The cheapest times to fly from XNA to ORD are

  • May 14th to September 16th (except the weeks of May 21st, June 4th, and June 25th)
  • September 24th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)
  • December 3rd to January 7th (except the week of December 24th)

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 XNA to ORD is mid August. Prices can be as high as $828 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $279 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Fayetteville, AR (XNA) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $327 to $429 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $279. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $543. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $264 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $394 can be considered a good price for a round-trip XNA to ORD flight.

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

XNA to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the XNA to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Fayetteville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.47, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $19 (5%) 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 $371. Return trip prices are from the ORD to XNA 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 XNA to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 55 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 XNA to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 29.35% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See XNA to BMI flights

Destination alternative #2: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 26.81% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See XNA to PIA flights

Destination alternative #3: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 23.00% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See XNA to MSN flights

Destination alternative #4: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 14.10% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See XNA to MKE flights

Destination alternative #5: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 14.61% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See XNA to AZO flights

Destination alternative #6: South Bend International Airport (SBN) in South Bend, IN

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 3.94% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See XNA to SBN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 522 miles or 840 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop XNA to ORD flight is about 1 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Fayetteville, AR and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 41 available flights from XNA to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code XNA
Origination airport name Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
City Fayetteville, AR
Country the United States
Latitude 36.3
Longitude -94.3

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from XNA to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 37% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for XNA about 17 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 20 minutes late
  • Envoy: 17 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 15 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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