The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ROT are

  • January 22nd to June 24th (except the week of February 5th)
  • October 22nd to November 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 ROT is mid May. Prices can be as high as $3248 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $979 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Rotorua

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Rotorua (ROT) will usually cost between $1129 to $2535 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1140. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2780. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1640 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1670 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ROT flight.

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

ORD to ROT Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ROT, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays 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 $274 (15%) 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 $1591. Return trip prices are from the ROT 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 ROT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 40 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 ROT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Auckland International Airport (AKL) in Auckland

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from ROT
  • Usually 27.22% less expensive than ROT
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to AKL flights

Destination alternative #2: Tauranga Airport (TRG) in Tauranga

  • 31 miles (50 km) away from ROT
  • Usually 0.84% less expensive than ROT
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to TRG flights


Flight Hacking ORD to ROT

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 ROT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (ORD > AKL > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1282
  • Average savings: $389 (23.26%)

See ORD to AKL flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (ORD > LAX > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1455
  • Average savings: $215 (12.87%)

See ORD to LAX flights

Hack #3: Christchurch (ORD > CHC > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1484
  • Average savings: $186 (11.14%)

See ORD to CHC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8161 miles or 13134 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ROT flight is about 15 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Rotorua?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from ORD to ROT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeROT
Destination airport nameRotorua Airport
CountryNew Zealand


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