The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SHD are

  • January 8th to July 15th (except the week of April 16th)

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 SHD is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $509 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $212 for Wednesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Staunton

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Staunton, VA (SHD) will usually cost between $212 to $349 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $212. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $287. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $75 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $218 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SHD flight.

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

ORD to SHD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SHD 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 $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SHD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays 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 $84 (28%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $213. Return trip prices are from the SHD 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 SHD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 57 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 SHD while comparing.

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

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from SHD
  • Usually 4.14% less expensive than SHD
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CKB flights

Destination alternative #2: Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) in Charlottesville, VA

  • 26 miles (42 km) away from SHD
  • Usually 3.10% less expensive than SHD
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CHO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 540 miles or 869 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SHD flight is about 1 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Staunton, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from ORD to SHD.


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 SHD
Destination airport name Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
City Staunton, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.3
Longitude -78.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to SHD tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SHD heading for ORD about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Staunton, VA 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
  • Some airlines not reporting


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