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The cheapest times to fly from YOW to ORD are

  • January 1st to March 11th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 27th to March 11th (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, and February 12th)

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 YOW to ORD is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $413 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $253 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Ottawa (YOW) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $255 to $373 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 $254. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $372. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $118 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $314 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YOW to ORD flight.

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

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YOW to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YOW to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ottawa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Ottawa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $27 (7%) 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 $300. Return trip prices are from the ORD to YOW 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 YOW 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 9 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 YOW to ORD while comparing.

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

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 3.99% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See YOW to MKE flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, Qantas, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 653 miles or 1051 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YOW to ORD flight is about 2 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Ottawa and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 41 available flights from YOW to ORD.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code YOW
Origination airport name Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport
City Ottawa
Country Canada
Latitude 45.3
Longitude -75.7

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

 

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