The cheapest times to fly from PHL to ORD are
- July 30th to November 18th
- December 3rd to February 11th
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 PHL to ORD is late October. Prices can be as high as $619 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $171 for Tuesday flights around late October.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $191 to $363 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $187. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $397. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $210 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $261 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PHL to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PHL to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, 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 $54 (18%) 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 $243. Return trip prices are from the ORD to PHL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from PHL to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 12 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 PHL to ORD while comparing.
- 122 miles (196 km) away from ORD
- Usually 11.88% less expensive than ORD
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PHL to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 676 miles or 1088 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PHL to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to ORD flight is about 2 hour 12 minutes.
How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from PHL to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Philadelphia International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from PHL to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 21% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for PHL about 23 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 19 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 21 minutes late
- United: 26 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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