The cheapest times to fly from ORD to KOA are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to December 16th (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 KOA is late September. Prices can be as high as $1852 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $567 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $583 to $1147 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $602. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1153. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $551 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $728 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to KOA flight.

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

ORD to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to KOA 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 $0.11, 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 $144 (15%) 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 $726. Return trip prices are from the KOA 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 KOA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 33 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 KOA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kahului Airport (OGG) in Kahului, HI

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 1.48% less expensive than KOA
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to OGG flights


Flight Hacking ORD to KOA

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 KOA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ORD > LAX > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $691
  • Average savings: $37 (5.08%)

See ORD to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Diego, CA (ORD > SAN > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $708
  • Average savings: $21 (2.82%)

See ORD to SAN flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (ORD > SJC > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $711
  • Average savings: $17 (2.34%)

See ORD to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4206 miles or 6769 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to KOA flight is about 8 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from ORD to KOA.


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 KOA
Destination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156


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