The cheapest times to fly from ORD to PIR are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • August 6th to September 30th
  • October 22nd 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 PIR is late January. Prices can be as high as $847 for Thursday flights during early June, or as low as $348 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Pierre

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Pierre, SD (PIR) will usually cost between $415 to $711 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $433. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early June, with an average price of $680. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $247 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $498 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to PIR flight.

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

ORD to PIR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to PIR 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 $0.48, 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. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Pierre, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $154 (25%) 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 $463. Return trip prices are from the PIR 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 PIR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 9 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 PIR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Aberdeen Regional Airport (ABR) in Aberdeen, SD

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from PIR
  • Usually 32.46% less expensive than PIR
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to ABR flights

Destination alternative #2: Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) in Rapid City, SD

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from PIR
  • Usually 24.82% less expensive than PIR
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to RAP flights


Flight Hacking ORD to PIR

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 PIR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Denver, CO (ORD > DEN > PIR)

  • Price for both tickets: $440
  • Average savings: $58 (11.66%)

See ORD to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 645 miles or 1038 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to PIR flight is about 2 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Pierre, SD?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from ORD to PIR.


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 PIR
Destination airport name Pierre Regional Airport
City Pierre, SD
Country the United States
Latitude 44.4
Longitude -100.3


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