The cheapest times to fly from ORD to AVP are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 AVP is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $707 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $225 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Wilkes-Barre

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP) will usually cost between $225 to $379 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $247. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $419. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $171 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $309 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to AVP flight.

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

ORD to AVP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to AVP 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 $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to AVP, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Fridays 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 $46 (14%) 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 $285. Return trip prices are from the AVP 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 AVP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 7 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 AVP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from AVP
  • Usually 42.56% less expensive than AVP
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from AVP
  • Usually 35.44% less expensive than AVP
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to JFK flights

Destination alternative #3: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from AVP
  • Usually 25.89% less expensive than AVP
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to EWR flights

Destination alternative #4: Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) in Trenton, NJ

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from AVP
  • Usually 23.30% less expensive than AVP
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to TTN flights

Destination alternative #5: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from AVP
  • Usually 15.70% less expensive than AVP
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to PHL flights

Destination alternative #6: Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT) in Williamsport, PA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from AVP
  • Usually 10.36% less expensive than AVP
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to IPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 630 miles or 1014 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to AVP flight is about 2 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from ORD to AVP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeAVP
Destination airport nameWilkes Barre Scranton International Airport
CityScranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to AVP tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave AVP heading for ORD about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA is about 22 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 21 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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