The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SGF are

  • August 6th to September 30th
  • November 5th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the week of 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 SGF is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $587 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $213 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Springfield

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Springfield, MO (SGF) will usually cost between $213 to $309 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 $213. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $345. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $132 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $223 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SGF flight.

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

ORD to SGF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SGF 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 $0.32, 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. Fridays 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 $44 (16%) 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 $226. Return trip prices are from the SGF 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 SGF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 46 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 SGF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Branson Airport (BKG) in Branson, MO

  • 50 miles (80 km) away from SGF
  • Usually 25.11% less expensive than SGF
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BKG flights

Destination alternative #2: Columbia Regional Airport (COU) in Columbia, MO

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from SGF
  • Usually 3.81% less expensive than SGF
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to COU flights

Destination alternative #3: Joplin Regional Airport (JLN) in Joplin, MO

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from SGF
  • Usually 2.47% less expensive than SGF
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to JLN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ORD to SGF? 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 Springfield-Branson National Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 438 miles or 705 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SGF flight is about 1 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Springfield, MO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from ORD to SGF.


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 SGF
Destination airport name Springfield-Branson National Airport
City Springfield, MO
Country the United States
Latitude 37.2
Longitude -93.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to SGF tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SGF heading for ORD about 23 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Springfield, MO is about 25 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 15 minutes late
  • Envoy: 25 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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