The cheapest times to fly from ORD to FNC are

  • January 1st to April 1st (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 FNC is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1736 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $580 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Madeira

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Funchal (FNC) will usually cost between $599 to $1349 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $630. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1434. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $804 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $853 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to FNC flight.

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

ORD to FNC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to FNC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FNC, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Madeira, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $132 (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 $815. Return trip prices are from the FNC 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 FNC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to FNC

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 FNC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lisbon (ORD > LIS > FNC)

  • Price for both tickets: $685
  • Average savings: $169 (19.75%)

See ORD to LIS flights

Hack #2: London (ORD > LGW > FNC)

  • Price for both tickets: $707
  • Average savings: $147 (17.17%)

See ORD to LGW flights

Hack #3: Madrid (ORD > MAD > FNC)

  • Price for both tickets: $765
  • Average savings: $88 (10.32%)

See ORD to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3847 miles or 6191 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to FNC flight is about 7 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Funchal?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from ORD to FNC.


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 FNC
Destination airport name Madeira Airport
City Funchal
Country Portugal
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -16.8


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