The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SRQ are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

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 SRQ is late January. Prices can be as high as $925 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $255 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Sarasota

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (SRQ) will usually cost between $273 to $499 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $282. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $517. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $235 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $388 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SRQ flight.

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

ORD to SRQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SRQ 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 $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $66 (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 $354. Return trip prices are from the SRQ 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 SRQ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 53 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 SRQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Tampa, FL

  • 40 miles (64 km) away from SRQ
  • Usually 39.69% less expensive than SRQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to TPA flights

Destination alternative #2: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from SRQ
  • Usually 36.47% less expensive than SRQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MCO flights

Destination alternative #3: Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Melbourne, FL

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from SRQ
  • Usually 32.22% less expensive than SRQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to MLB flights

Destination alternative #4: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from SRQ
  • Usually 31.06% less expensive than SRQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to RSW flights


Flight Hacking ORD to SRQ

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 SRQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Raleigh/Durham, NC (ORD > RDU > SRQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $346
  • Average savings: $42 (10.82%)

See ORD to RDU flights

Hack #2: Cincinnati, OH (ORD > CVG > SRQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $388
  • Average savings: $1 (0.13%)

See ORD to CVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, JetBlue, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1052 miles or 1693 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SRQ flight is about 2 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Sarasota/Bradenton, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from ORD to SRQ.


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 SRQ
Destination airport name Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
City Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 27.4
Longitude -82.6


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to SRQ tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 10% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 45% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SRQ heading for ORD about 3 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Sarasota/Bradenton, FL is about 7 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Republic: 3 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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