The cheapest times to fly from ORD to NPE are

  • February 5th to June 24th
  • October 22nd to December 9th (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 NPE is mid May. Prices can be as high as $3260 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $979 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Napier

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Napier (NPE) will usually cost between $1101 to $2643 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1102. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2861. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1758 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1680 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to NPE flight.

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

ORD to NPE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to NPE 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 $0.13, 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. 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 $161 (9%) 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 $1633. Return trip prices are from the NPE 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 NPE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 43 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 NPE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tauranga Airport (TRG) in Tauranga

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from NPE
  • Usually 1.43% less expensive than NPE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to TRG flights

Destination alternative #2: Rotorua Airport (ROT) in Rotorua

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from NPE
  • Usually 0.60% less expensive than NPE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to ROT flights

Destination alternative #3: Taupo Airport (TUO) in Taupo

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from NPE
  • Usually 0.33% less expensive than NPE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to TUO flights


Flight Hacking ORD to NPE

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 NPE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (ORD > AKL > NPE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1267
  • Average savings: $413 (24.58%)

See ORD to AKL flights

Hack #2: Christchurch (ORD > CHC > NPE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1513
  • Average savings: $168 (9.97%)

See ORD to CHC flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (ORD > SEA > NPE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1533
  • Average savings: $147 (8.75%)

See ORD to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8187 miles or 13176 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to NPE flight is about 15 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Napier?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from ORD to NPE.


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 NPE
Destination airport name Napier Airport
City Napier
Country New Zealand
Latitude -39.5
Longitude 176.9


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