The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ABQ are
- January 1st to February 25th
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, 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 ORD to ABQ is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $852 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $277 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Albuquerque
Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) will usually cost between $281 to $526 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $320. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $549. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $229 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $397 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ABQ flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ORD to ABQ route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ORD to ABQ 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 $0.22, 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 $53 (12%) 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 $378. Return trip prices are from the ABQ 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 ABQ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 59 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Hacking ORD to ABQ
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 ORD to ABQ — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $391
- Average savings: $7 (1.64%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ORD to ABQ? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Albuquerque International Sunport Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1116 miles or 1796 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ORD to ABQ?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ABQ flight is about 2 hour 59 minutes.
How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Albuquerque, NM?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from ORD to ABQ.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Albuquerque International Sunport Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ORD to ABQ tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 40% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ABQ heading for ORD about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Albuquerque, NM is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 25 minutes late
- SkyWest: 3 minutes late
- Republic: 2 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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