The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SPU are

  • January 15th to April 1st (except the weeks of March 5th and March 19th)
  • August 20th to December 9th

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 SPU is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1507 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $754 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Split

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Split (SPU) will usually cost between $838 to $1148 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $836. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1230. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $394 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $956 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SPU flight.

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

ORD to SPU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SPU flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $128 (12%) 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 $913. Return trip prices are from the SPU 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 SPU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 47 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 SPU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) in Dubrovnik

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from SPU
  • Usually 19.20% less expensive than SPU
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to DBV flights

Destination alternative #2: Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) in Sarajevo

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from SPU
  • Usually 18.37% less expensive than SPU
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to SJJ flights


Flight Hacking ORD to SPU

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ORD to SPU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Barcelona (ORD > BCN > SPU)

  • Price for both tickets: $661
  • Average savings: $295 (30.87%)

See ORD to BCN flights

Hack #2: Copenhagen (ORD > CPH > SPU)

  • Price for both tickets: $735
  • Average savings: $221 (23.08%)

See ORD to CPH flights

Hack #3: London (ORD > LHR > SPU)

  • Price for both tickets: $738
  • Average savings: $218 (22.82%)

See ORD to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Air Serbia, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Croatia, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, Frontier, Hainan, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Split Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4893 miles or 7875 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SPU flight is about 9 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Split?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from ORD to SPU.


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 SPU
Destination airport name Split Airport
City Split
Country Croatia
Latitude 43.5
Longitude 16.3


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