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The cheapest times to fly from ORD to RST are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

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 RST is late September. Prices can be as high as $465 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around late September.

 

When to Fly to Rochester

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Rochester, MN (RST) will usually cost between $199 to $266 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 $202. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $288. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $87 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $217 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to RST flight.

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

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ORD to RST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to RST 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 $0.5, 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 $23 (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 $212. Return trip prices are from the RST to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ORD to RST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 28 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 RST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from RST
  • Usually 9.93% less expensive than RST
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MSP flights

Destination alternative #2: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from RST
  • Usually 3.00% less expensive than RST
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LSE flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ORD to RST? 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 Rochester International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 268 miles or 431 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to RST flight is about 1 hour 28 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 36 available flights from ORD to RST.

 

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 codeRST
Destination airport nameRochester International Airport
CityRochester, MN
Countrythe United States
Latitude43.9
Longitude-92.5

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to RST tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 17% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RST heading for ORD about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Rochester, MN is about 20 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 30 minutes late
  • Envoy: 8 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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