The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SBY are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • August 13th to September 30th
  • October 15th 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 SBY is early September. Prices can be as high as $590 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $251 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Ocean City

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Salisbury, MD (SBY) will usually cost between $297 to $415 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $291. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $402. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $111 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $318 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SBY flight.

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

ORD to SBY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SBY 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 $0.28, which is below 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 $47 (13%) 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 $311. Return trip prices are from the SBY 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 SBY 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 14 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 SBY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from SBY
  • Usually 25.79% less expensive than SBY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) in Newport News/Williamsburg, VA

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from SBY
  • Usually 23.11% less expensive than SBY
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to PHF flights

Destination alternative #3: Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) in Trenton, NJ

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from SBY
  • Usually 25.47% less expensive than SBY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to TTN flights

Destination alternative #4: Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Norfolk, VA

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from SBY
  • Usually 22.48% less expensive than SBY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to ORF flights

Destination alternative #5: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from SBY
  • Usually 18.08% less expensive than SBY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to PHL flights

Destination alternative #6: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from SBY
  • Usually 13.21% less expensive than SBY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to DCA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Salisbury-Ocean City/Wicomico Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 700 miles or 1127 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SBY flight is about 2 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Salisbury, MD?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from ORD to SBY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSBY
Destination airport nameSalisbury-Ocean City/Wicomico Regional Airport
CitySalisbury, MD
Countrythe United States


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