The cheapest times to fly from SRQ to ORD are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 26th, December 17th, and January 1st)

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 SRQ to ORD is early December. Prices can be as high as $926 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $231 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (SRQ) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $276 to $510 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $287. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $539. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $251 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $407 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SRQ to ORD flight.

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

SRQ to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SRQ to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Sarasota. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below 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 $66 (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 $368. Return trip prices are from the ORD to SRQ 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 SRQ 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 53 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 SRQ to ORD while comparing.

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

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 34.56% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SRQ to MKE flights

Destination alternative #2: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 27.68% less expensive than ORD
  • Nonstop flights available

See SRQ to GRR flights

Destination alternative #3: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 25.22% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SRQ to PIA flights

Destination alternative #4: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 17.59% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SRQ to MSN flights

Destination alternative #5: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 16.61% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SRQ to AZO flights

Destination alternative #6: South Bend International Airport (SBN) in South Bend, IN

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 14.02% less expensive than ORD
  • Nonstop flights available

See SRQ to SBN flights


Flight Hacking SRQ to ORD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SRQ to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Raleigh/Durham, NC (SRQ > RDU > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $353
  • Average savings: $54 (13.28%)

See SRQ to RDU flights

Hack #2: Cincinnati, OH (SRQ > CVG > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $394
  • Average savings: $13 (3.08%)

See SRQ to CVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, JetBlue, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1052 miles or 1693 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SRQ to ORD flight is about 2 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Sarasota/Bradenton, FL and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from SRQ to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SRQ
Origination airport name Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
City Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 27.4
Longitude -82.6

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 SRQ to ORD tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 6% 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 SRQ about 38 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:

  • Republic: 38 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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