The cheapest times to fly from ORD to POM are

  • January 22nd to July 15th (except the weeks of March 19th, April 2nd, and May 7th)
  • October 22nd to November 11th

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 POM is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $4989 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1951 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Port Moresby

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Port Moresby (POM) will usually cost between $2051 to $3633 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $2214. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $4075. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1860 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2529 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to POM flight.

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

ORD to POM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to POM 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 $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to POM, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Port Moresby, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $450 (13%) 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 $2374. Return trip prices are from the POM 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 POM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 9 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to POM

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 POM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Brisbane (ORD > BNE > POM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1675
  • Average savings: $854 (33.77%)

See ORD to BNE flights

Hack #2: Sydney (ORD > SYD > POM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1719
  • Average savings: $810 (32.03%)

See ORD to SYD flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (ORD > LAX > POM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1890
  • Average savings: $640 (25.29%)

See ORD to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8424 miles or 13557 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to POM flight is about 16 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Port Moresby?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from ORD to POM.


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 POM
Destination airport name Port Moresby International Airport
City Port Moresby
Country Papua New Guinea
Latitude -9.4
Longitude 147.2


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