The cheapest times to fly from PEN to ORD are

  • January 22nd to July 1st (except the week of March 26th)
  • October 8th to November 25th (except the week of 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 PEN to ORD is early November. Prices can be as high as $1956 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $935 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Bayan Lepas (PEN) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $947 to $1459 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1000. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1646. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $646 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1088 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEN to ORD flight.

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

PEN to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEN to ORD flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Penang. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Penang. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $194 (16%) 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 $1029. Return trip prices are from the ORD to PEN 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 PEN 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 17 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking PEN 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 PEN to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $946
  • Average savings: $143 (13.1%)

See PEN to SGN flights

Hack #2: Ho Chi Minh City (PEN > SGN > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $983
  • Average savings: $105 (9.65%)

See PEN to HKG flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (PEN > KUL > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $999
  • Average savings: $89 (8.18%)

See PEN to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, THAI, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9128 miles or 14690 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEN to ORD flight is about 17 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Bayan Lepas and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from PEN to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEN
Origination airport name Penang International Airport
City Bayan Lepas
Country Malaysia
Latitude 5.3
Longitude 100.3

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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