The cheapest times to fly from ORD to KMJ are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the week of March 19th)
  • November 5th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 KMJ is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $2492 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1045 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Kumamoto

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Kumamoto (KMJ) will usually cost between $1045 to $1584 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $1081. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2023. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $942 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1146 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to KMJ flight.

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

ORD to KMJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to KMJ flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $225 (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 $1136. Return trip prices are from the KMJ 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 KMJ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 4 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from ORD to KMJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Fukuoka Airport (FUK) in Fukuoka

  • 57 miles (92 km) away from KMJ
  • Usually 10.82% less expensive than KMJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to FUK flights

Destination alternative #2: Nagasaki Airport (NGS) in Nagasaki

  • 55 miles (89 km) away from KMJ
  • Usually 5.93% less expensive than KMJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to NGS flights

Destination alternative #3: Iwakuni MCAS Airport (IWK) in Iwakuni

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from KMJ
  • Usually 5.15% less expensive than KMJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to IWK flights


Flight Hacking ORD to KMJ

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 KMJ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Osaka (ORD > KIX > KMJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $972
  • Average savings: $175 (15.23%)

See ORD to KIX flights

Hack #2: Tokyo (ORD > NRT > KMJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1013
  • Average savings: $134 (11.65%)

See ORD to NRT flights

Hack #3: Osaka (ORD > ITM > KMJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1136
  • Average savings: $11 (0.92%)

See ORD to ITM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, JAL, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6711 miles or 10800 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to KMJ flight is about 13 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Kumamoto?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from ORD to KMJ.


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 KMJ
Destination airport name Kumamoto Airport
City Kumamoto
Country Japan
Latitude 32.8
Longitude 130.9


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