The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MSP are

  • July 30th to February 11th

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 MSP is early November. Prices can be as high as $523 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $117 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $118 to $328 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $127. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $317. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $190 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $195 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MSP flight.

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

ORD to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MSP 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 $0.36, which is a bit 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 $77 (32%) 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 $168. Return trip prices are from the MSP 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 MSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 35 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Choice One, Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Iberia, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 334 miles or 538 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MSP flight is about 1 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from ORD to MSP.


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 MSP
Destination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to MSP tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% 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 MSP heading for ORD about 23 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 22 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 27 minutes late
  • American: 15 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 18 minutes late
  • United: 22 minutes late
  • Envoy: 10 minutes late
  • Republic: 23 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 104 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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