The cheapest times to fly from SPI to ORD are

  • February 19th to July 15th (except the weeks of February 26th, May 7th, and May 21st)
  • August 6th to October 28th (except the weeks of August 13th, August 20th, September 17th, and September 24th)
  • December 17th to February 4th (except the weeks of January 1st and January 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 SPI to ORD is late December. Prices can be as high as $348 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $161 for Wednesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Springfield, IL (SPI) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $171 to $193 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 $166. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $225. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $59 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $183 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SPI to ORD flight.

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

SPI to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SPI to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Springfield. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.65, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SPI. Saturdays 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 $8 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $171. Return trip prices are from the ORD to SPI 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 SPI 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 18 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 174 miles or 280 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SPI to ORD flight is about 1 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Springfield, IL and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 36 available flights from SPI to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SPI
Origination airport name Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
City Springfield, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 39.8
Longitude -89.7

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SPI to ORD tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 16% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 55% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for SPI about 28 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 22 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 28 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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