The cheapest times to fly from ORD to XNA are

  • May 14th to November 18th (except the weeks of May 28th, July 23rd, and October 1st)
  • December 3rd to December 23rd

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 XNA is mid August. Prices can be as high as $828 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $279 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Fayetteville

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Fayetteville, AR (XNA) will usually cost between $327 to $429 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $279. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $447. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $168 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $394 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to XNA flight.

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

ORD to XNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to XNA 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 $0.47, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $19 (5%) 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 $370. Return trip prices are from the XNA 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 XNA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 55 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 XNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Branson Airport (BKG) in Branson, MO

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from XNA
  • Usually 57.56% less expensive than XNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BKG flights

Destination alternative #2: Joplin Regional Airport (JLN) in Joplin, MO

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from XNA
  • Usually 44.73% less expensive than XNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to JLN flights

Destination alternative #3: Tulsa International Airport (TUL) in Tulsa, OK

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from XNA
  • Usually 43.58% less expensive than XNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to TUL flights

Destination alternative #4: Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) in Springfield, MO

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from XNA
  • Usually 43.33% less expensive than XNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to SGF flights

Destination alternative #5: Fort Smith Regional Airport (FSM) in Fort Smith, AR

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from XNA
  • Usually 9.02% less expensive than XNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to FSM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 522 miles or 840 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to XNA flight is about 1 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Fayetteville, AR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 36 available flights from ORD to XNA.


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 XNA
Destination airport name Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
City Fayetteville, AR
Country the United States
Latitude 36.3
Longitude -94.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to XNA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 35% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave XNA heading for ORD about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fayetteville, AR is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 20 minutes late
  • Envoy: 17 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 42 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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