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The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SDF 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 SDF is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $493 for Thursday flights during mid March, or as low as $167 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.

 

When to Fly to Louisville

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Louisville, KY (SDF) will usually cost between $174 to $319 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $186. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $301. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $114 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $212 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SDF flight.

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

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ORD to SDF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SDF 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 $0.46, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $35 (15%) 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 $202. Return trip prices are from the SDF 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 SDF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 30 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 SDF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 22.93% less expensive than SDF
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CVG flights

Destination alternative #2: Owensboro Daviess County Regional Airport (OWB) in Owensboro, KY

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 12.77% less expensive than SDF
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to OWB flights

Destination alternative #3: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 5.91% less expensive than SDF
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to IND flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 287 miles or 462 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SDF flight is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from ORD to SDF.

 

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 codeSDF
Destination airport nameLouisville International-Standiford Field Airport
CityLouisville, KY
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.2
Longitude-85.7

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to SDF tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SDF heading for ORD about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Louisville, KY is about 23 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 30 minutes late
  • Envoy: 14 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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