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The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ALB are

  • August 13th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)

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 ALB is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $566 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $332 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.

 

When to Fly to Albany

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Albany, NY (ALB) will usually cost between $349 to $507 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 $367. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $511. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $144 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $425 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ALB flight.

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

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ORD to ALB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to ALB 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 $0.37, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ALB, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. 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 $50 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $395. Return trip prices are from the ALB to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ORD to ALB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 17 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 ALB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in Worcester, MA

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 47.41% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to ORH flights

Destination alternative #2: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 58.24% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LGA flights

Destination alternative #3: Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 61.12% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BOS flights

Destination alternative #4: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 53.06% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to JFK flights

Destination alternative #5: Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) in New Haven, CT

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 35.18% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to HVN flights

Destination alternative #6: Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 33.41% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to SWF flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 721 miles or 1160 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ALB flight is about 2 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Albany, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from ORD to ALB.

 

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 ALB
Destination airport name Albany International Airport
City Albany, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.7
Longitude -73.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to ALB tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ALB heading for ORD about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Albany, NY is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 17 minutes late
  • United: 17 minutes late
  • Envoy: 4 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 56 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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