The cheapest times to fly from ROA to ORD are
- April 16th to May 6th
- May 28th to June 17th
- early to mid July
- August 13th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 1st, October 8th, and October 15th)
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 ROA to ORD is early November. Prices can be as high as $699 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $335 for Tuesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Roanoke, VA (ROA) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $335 to $410 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $335. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $418. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $83 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $336 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ROA to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ROA to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ROA to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Roanoke. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.39, which is a bit above 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 $31 (8%) 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 $335. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ROA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ROA to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 56 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 ROA to ORD while comparing.
- 137 miles (220 km) away from ORD
- Usually 11.31% less expensive than ORD
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ROA to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Woodrum Field Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 530 miles or 853 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ROA to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ROA to ORD flight is about 1 hour 56 minutes.
How many flights go between Roanoke, VA and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from ROA to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Woodrum Field Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ROA to ORD tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 13% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for ROA about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Republic: 3 minutes early
- ExpressJet: 12 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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