The cheapest times to fly from ORD to PMO are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • July 2nd to July 22nd
  • October 15th to December 16th

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 PMO is late January. Prices can be as high as $1494 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $804 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Palermo

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Palermo (PMO) will usually cost between $825 to $1362 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $822. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $1340. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $518 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1018 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to PMO flight.

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

ORD to PMO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to PMO 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PMO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Palermo, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $92 (8%) 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 $1007. Return trip prices are from the PMO 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 PMO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 59 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 PMO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) in Catania

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from PMO
  • Usually 6.24% less expensive than PMO
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to CTA flights


Flight Hacking ORD to PMO

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 PMO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Barcelona (ORD > BCN > PMO)

  • Price for both tickets: $560
  • Average savings: $458 (45.01%)

See ORD to BCN flights

Hack #2: London (ORD > LHR > PMO)

  • Price for both tickets: $670
  • Average savings: $348 (34.2%)

See ORD to LHR flights

Hack #3: Madrid (ORD > MAD > PMO)

  • Price for both tickets: $706
  • Average savings: $312 (30.66%)

See ORD to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Moldova, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5003 miles or 8052 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to PMO flight is about 9 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Palermo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from ORD to PMO.


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 PMO
Destination airport name Palermo Airport
City Palermo
Country Italy
Latitude 38.2
Longitude 13.1


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