The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MRY are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 27th to November 18th

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 MRY is early November. Prices can be as high as $888 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $307 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Monterey

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Monterey, CA (MRY) will usually cost between $346 to $585 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $333. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $585. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $253 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $399 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MRY flight.

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

ORD to MRY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MRY 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 $0.13, 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. Sundays 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 $120 (24%) 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 $383. Return trip prices are from the MRY 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 MRY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 18 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 MRY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 22.63% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 21.00% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to SJC flights

Destination alternative #3: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 20.50% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to SMF flights

Destination alternative #4: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 8.71% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to OAK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1840 miles or 2961 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MRY flight is about 4 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Monterey, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from ORD to MRY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMRY
Destination airport nameMonterey Regional Airport
CityMonterey, CA
Countrythe United States


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