The cheapest times to fly from ORD to PAH are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • August 6th to December 9th

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 PAH is early September. Prices can be as high as $415 for Saturday flights during mid June, or as low as $200 for Monday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Paducah

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Paducah, KY (PAH) will usually cost between $210 to $364 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $211. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $350. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $138 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $246 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to PAH flight.

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

ORD to PAH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to PAH 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 $0.45, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PAH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. 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 $66 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $236. Return trip prices are from the PAH to ORD 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 ORD to PAH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 36 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 PAH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from PAH
  • Usually 32.39% less expensive than PAH
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to STL flights

Destination alternative #2: Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (CGI) in Cape Girardeau, MO

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from PAH
  • Usually 31.78% less expensive than PAH
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CGI flights

Destination alternative #3: Owensboro Daviess County Regional Airport (OWB) in Owensboro, KY

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from PAH
  • Usually 25.08% less expensive than PAH
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to OWB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Barkley Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 343 miles or 552 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to PAH flight is about 1 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Paducah, KY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from ORD to PAH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code PAH
Destination airport name Barkley Regional Airport
City Paducah, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 37.1
Longitude -88.8


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to PAH tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 34% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PAH heading for ORD about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Paducah, KY is about 18 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 20 minutes late


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