The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SUX are

  • May 21st to June 17th
  • July 2nd to August 19th (except the week of July 23rd)
  • September 17th to April 1st

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 SUX is late December. Prices can be as high as $726 for Friday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $294 for Thursday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Sioux City

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Sioux City, IA (SUX) will usually cost between $294 to $357 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 $306. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $420. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $114 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $337 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SUX flight.

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

ORD to SUX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SUX 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 $0.48, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday 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 $27 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $320. Return trip prices are from the SUX 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 SUX 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 SUX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) in Omaha, NE

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from SUX
  • Usually 24.04% less expensive than SUX
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to OMA flights

Destination alternative #2: Joe Foss Field Airport (FSD) in Sioux Falls, SD

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from SUX
  • Usually 3.86% less expensive than SUX
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to FSD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 435 miles or 700 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Sioux City, IA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 33 available flights from ORD to SUX.


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 SUX
Destination airport name Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field Airport
City Sioux City, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 42.4
Longitude -96.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to SUX tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 45% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SUX heading for ORD about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Sioux City, IA is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 21 minutes late


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