The cheapest times to fly from KMG to ORD are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • September 3rd to November 25th (except the week of September 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 KMG to ORD is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2107 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $572 for Monday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Kunming (KMG) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $790 to $1616 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $830. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1719. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $889 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1080 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KMG to ORD flight.

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

KMG to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KMG to ORD flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Kunming. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into KMG. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Kunming. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $117 (10%) 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 $1047. Return trip prices are from the ORD to KMG 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 KMG to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 57 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from KMG to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 0.42% less expensive than ORD
  • 2-layover flights available

See KMG to MDW flights


Flight Hacking KMG 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 KMG to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (KMG > LAX > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $825
  • Average savings: $255 (23.62%)

See KMG to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (KMG > JFK > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $966
  • Average savings: $114 (10.51%)

See KMG to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (KMG > SFO > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $967
  • Average savings: $113 (10.42%)

See KMG to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American, Azul, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, COPA, Delta, Gol, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, LATAM, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7758 miles or 12485 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KMG to ORD flight is about 14 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Kunming and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from KMG to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KMG
Origination airport name Wujiaba Airport
City Kunming
Country China
Latitude 25
Longitude 102.7

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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