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Chicago to London Flights

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Selected fares from Chicago to London

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI LON Thu, Nov 13 - Thu, Nov 20 $873
CHI LON Tue, Mar 10 - Tue, Mar 24 $948
CHI LON Tue, Nov 4 - Tue, Nov 18 $1,045
CHI LON Mon, Nov 3 - Tue, Nov 18 $1,056
CHI LON Tue, Nov 4 - Tue, Nov 18 $1,063
CHI LON Mon, Nov 3 - Mon, Nov 17 $1,084
CHI LON Sat, Dec 13 - Mon, Dec 15 $1,113
CHI LON Wed, Nov 19 - Thu, Dec 11 $1,187
CHI LON Tue, Jan 13 - Thu, Jan 22 $1,196
CHI LON Tue, Mar 10 - Tue, Mar 24 $1,456

Chicago and London airports and terminals

Airports in Chicago IL, US
map of airports in Chicago
  • 1

    Midway Airport (MDW)

    Distance from City Center: 9.5 miles

  • 2

    O'Hare Airport (ORD)

    Distance from City Center: 15.1 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from ORD to LON

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 Lufthansa, United Airlines
    Terminal 3 American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, US Airways
    Terminal 5 American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic
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Airports in London , GB
map of airports in London
  • 1

    Heathrow Airport (LHR)

    Distance from City Center: 14 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from CHI to LHR

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 Lufthansa, United Airlines
    Terminal 2 Lufthansa, United Airlines
    Terminal 3 American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic
    Terminal 5 American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, US Airways
  • 2

    Gatwick airport (LGW)

    Distance from City Center: 25 miles

  • 3

    Stansted airport (STN)

    Distance from City Center: 30.2 miles

  • 4

    Luton Airport (LTN)

    Distance from City Center: 27.4 miles

  • 5

    London City Airport (LCY)

    Distance from City Center: 7.4 miles

  • 6

    Southend airport (SEN)

    Distance from City Center: 35.9 miles

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Cheap flights from Chicago to London

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Holiday Inn Express LONDON - LUTON AIRPORT

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Travelodge Gatwick Airport

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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 29 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) Finnair $1,028
Earn $10.28
Return Mon, Sep 1 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) Finnair

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Aug 25 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) Finnair $1,008
Earn $10.08
Return Thu, Sep 25 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) Finnair

Best one-week trip in August from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 26 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) Virgin Atlantic $1,008
Earn $10.08
Return Tue, Sep 2 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) Virgin Atlantic
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 18 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) Turkish Airlines $1,028
Earn $10.28
Return Mon, Sep 22 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) Turkish Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 23 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) Turkish Airlines $973
Earn $9.73
Return Tue, Feb 24 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) Turkish Airlines

Best one-week trip in September from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 23 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) Turkish Airlines $1,063
Earn $10.63
Return Tue, Sep 30 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) Turkish Airlines
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October

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Oct 21 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) Aer Lingus $988
Earn $9.88
Return Mon, Nov 3 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) Aer Lingus

Best one-week trip in October from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Oct 8 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) Aer Lingus $1,028
Earn $10.28
Return Wed, Oct 15 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) Aer Lingus
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Travel from Chicago to London

London is the world's most visited city and offers enough variety in entertainment to provide anyone with an enjoyable time. Making travel plans from Chicago to London for your visit is easy when you reserve your flight and hotel room using Orbitz.com. To help you plan the trip itself, Orbitz.com also provides information on popular London attractions, restaurants and more.

Leaving Chicago

The city of Chicago receives most of its air service from O'Hare International Airport. The airport lies outside of the city, about 17 miles from the city's center. The trip from the center of town to the airport is no problem, as the city's Blue Line train will get you there for just $2.25. Taxi service to the airport is also available for about $40. The train will get you there in 45 minutes, while the taxi takes 30. Driving to the airport is also an option, with parking available at daily rates beginning at $9. If you plan to park for more than 30 days, you will need to reserve a space ahead of time.

The airport features a number of restaurants. Tuscany and Manchu Wok are just a couple of the more traditional restaurants available, but there are a few fast-food restaurants as well, including McDonald's and Brioche Doree. After you eat, you're ready to catch your flight on one of the many airlines traveling from O'Hare to London, such as Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines and American Airlines.

Destination London

London is the capital of both England and the United Kingdom. Located on the banks of the Thames River, London has served as a center of trade since its founding nearly two millennia ago by the Romans. Today it's a vibrant center of culture and the arts, with a multicultural population that keeps the city changing constantly.

The London Experience

Most flights into London from Chicago will land at London Heathrow Airport, located 14 miles to the west of central London. There are three ways to make your way from the airport to the city-travel by Heathrow Express for the fastest journey, use the London Underground to save money or take a taxi. The express train costs about $28 and takes only 15 minutes, while the London Underground train costs $7.50 and takes just under an hour. Taxis take between 30 to 60 minutes to make the trip, with fares starting at about $70.

The best times to visit London are in May, June or September, when you're likely to experience the best weather the city has to offer. In May, the temperatures are between the mid-60s and the upper 40s in degrees Fahrenheit, so a moderately thick jacket is needed. June is a bit warmer, with temperatures running between the low 70s and upper 50s. You can dress a little lighter then, but you will still need a jacket. September temperatures range from the high 60s to low 50s, so dress should be about the same as that worn for a trip in May. London is also a rainy city, so be sure to bring along an umbrella.

You should have no trouble finding things to do in London. Art lovers can enjoy British art at the Tate Britain art gallery and then take the Tate-to-Tate boat over to the Tate Modern to view one of the city's best collections of modern art. London is also filled with a variety of specialty shops, from Rough Trade East's record store to Davenports Magic Shop. For an unforgettable view of the city, take a ride in the London Eye.

A Trip to Remember

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is busy but well-designed, which makes it easy to navigate to find a meal or your flight's gate. Heathrow is just as easy to maneuver, with quick connections to town so that you can enjoy everything London has to offer shortly after your plane lands. Using Orbitz.com to plan your trip from Chicago to London can save you time and money by helping you create an itinerary and find discount fares for the journey.

Interesting facts about flights from Chicago to London

    • 37 direct flights are operating from Chicago to London today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 7h 46m.
    • American Airlines flight 90 (4:05 AM GMT, Boeing 767-300 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to London.
    • American Airlines flight 98 (4:40 PM GMT, Boeing 777) is today's latest available flight from Chicago to London.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Chicago to London (American Airlines flight 86, Boeing 777) takes 7h 35m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to London (Lufthansa flight 9357, Boeing 767-300 Passenger) takes 8h 15m.
    • Flights from Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Gatwick airport (LGW), Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY), Luton Airport (LTN), Southend airport (SEN), Stansted airport (STN) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between Chicago and London

Equipment Carrier
Boeing 767-300 Passenger Lufthansa, United Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Finnair, US Airways
Boeing 777 American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Finnair, US Airways, Lufthansa, United Airlines
Airbus Industrie A330-300 Virgin Atlantic
Airbus Industrie A340-300 Virgin Atlantic
Boeing 747-400 Passenger American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia, US Airways
Airbus Industrie A340-600 Virgin Atlantic