The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SHI are

  • January 8th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
  • August 20th to November 25th (except the week of October 29th)

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 SHI is late October. Prices can be as high as $3102 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1485 for Thursday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shimojishima

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Shimojishima (SHI) will usually cost between $1843 to $2531 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 $1846. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2723. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $877 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2018 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SHI flight.

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

ORD to SHI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SHI 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 $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SHI. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Shimojishima. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $96 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1992. Return trip prices are from the SHI to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ORD to SHI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 14 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 SHI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Miyako Airport (MMY) in Miyakojima

  • 10 miles (16 km) away from SHI
  • Usually 43.51% less expensive than SHI
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to MMY flights


Flight Hacking ORD to SHI

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 SHI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (ORD > HKG > SHI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1011
  • Average savings: $1008 (49.93%)

See ORD to HKG flights

Hack #2: Tokyo (ORD > NRT > SHI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1068
  • Average savings: $951 (47.1%)

See ORD to NRT flights

Hack #3: Osaka (ORD > KIX > SHI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1129
  • Average savings: $890 (44.08%)

See ORD to KIX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, JAL, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7360 miles or 11845 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SHI flight is about 14 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Shimojishima?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from ORD to SHI.


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 SHI
Destination airport name Shimojishima Airport
City Shimojishima
Country Japan
Latitude 24.8
Longitude 125.1


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