The cheapest times to fly from PDL to ORD are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 30th to May 27th
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 15th and November 12th)

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 PDL to ORD is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2393 for Thursday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $774 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Ponta Delgada (PDL) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $821 to $1739 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $917. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2239. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1322 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1145 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDL to ORD flight.

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

PDL to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDL to ORD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ponta Delgada. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $391 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1042. Return trip prices are from the ORD to PDL 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 PDL to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 49 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking PDL to ORD

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 PDL to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lisbon (PDL > LIS > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $716
  • Average savings: $429 (37.47%)

See PDL to LGW flights

Hack #2: London (PDL > LGW > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $734
  • Average savings: $411 (35.9%)

See PDL to LIS flights

Hack #3: Porto (PDL > OPO > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $771
  • Average savings: $374 (32.66%)

See PDL to OPO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Azores Airlines, Delta, KLM, SAS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3239 miles or 5213 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDL to ORD flight is about 6 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Ponta Delgada and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from PDL to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PDL
Origination airport name Ponta Delgada Airport
City Ponta Delgada
Country Portugal
Latitude 37.7
Longitude -25.7

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


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