The cheapest times to fly from PBI to ORD are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 24th to March 11th (except the week of 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 PBI to ORD is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $760 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $225 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL (PBI) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $264 to $437 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $285. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $467. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $181 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $367 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PBI to ORD flight.

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

PBI to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PBI to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from West Palm Beach. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $68 (17%) 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 $328. Return trip prices are from the ORD to PBI 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 PBI to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 3 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 PBI to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 21.93% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See PBI to GRR flights

Destination alternative #2: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 21.80% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See PBI to AZO flights

Destination alternative #3: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 14.44% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See PBI to MLI flights

Destination alternative #4: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 14.17% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See PBI to PIA flights

Destination alternative #5: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 12.67% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See PBI to BMI flights

Destination alternative #6: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 12.26% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See PBI to MKE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1145 miles or 1843 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PBI to ORD flight is about 3 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 95 available flights from PBI to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePBI
Origination airport namePalm Beach International Airport
CityWest Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PBI to ORD tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 45% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for PBI about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 20 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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