI

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 3.52% less expensive than MQT
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to RHI flights

Destination alternative #5: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 1.17% less expensive than MQT
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to CIU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 303 miles or 488 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MQT flight is about 1 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Marquette, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 32 available flights from ORD to MQT.


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 MQT
Destination airport name Sawyer International Airport
City Marquette, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.4
Longitude -87.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to MQT tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 5% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MQT heading for ORD about 44 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Marquette, MI is about 41 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 44 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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