The cheapest times to fly from ROT to ORD are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • October 22nd to November 18th

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 ROT to ORD is late January. Prices can be as high as $3858 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1055 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Rotorua (ROT) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1144 to $1927 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1246. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2479. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1233 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1363 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ROT to ORD flight.

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

ROT to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ROT to ORD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Rotorua. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ROT. Saturdays 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 $274 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1323. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ROT 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 ROT 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 15 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Auckland (ROT > AKL > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1274
  • Average savings: $89 (6.53%)

See ROT to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (ROT > LAX > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1303
  • Average savings: $61 (4.44%)

See ROT to AKL flights

Hack #3: Wellington (ROT > WLG > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1338
  • Average savings: $26 (1.87%)

See ROT to WLG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8161 miles or 13134 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ROT to ORD flight is about 15 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Rotorua and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from ROT to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ROT
Origination airport name Rotorua Airport
City Rotorua
Country New Zealand
Latitude -38.1
Longitude 176.3

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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