The cheapest times to fly from ORD to PDL are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • July 30th to September 2nd
  • October 1st to March 11th (except the weeks of October 8th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 PDL is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2528 for Thursday flights during early April, or as low as $684 for Monday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Ponta Delgada

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Ponta Delgada (PDL) will usually cost between $741 to $1730 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $815. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $1637. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $821 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1136 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to PDL flight.

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

ORD to PDL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to PDL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $391 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1023. Return trip prices are from the PDL 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 PDL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 49 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to PDL

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 PDL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lisbon (ORD > LIS > PDL)

  • Price for both tickets: $637
  • Average savings: $499 (43.95%)

See ORD to LIS flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (ORD > BOS > PDL)

  • Price for both tickets: $809
  • Average savings: $327 (28.78%)

See ORD to BOS flights

Hack #3: London (ORD > LGW > PDL)

  • Price for both tickets: $815
  • Average savings: $321 (28.23%)

See ORD to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, Azores Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3239 miles or 5213 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to PDL flight is about 6 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Ponta Delgada?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from ORD to PDL.


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 PDL
Destination airport name Ponta Delgada Airport
City Ponta Delgada
Country Portugal
Latitude 37.7
Longitude -25.7


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