The cheapest times to fly from ORD to LPQ are

  • March 12th to July 8th (except the week of April 30th)
  • August 27th to October 21st (except the week of October 1st)

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 LPQ is late March. Prices can be as high as $12400 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $1108 for Sunday flights around late March.


When to Fly to Luang Prabang

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Luang Phabang (LPQ) will usually cost between $1230 to $8251 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late March with an average ticket price of $1533. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $7167. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5634 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2316 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to LPQ flight.

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

ORD to LPQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to LPQ flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Luang Prabang, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1684 (32%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2325. Return trip prices are from the LPQ 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 LPQ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 35 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 LPQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Wattay International Airport (VTE) in Vientiane

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from LPQ
  • Usually 45.21% less expensive than LPQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to VTE flights


Flight Hacking ORD to LPQ

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 LPQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (ORD > BKK > LPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $944
  • Average savings: $1373 (59.26%)

See ORD to BKK flights

Hack #2: Hanoi (ORD > HAN > LPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1073
  • Average savings: $1244 (53.69%)

See ORD to HAN flights

Hack #3: Chiang Mai (ORD > CNX > LPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1082
  • Average savings: $1235 (53.3%)

See ORD to CNX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, ANA, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Lao Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8111 miles or 13053 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to LPQ flight is about 15 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Luang Phabang?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from ORD to LPQ.


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 LPQ
Destination airport name Luang Phabang International Airport
City Luang Phabang
Country Laos
Latitude 19.9
Longitude 102.2


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