The cheapest times to fly from ORD to PHL are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 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 PHL is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $616 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $171 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $191 to $365 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 $183. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $397. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $214 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $261 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to PHL flight.

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

ORD to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to PHL 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 $0.24, which is 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 $54 (18%) 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 $242. Return trip prices are from the PHL 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 PHL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 12 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 PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 31.86% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 23.42% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to JFK flights

Destination alternative #3: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 12.09% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to EWR flights

Destination alternative #4: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 9.40% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BWI flights

Destination alternative #5: Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) in Trenton, NJ

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 9.02% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to TTN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 676 miles or 1088 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to PHL flight is about 2 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from ORD to PHL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codePHL
Destination airport namePhiladelphia International Airport
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to PHL tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHL heading for ORD about 22 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Philadelphia, PA is about 22 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 26 minutes late
  • United: 17 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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