The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MHK are

  • August 13th to January 14th (except the week of November 26th)

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 MHK is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $573 for Friday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $229 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Manhattan

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Manhattan/Ft. Riley, KS (MHK) will usually cost between $240 to $348 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $267. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $413. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $147 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $299 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MHK flight.

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

ORD to MHK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MHK 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 $0.37, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $44 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $275. Return trip prices are from the MHK 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 MHK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 53 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 MHK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Salina Regional Airport (SLN) in Salina, KS

  • 58 miles (93 km) away from MHK
  • Usually 29.43% less expensive than MHK
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to SLN flights

Destination alternative #2: Kansas City International Airport (MCI) in Kansas City, MO

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from MHK
  • Usually 18.31% less expensive than MHK
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MCI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Iberia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 500 miles or 805 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MHK flight is about 1 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Manhattan/Ft. Riley, KS?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from ORD to MHK.


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 MHK
Destination airport name Manhattan Regional Airport
City Manhattan/Ft. Riley, KS
Country the United States
Latitude 39.1
Longitude -96.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to MHK tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MHK heading for ORD about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Manhattan/Ft. Riley, KS is about 15 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 14 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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