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Airfares from $239 One Way, $458 Round Trip from Chicago to Frankfurt

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More About Flying To Frankfurt from Chicago

Route Information for Flights from Chicago to Frankfurt

Origin Airport IATA Code CHI
Destination Airport IATA Code FRA
Distance 4330 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Air Canada, Thai Airways International, United Airlines, Lufthansa
Earliest Flight Arrival 4:45AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 8:35AM UTC

Fly from Chicago to Frankfurt

Flights from Chicago to Frankfurt let any traveler take an international vacation. These flights depart from O'Hare and land at the Frankfurt Airport, giving you the chance to see the best things about the city. Find great prices and deals on almost any flight you might want through

Chicago, Illinois

Millions of travelers visit Chicago every year for the historic sites, landmarks, museums, restaurants, and shops, but locals often escape the city by flying from O'Hare International Airport. Some residents take a bus to the airport by using the CTA Bus Line or PACE, while others rent a taxi or limousine. Taxi drivers often charge around $40 for a trip to the airport. You can also take your own car to the airport and park at one of the on-site lots. The daily lots charge $33 on weekdays and $31 on weekends. Valet parking costs $48, and you can also park in the economy lots for less than $20 per day.

Food at O'Hare is available from Starbuck's Coffee, Reggio's Hot Dogs, Auntie Anne's, America's Dog, and many other fast food restaurants. If you have more time available, you might try one of the sit-down restaurants.

Frankfurt, Germany

Millions of people use air travel to reach Frankfurt every year. The city is home to Oktoberfest, jazz festivals, and dozens of other festivals devoted to the arts. Travelers also get the chance to see live performances at some of the top theaters in the city, which let you enjoy the traditional culture of Germany.

See Frankfurt up Close

The Frankfurt Airport boasts two terminals, and each terminal has rental car agencies on-site. Advantage, Sixt, Hertz, and several others are in Terminal 1, while Terminal 2 is home to seven agencies, including Alamo, Europcar, and Budget. Travelers can also take a hotel shuttle to their hotel, or you can find a taxi outside the airport. It usually takes 30 minutes or less to reach downtown from the airport.

Before you choose a flight, you should think about when you want to travel. Winter starts in November, and temperatures can drop as low as 27 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer brings temperatures in the mid-70s to high 70s, and you can enjoy some of the top festivals during this season. The annual jazz festival occurs in March; however, if you visit for this event, wear warm clothing, because temperatures typically only reach the high 40s.

Even if you visit Frankfurt for one of these events, you will still want to find other things to do. The Tigerpalast Variete Theatre and English Theatre show traditional performances and shows throughout the year. The Stadel Museum, Senckenberg Natural History Museum, and German Film Museum appeal to those interested in history and culture. Some travelers also enjoy spending time walking through downtown and touring the many skyscrapers in the city.

Visit the City of Skyscrapers

United Airlines offers nonstop flights to Germany, but companies like Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, and several others provide connecting flights. When you need flights from Chicago to Frankfurt, visit In addition to discount flights, you can arrange for a rental car, hotel room, or tickets to events and attractions.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Chicago to Frankfurt now?
Head to the Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most up-to-date info on travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when getting a flight from Chicago to Frankfurt.
Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to Frankfurt?
United Airlines and Lufthansa operate nonstop flights from ORD to Frankfurt (FRA-Frankfurt Intl.), which means you won’t need to stress about switching planes or waiting around on a stopover.
What is the shortest flight from Chicago to Frankfurt?
From Chicago, the distinctive sights and sounds of Frankfurt are at least 8 hours and 45 minutes away. Choose your favorite seat, or maybe even upgrade to one with extra legroom, and fly to your destination in total comfort.
What airlines fly from Chicago to Frankfurt most frequently?
United Airlines (UA) is one of the airlines with the most flights from O’Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Intl. Airport (FRA). It offers 60 flights on this route each month. Taking a vacation is one of life’s biggest pleasures, and this airline will get you where you need to go. If you can’t find the right flight for you there, look into the fares with Lufthansa (LH). This carrier is a terrific alternative and operates 30 flights between Chicago and Frankfurt monthly.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Frankfurt?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Frankfurt have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Frankfurt with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Frankfurt without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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