The cheapest times to fly from ORD to JFK are
- April 9th to May 6th (except the week of April 16th)
- August 13th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 27th and October 1st)
- December 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of December 10th and December 24th)
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 ORD to JFK is late September. Prices can be as high as $392 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $147 for Tuesday flights around late September.
When to Fly to New York
Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $148 to $296 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 $160. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $266. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $107 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $200 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to JFK flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ORD to JFK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ORD to JFK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, 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 $67 (27%) 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 $177. Return trip prices are from the JFK to ORD 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 ORD to JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 19 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 ORD to JFK while comparing.
- 11 miles (18 km) away from JFK
- Usually 11.03% less expensive than JFK
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ORD to JFK? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 738 miles or 1188 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ORD to JFK?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to JFK flight is about 2 hour 19 minutes.
How many flights go between Chicago, IL and New York, NY?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from ORD to JFK.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||John F. Kennedy International Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ORD to JFK tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave JFK heading for ORD about 40 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 40 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 42 minutes late
- SkyWest: 6 minutes late
- JetBlue: 54 minutes late
- Endeavor: 42 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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