Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Athens (ATH)

CHI — ATH
Oct 1 — Oct 81

The best prices from Chicago to Athens Eleftherios V. are usually found in February or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Friday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Chicago (CHI) to Athens (ATH)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to ATH flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Athens flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Athens.

CHI - ATH

Price

$629 - $1,202

ATH

Temperature

50 - 82.4 °F

ATH

Rainfall

0.2 - 2.5 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop
Round-trip from$629From Chicago (CHI) to Athens Eleftherios V.
One-way from$382One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Athens Eleftherios V.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Athens?

Friday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Chicago to Athens. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Athens.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Athens?

Users have found that booking a flight from Chicago to Athens at least 61 days early can save you up to 15% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Chicago to Athens for as little as $1,244 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,244 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Athens?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to Athens. Flights to Athens from Chicago in February are about $859 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $512.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Athens (CHI - ATH)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 32% on flights from Chicago to Athens by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Athens in September, October 2022

The best prices found for CHI to ATH flights for September, October
Oct 28 - Nov 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

21h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

31h 05m
$582

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 24.9.22

Oct 16 - Oct 29
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

19h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 10m
$585

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 25.9.22

Oct 28 - Nov 7
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

21h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

30h 25m
$586

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 25.9.22

Chicago to Athens 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens from Chicago found for this year
Dec 11 - Dec 23
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

12h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

36h 40m
$559

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 25.9.22

Dec 11 - Dec 23
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

18h 55m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

36h 40m
$566

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 25.9.22

Nov 23 - Nov 27
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

36h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

31h 05m
$569

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 23.9.22

Cheap Scandinavian Airlines flights from Chicago to Athens

Dec 11 - Dec 23
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

12h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

36h 40m
$559

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 25.9.22

Dec 11 - Dec 23
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

18h 55m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

36h 40m
$566

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 25.9.22

Nov 23 - Nov 27
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

36h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

31h 05m
$569

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 23.9.22

  • If you’re traveling from Chicago to Athens, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Scandinavian Airlines. Flights from Scandinavian Airlines traveling this route typically cost $1,196.42 RT. This price is typically 47% more expensive than other airlines that offer Chicago to Athens flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $767. When traveling from Chicago to Athens on Scandinavian Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Athens Eleftherios V. Airport. When flying from Chicago to Athens, Scandinavian Airlines flights are 0% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Turkish Airlines flights from Chicago to Athens

Nov 14 - Nov 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

18h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

35h 10m
$604

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 24.9.22

Nov 7 - Dec 7
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

18h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

29h 00m
$605

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 23.9.22

Oct 4 - Dec 6
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

14h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

28h 45m
$654

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 25.9.22

  • If you’re traveling from Chicago to Athens, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Turkish Airlines. Flights on this route from Turkish Airlines typically cost $1,207.78 RT, a price that is 50% more expensive than the average Chicago to Athens flight. The cheapest flight found was $743 RT. When traveling from Chicago to Athens on Turkish Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Athens Eleftherios V. Airport. When flying from Chicago to Athens, Turkish Airlines flights are -3% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Last minute flights from Chicago to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens from Chicago, departing today and this week
Oct 4 - Nov 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

14h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

20h 55m
$604

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 26.9.22

Oct 4 - Dec 6
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

14h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

28h 45m
$654

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 25.9.22

Oct 5 - Nov 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

14h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

20h 55m
$694

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 25.9.22

One-way flights to Athens from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Athens
Dec 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

3 stops

30h 15m
$284

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 26.9.22

Feb 15
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

3 stops

25h 06m
$315

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 23.9.22

Oct 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

3 stops

28h 00m
$324

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 25.9.22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Athens flights.

What airports serve Athens from Chicago?

If you are traveling from Chicago (CHI) to Athens (ATH), you will be departing from either Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). These are the main international airports in Chicago. Most of the flights to Istanbul depart from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), which is one of the biggest airports in America. Chicago airports are conveniently located in the heart of the country, with thousands of inbound and outbound flights to over 240 destinations every day. If you choose to depart from Chicago Midway International Airport, you might have to book a flight to Athens with various stops. There is a good variety of flight options, so compare different flight routes and choose the one that best fits your plans.

Which airlines fly directly from Chicago (CHI) to Athens (ATH)?

When flying from Chicago (CHI) to Athens (ATH), there are several non-stop flights to choose from. The airlines offering non-stop flights from from Chicago to Athens are, for example, British Airways, American Airlines, and Finnair. These airlines can get you from the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Athens International Airport (ATH) in around 12h. If you don't mind a layover on the way to Athens, there are even more good airline options. Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, and United Airlines offer flights to Athens with one stop.

What are some of the layover options between Chicago (CHI) and Athens (ATH)?

You can choose a direct flight between Chicago (CHI) and Athens (ATH), or if you like touring different areas and exploring, you can also choose a flight with one or multiple stops. For example, Turkish Airlines offers flights from Chicago to Athens with a stop in Istanbul. Some of the flight routes have layovers in big airports in central Europe. Lufthansa offers flights from Chicago to Athens with a stop in Frankfurt, Germany. If you book a flight with one stop, the average flight time to Athens is around 15-17h. With two stops you should add at least 2h more to the total flight journey time.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Chicago (CHI) to Athens (ATH)?

You will need a valid passport, but a visa is not necessary to fly from Chicago (CHI) to Athens (ATH). You are not required to obtain a visa to visit Greece or any other member of the Schengen region if your stay does not exceed 90 days and is for business or tourist purposes. Just make sure your US passport is valid for at least three months past your return date to the United States. You also must demonstrate that you have sufficient financial capabilities for your trip. Generally, there are several accepted methods of demonstrating financial sufficiency, such as bank statements and credit card information.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Athens from Chicago?

Located just 12.3 mi from the city center, Athens Eleftherios V. is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Athens from Chicago. Booking flights from Chicago to Eleftherios V. (ATH) should be relatively easy as there are 4 daily inbound flights from Chicago from 20 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Athens Eleftherios V. have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Iberia, Turkish Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Athens for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Athens for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Scandinavian Airlines for just $559, but on average you can expect to pay $581.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Athens for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Athens within the next 7 days for less than $700.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Athens round-trip?

Currently priced at $559, Scandinavian Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Athens and back. In addition to Scandinavian Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Turkish Airlines for as low as $604. These flights start at 34% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Athens?

Before booking your flight from Chicago to Athens check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Air Canada or Air France.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Athens?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Chicago to Athens are American Airlines (82%), Finnair (82%) and British Airways (82%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Athens?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Athens is $345. On average you can expect to pay $2,833. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Athens Eleftherios V.), can usually be booked for $559.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Athens

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Peoria to Athensfrom $1,079 pp

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Athens

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Athens choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$11Average$20FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Scandinavian AirlinesCheapest$405Average$643FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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Turkish AirlinesCheapest$581Average$708FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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SWISSCheapest$625Average$1,018FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$652Average$883FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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LufthansaCheapest$654Average$1,040FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapest$664Average$847FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Air FranceCheapest$681Average$927FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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Air CanadaCheapest$689Average$941FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%COVID-19 safety
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British AirwaysCheapest$732Average$1,134FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Athens

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Weekly flight availability from Chicago to Athens

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