The cheapest times to fly from LYR to ORD are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • October 8th to March 4th (except the weeks of October 22nd, December 17th, 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 LYR to ORD is early December. Prices can be as high as $3633 for Sunday flights during late April, or as low as $524 for Friday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Longyearbyen (LYR) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $603 to $2166 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 $664. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late April, with an average price of $2169. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1506 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $972 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LYR to ORD flight.

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

LYR to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LYR to ORD flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Longyearbyen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LYR. 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 $463 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $931. Return trip prices are from the ORD to LYR 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 LYR to ORD can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Oslo (LYR > OSL > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $739
  • Average savings: $233 (23.97%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Norwegian, SAS, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3571 miles or 5747 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LYR to ORD flight is about 7 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Longyearbyen and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from LYR to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LYR
Origination airport name Svalbard Airport
City Longyearbyen
Country Norway
Latitude 78.2
Longitude 15.5

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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