The cheapest times to fly from RST to ORD are
- April 9th to April 29th
- August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
- December 24th to February 25th (except the weeks of January 1st and February 5th)
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 RST to ORD is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $465 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Rochester, MN (RST) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $199 to $275 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $202. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $284. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $82 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $217 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RST to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RST to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the RST to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Rochester. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.5, which is 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 $23 (10%) 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 $212. Return trip prices are from the ORD to RST 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 RST 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 28 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 RST to ORD while comparing.
- 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
- Usually 3.00% less expensive than ORD
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from RST to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Rochester International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 268 miles or 431 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from RST to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop RST to ORD flight is about 1 hour 28 minutes.
How many flights go between Rochester, MN and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from RST to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Rochester International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from RST to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 44% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for RST about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 10 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 10 minutes late
- Envoy: 19 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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