The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MSN are

  • January 1st to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 11th (except the weeks of August 20th, October 1st, and October 8th)

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 MSN is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $531 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $219 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Madison

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Madison, WI (MSN) will usually cost between $219 to $297 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $219. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $298. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $79 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $229 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MSN flight.

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

ORD to MSN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MSN 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 $1.32, which is 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 $14 (6%) 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 $227. Return trip prices are from the MSN 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 MSN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 11 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 MSN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from MSN
  • Usually 8.30% less expensive than MSN
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LSE flights

Destination alternative #2: Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) in Green Bay, WI

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from MSN
  • Usually 2.18% less expensive than MSN
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to GRB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 108 miles or 174 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MSN flight is about 1 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Madison, WI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from ORD to MSN.


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 MSN
Destination airport name Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport
City Madison, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 43.1
Longitude -89.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to MSN tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSN heading for ORD about 22 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Madison, WI is about 21 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 24 minutes late
  • United: 28 minutes late
  • Envoy: 14 minutes late
  • Republic: 5 minutes early
  • ExpressJet: 27 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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