The cheapest times to fly from ORD to PEN are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 20th to November 25th

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 PEN is late October. Prices can be as high as $2057 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $735 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Penang

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Bayan Lepas (PEN) will usually cost between $807 to $1635 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $809. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1903. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1094 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $992 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to PEN flight.

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

ORD to PEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to PEN flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Penang, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $194 (16%) 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 $992. Return trip prices are from the PEN 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 PEN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to PEN

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 PEN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (ORD > KUL > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $832
  • Average savings: $161 (16.18%)

See ORD to KUL flights

Hack #2: Singapore (ORD > SIN > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $896
  • Average savings: $96 (9.68%)

See ORD to SIN flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (ORD > BKK > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $913
  • Average savings: $80 (8.01%)

See ORD to BKK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 27 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, THAI, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9128 miles or 14690 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to PEN flight is about 17 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Bayan Lepas?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 72 available flights from ORD to PEN.


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 PEN
Destination airport name Penang International Airport
City Bayan Lepas
Country Malaysia
Latitude 5.3
Longitude 100.3


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