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The cheapest times to fly from ORD to PIT are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 PIT is late September. Prices can be as high as $547 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around late September.

 

When to Fly to Pittsburgh

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) will usually cost between $204 to $287 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $216. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $320. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $104 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $232 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to PIT flight.

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

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ORD to PIT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to PIT 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 $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.

 

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 to Pittsburgh, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $25 (10%) 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 $230. Return trip prices are from the PIT to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ORD to PIT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 43 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 PIT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) in Clarksburg/Fairmont, WV

  • 82 miles (132 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 10.13% less expensive than PIT
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CKB flights

Destination alternative #2: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 6.03% less expensive than PIT
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CMH flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 412 miles or 663 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to PIT flight is about 1 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Pittsburgh, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from ORD to PIT.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude42
Longitude-87.9

Return Airport

Destination codePIT
Destination airport namePittsburgh International Airport
CityPittsburgh, PA
Countrythe United States
Latitude40.5
Longitude-80.2

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to PIT tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PIT heading for ORD about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Pittsburgh, PA is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 13 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 8 minutes late
  • United: 14 minutes late
  • Envoy: 14 minutes late
  • Republic: 18 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 119 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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