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Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London to Chicago

Favourite airline: e.g. Iberia, Finnair, British Airways
Flight tickets on the route London – Chicago are most frequently booked with Iberia.
Iberia
4 %
Finnair
4 %
British Airways
4 %
Tip: book 8 weeks before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 8 weeks before the flight. Pay only £266.00.
56 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Wednesday
The cheapest ticket prices are available for flights departing on a Wednesday.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
On this route, direct flights are £22.00 more expensive than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
08h 20min
13h 55min
22h 50min
£280
£258
£294
The favourite connection is non-stop
32 % of travellers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
08h 20min, from £280
32 %
1 stopover Dublin
12h 40min, from £380
8 %
1 stopover Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI
32h 23min, from £271
5 %

Useful information about the flight from London to Chicago

Flights from London to Chicago

Up to 10 flights a day are operated on the popular flight route between London (LON) and Chicago (CHI) on the south-west coast of the USA. Several airlines offer scheduled services between the two cities and these include United, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. A direct flight will cover the distance of 3963 miles in a flight time of 8 hours 48 minutes. However, the return journey is always slightly shorter, even taking up to an hour less for a direct connection. Journeys with a stopover will take longer: anything from 12 to 35 hours.

Cheap flight from London to Chicago

A low cost flight from the UK capital to Chicago is easy to find with a little planning. If purchased 5 months ahead of the date of travel, an air ticket can cost less than £500. Last minute deals are, however, also widely available and with a stopover, tickets can even cost less than a non-stop flight that has been purchased well in advance.

Chicago Airport

There are two major international airports in Chicago: O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. O'Hare is the second busiest airport worldwide and most flights from London will land here. Other smaller airports also exist in and around the Chicago area. These are, however, mainly used for domestic air traffic. Getting from the destination airport Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to downtown Chicago is convenient using the subway trains or commuter trains which are connected to the terminals via a shuttle bus. Taxis are also widely available at the airport. Alternatively, passengers can stay at one of the many airport hotels.

Flight details London - Chicago
  • Flight duration: min. 08:45 / max. 09:15
  • Distance: 6358 km
  • Flights per week: 58
  • Return flight duration: min. 07:35 / max. 08:00