The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SPI are

  • January 15th to February 4th
  • February 26th to July 15th (except the weeks of May 7th and May 14th)
  • August 13th to October 28th (except the weeks of August 20th, August 27th, September 17th, and September 24th)

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 SPI is late December. Prices can be as high as $348 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $161 for Tuesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Springfield

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Springfield, IL (SPI) will usually cost between $171 to $194 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $165. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $228. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $63 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $183 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SPI flight.

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

ORD to SPI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SPI 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 $0.65, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SPI, and Wednesday 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 $8 (4%) 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 $171. Return trip prices are from the SPI 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 SPI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 18 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 SPI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Decatur Airport (DEC) in Decatur, IL

  • 43 miles (69 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 32.60% less expensive than SPI
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to DEC flights

Destination alternative #2: Quincy Regional-Baldwin Field Airport (UIN) in Quincy, IL

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 22.19% less expensive than SPI
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to UIN flights

Destination alternative #3: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 8.77% less expensive than SPI
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to STL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 174 miles or 280 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SPI flight is about 1 hour 18 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from ORD to SPI.


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 SPI
Destination airport name Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
City Springfield, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 39.8
Longitude -89.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to SPI tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SPI heading for ORD about 24 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Springfield, IL is about 23 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 24 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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