The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SYR are

  • August 6th to February 18th (except the weeks of November 19th and February 5th)

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 SYR is early September. Prices can be as high as $734 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $117 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Syracuse

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Syracuse, NY (SYR) will usually cost between $156 to $390 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $201. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $441. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $240 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $318 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SYR flight.

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

ORD to SYR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SYR 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 $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $93 (26%) 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 $264. Return trip prices are from the SYR 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 SYR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 4 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 SYR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS) in Ogdensburg, NY

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from SYR
  • Usually 27.52% less expensive than SYR
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to OGS flights

Destination alternative #2: Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) in Rochester, NY

  • 79 miles (127 km) away from SYR
  • Usually 27.04% less expensive than SYR
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to ROC flights

Destination alternative #3: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) in Buffalo, NY

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from SYR
  • Usually 26.10% less expensive than SYR
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BUF flights

Destination alternative #4: Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) in Ithaca/Cortland, NY

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from SYR
  • Usually 3.14% less expensive than SYR
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to ITH flights

Destination alternative #5: Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT) in Williamsport, PA

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from SYR
  • Usually 12.89% less expensive than SYR
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to IPT flights

Destination alternative #6: Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport (AVP) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SYR
  • Usually 2.83% less expensive than SYR
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to AVP flights


Flight Hacking ORD to SYR

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 SYR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (ORD > BOS > SYR)

  • Price for both tickets: $312
  • Average savings: $6 (1.81%)

See ORD to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 605 miles or 974 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SYR flight is about 2 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Syracuse, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from ORD to SYR.


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 SYR
Destination airport name Syracuse Hancock International Airport
City Syracuse, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 43.1
Longitude -76.1


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to SYR tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SYR heading for ORD about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Syracuse, NY is about 15 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 31 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 11 minutes late
  • United: 34 minutes late
  • Envoy: 3 minutes late
  • Republic: 3 minutes early
  • Frontier: 6 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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