Flights from Chicago to London

Selected fares from Chicago to London

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI LON Sun, Nov 8 - Wed, Nov 18 $786
CHI LON Sat, Nov 7 - Mon, Nov 9 $882
CHI LON Thu, Nov 12 - Tue, Nov 17 $934
CHI LON Mon, May 11 - Thu, May 21 $1,103
CHI LON Mon, May 11 - Thu, May 21 $1,127
CHI LON Thu, Nov 19 - Thu, Nov 26 $1,216
CHI LON Thu, Nov 19 - Thu, Nov 26 $1,263
CHI LON Tue, Oct 13 - Mon, Oct 26 $1,659
CHI LON Fri, Nov 20 - Fri, Nov 27 $3,697
CHI LON Thu, Nov 19 - Thu, Nov 26 $4,868

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, Malaysia Airlines, 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 2 Lufthansa, United Airlines
    Terminal 3 American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Malaysia Airlines, 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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May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 29 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) SAS Scandinavian Airlines $982
Earn $9.82
Return Sun, May 31 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, May 5 Chicago (ORD) London (LCY) Aer Lingus $945
Earn $9.45
Return Fri, May 15 London (LCY) Chicago (ORD) Aer Lingus

Best one-week trip in May from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, May 27 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) SAS Scandinavian Airlines $982
Earn $9.82
Return Wed, Jun 3 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jun 11 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) SAS Scandinavian Airlines $1,032
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Return Sun, Jun 14 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jun 5 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) SAS Scandinavian Airlines $982
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Return Fri, Jun 19 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Best one-week trip in June from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Jun 7 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) SAS Scandinavian Airlines $982
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Return Sun, Jun 14 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jul 25 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) SAS Scandinavian Airlines $1,178
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Return Sun, Jul 26 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jul 1 Chicago (ORD) London (LGW) Aer Lingus $1,071
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Return Tue, Sep 1 London (LGW) Chicago (ORD) Aer Lingus

Best one-week trip in July from Chicago to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jul 20 Chicago (ORD) London (LGW) Aer Lingus $1,217
Earn $12.17
Return Mon, Jul 27 London (LGW) 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

    • 28 direct flights are operating from Chicago to London today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 7h 59m.
    • American Airlines flight 90 (8:45 AM GMT, Boeing 767-300 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to London.
    • Lufthansa flight 9355 (9:00 PM GMT, Boeing 767-300 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from Chicago to London.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Chicago to London (American Airlines flight 6196, Boeing 777) takes 7h 45m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to London (Lufthansa flight 9349, Boeing 767-300 Passenger) takes 8h 20m.
    • 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.

Flight schedule for flights from Chicago to London on Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/American Airlines AA198/AA100 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min
American Airlines/Finnair AA198/AY4012 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min
American Airlines/British Airways AA198/BA1511 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min
American Airlines/Iberia AA198/IB4218 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min
American Airlines/US Airways AA198/US100 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min
Finnair/Finnair AY5744/AY4012 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min
British Airways/British Airways BA2480/BA1511 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min
Gulf Air/Gulf Air GF4150/GF6654 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min
Qatar Airways/Qatar Airways QR5129/QR5290 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min
United Airlines/Lufthansa UA1085/LH9259 ORD 1:25 PM LHR 6:20 AM 739/777 10hr 55min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA1085/UA918 ORD 1:25 PM LHR 6:20 AM 739/777 10hr 55min
US Airways/American Airlines US198/AA100 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min
US Airways/Finnair US198/AY4012 ORD 12:35 PM LHR 6:20 AM 738/77W 11hr 45min