The cheapest times to fly from SDF to ORD are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of August 27th, November 19th, and November 26th)
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 SDF to ORD is late September. Prices can be as high as $531 for Thursday flights during late March, or as low as $167 for Tuesday flights around late September.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Louisville, KY (SDF) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $175 to $295 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $186. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $303. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $117 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $212 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SDF to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SDF to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SDF to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Louisville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.46, 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. 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 $35 (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 $202. Return trip prices are from the ORD to SDF 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 SDF 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 30 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SDF to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 287 miles or 462 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SDF to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SDF to ORD flight is about 1 hour 30 minutes.
How many flights go between Louisville, KY and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from SDF to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Louisville International-Standiford 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 SDF to ORD tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for SDF about 33 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 31 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 29 minutes late
- Envoy: 40 minutes late
- Republic: 18 minutes late
- ExpressJet: 31 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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