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The cheapest times to fly from SAT to ORD are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 SAT to ORD is early September. Prices can be as high as $740 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $276 for Tuesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from San Antonio, TX (SAT) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $277 to $423 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $290. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $438. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $148 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $317 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAT to ORD flight.

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

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SAT to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAT to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Antonio. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $30 (9%) 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 $320. Return trip prices are from the ORD to SAT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SAT to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 51 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 SAT to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 22.40% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to MKE flights

Destination alternative #2: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 12.30% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to MSN flights

Destination alternative #3: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 3.79% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to AZO flights

Destination alternative #4: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 1.50% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to GRR flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1042 miles or 1677 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAT to ORD flight is about 2 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between San Antonio, TX and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from SAT to ORD.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSAT
Origination airport nameSan Antonio International Airport
CitySan Antonio, TX
Countrythe United States
Latitude29.5
Longitude-98.5

Return Airport

Destination codeORD
Destination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude42
Longitude-87.9

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SAT to ORD tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 43% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for SAT about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 12 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 23 minutes late
  • United: 4 minutes early
  • Republic: 7 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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