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Fares from $419 One Way, $512 Round Trip from Edinburgh to Chicago

Prices starting at $512 for return flights and $419 for one-way flights to Chicago were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Edinburgh to Chicago

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Plan Your Trip from Edinburgh to Chicago

Edinburgh Airport in Scotland

Finding flights from Edinburgh is easy when you visit Orbitz.com, where you can search multiple airlines to look for deals on an air ticket. Airlines serving Edinburgh Airport include British Airways, Air France, Thomson Holidays, Turkish Airlines, Iceland Express, KLM Cityhopper and United. The airport is located just eight miles west of the city's center, just off the M8 motorway.

Parking at the Airport

Edinburgh Airport offers long-term parking with security fencing at a daily rate of about $15. Short-term parking is a quick walk from the terminal and is charged at rates that vary depending on the number of hours stayed; the first hour is about $7, and the daily maximum is $40. Fast Track parking is also available and just one minute away from the terminal.

Transportation to the Airport

Several buses run between the airport and other locations in and around Edinburgh, such as the Airlink 100 and the N22 night bus from the train station at Waverley Bridge and Service 35 from the city center. Airport taxis are also available and are managed by Onward Travel. If you prefer, Orbitz.com can help you book a rental car to get around the city.

Edinburgh Airport Dining Options

The Edinburgh airport offers several places to enjoy coffee while you wait for your flight, including Costa and EAT. There are also several sit-down restaurants, including The Turnhouse and Thermidors Seafood Bar. If you'd rather shop than eat, you can stop by one of the airport's many retail stores. Whenever you're looking for flights from Edinburgh, visit Orbitz.com for the best deals.

Airports in Chicago

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.

Transportation from the Airport

Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.

Weather in Chicago

Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

Highlights and Attractions

Orbitz.com not only helps you find cheap flights to Chicago, but can also help you purchase tickets to the Sears Tower or make reservations for guided city tours.

Flights from Edinburgh to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Edinburgh to Chicago?

Unfortunately, nonstop flights aren't an option from Edinburgh (EDI) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). However, there are numerous airlines that service this route with just one stopover, including British Airways, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic.

What is the shortest flight from Edinburgh to Chicago?

From Edinburgh, the exciting sights and sounds of Chicago are at least 8 hours and 55 minutes away. Secure your favorite seat, or perhaps even one with a little more legroom, and get to your destination in pure comfort.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Chicago?

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 Chicago 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 Chicago with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Chicago 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 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. 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 the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.