Cheap flights from O'Hare Intl (ORD) to Capital (PEK) from $579

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 9/1. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
ORD — PEK
Jun 18 — Jun 251

The best prices from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Beijing Capital are usually found in March or January, booked 79 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Thursday

Cheap flight deals from O'Hare Intl to Capital

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from O'Hare Intl (ORD) to Capital (PEK). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 13, 2024.

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December

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March

Round-trip from

$1,340

One-way from

$672
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From Chicago O'Hare Intl to Beijing Capital
One-way flight from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Beijing Capital

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport?

Users have found that flying from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport on a Friday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport?

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport, book at least 23 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 2% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,084 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,443.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Beijing Capital Airport from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport. Users have commonly found prices around $1,600 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $1,084. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in August.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from ORD to PEK?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 18% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap O'Hare Intl to Capital flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from O'Hare Intl to Capital specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,214,720 searches. Prices were last updated on June 13, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from Chicago to Beijing in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Sat 6/158:14 pmORD - PEK
1 stop30h 11mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/155:25 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop20h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$1,415
Sat 6/159:17 pmORD - PEK
1 stop29h 08mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/155:25 pmPEK - ORD
2 stops27h 22mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$1,419
Wed 7/103:00 pmORD - PEK
2 stops34h 15mMultiple Airlines
Wed 7/173:30 pmPEK - ORD
2 stops34h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/13$1,526
Sat 6/158:14 pmORD - PEK
1 stop30h 11mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/185:25 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop31h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,613
Sat 6/156:15 pmORD - PEK
2 stops32h 10mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/185:25 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop31h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,617
Mon 7/2212:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop29h 05mMultiple Airlines
Wed 8/217:45 pmPEK - ORD
2 stops33h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/13$1,622
Sat 7/612:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop30h 00mEVA Air
Mon 8/268:40 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop37h 30mEVA Air
Deal found 6/13$1,681
Tue 7/237:22 pmORD - PEK
2 stops28h 13mMultiple Airlines
Wed 8/217:45 pmPEK - ORD
2 stops33h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/13$1,707
Wed 7/3112:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop30h 00mEVA Air
Mon 8/128:40 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop37h 30mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$1,719

O'Hare Intl to Capital 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between O'Hare Intl and Capital in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,214,720 searches. Data last updated June 13, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from Chicago to Beijing in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Sun 9/2212:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop23h 05mEVA Air
Tue 2/251:55 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop19h 50mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$1,143
Mon 9/912:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop29h 05mEVA Air
Thu 9/261:55 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop19h 50mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$1,144
Wed 9/1812:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop30h 00mEVA Air
Tue 2/251:55 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop19h 50mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$1,148
Tue 9/1012:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop23h 05mEVA Air
Thu 9/261:55 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop19h 50mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$1,156
Thu 9/1912:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop23h 05mEVA Air
Tue 2/251:55 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop19h 50mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$1,181
Sat 9/1412:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop30h 00mEVA Air
Mon 2/248:50 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop36h 55mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$1,182
Sat 11/27:00 amORD - PEK
1 stop20h 10mMultiple Airlines
Sat 11/301:10 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop24h 49mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/12$1,183
Sat 9/1412:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop30h 00mEVA Air
Tue 2/251:55 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop19h 50mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$1,187
Wed 8/79:15 pmORD - PEK
1 stop29h 10mUnited Airlines
Tue 9/175:25 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop20h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/13$1,190

O'Hare Intl to Capital flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from O'Hare Intl to Capital for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,214,720 searches. Data last updated June 13, 2024.
Have a look at some of the last-minute flights available departing from Chicago to Beijing. Users should double check the flight they book to ensure it matches the day, time, and destination they're looking for.
Sat 6/158:14 pmORD - PEK
1 stop30h 11mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/155:25 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop20h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$1,415
Sat 6/159:17 pmORD - PEK
1 stop29h 08mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/155:25 pmPEK - ORD
2 stops27h 22mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$1,419
Sat 6/158:14 pmORD - PEK
1 stop30h 11mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/185:25 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop31h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,613
Sat 6/156:15 pmORD - PEK
2 stops32h 10mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/185:25 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop31h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,617
Sat 6/158:14 pmORD - PEK
1 stop30h 11mUnited Airlines
Thu 6/205:25 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop20h 25mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,800
Sat 6/156:15 pmORD - PEK
2 stops32h 10mUnited Airlines
Thu 6/205:25 pmPEK - ORD
1 stop20h 25mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,804
Sat 6/158:16 amORD - PEK
2 stops46h 29mJapan Airlines
Tue 10/158:25 amPEK - ORD
1 stop37h 45mJapan Airlines
Deal found 6/13$1,905
Wed 6/192:15 pmORD - PEK
3 stops33h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sat 7/67:25 amPEK - ORD
1 stop45h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,935
Sat 6/157:40 pmORD - PEK
2 stops26h 55mMultiple Airlines
Tue 10/159:15 amPEK - ORD
2 stops24h 28mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/13$1,949

One-way flights to Capital from O'Hare Intl

Search for one-way flight options from O'Hare Intl to Capital. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,214,720 searches. Data last updated June 13, 2024.
Take a look at some of the best available options we've come across on one-way flights from Chicago to Beijing. For those needing a return trip from Chicago, there is a search form available above.
Sun 9/19:10 amORD - PEK
3 stops55h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/12$579
Mon 8/269:40 pmORD - PEK
3 stops47h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/12$627
Tue 7/1611:05 pmORD - PEK
3 stops49h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/11$643
Wed 9/1812:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop30h 00mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$672
Mon 9/212:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop29h 05mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$685
Mon 10/1412:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop29h 05mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$689
Mon 9/212:30 amORD - PEK
1 stop29h 05mEVA Air
Deal found 6/12$693
Thu 9/56:45 amORD - PEK
2 stops23h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/12$696
Tue 7/1611:05 pmORD - PEK
2 stops47h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/11$704

Find flights from O'Hare Intl to Capital within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from O'Hare Intl to Capital that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,214,720 searches. Data last updated June 13, 2024.

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Chicago O'Hare IntlBeijing Capital

ORD - PEK

ORDPEK

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sun 9/22

1 stop23h 05m

Beijing Capital

Tue 2/25

1 stop19h 50m

$1,143

Chicago O'Hare IntlBeijing Capital

ORD - PEK

ORDPEK

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Mon 9/9

1 stop29h 05m

Beijing Capital

Thu 9/26

1 stop19h 50m

$1,144

Chicago O'Hare IntlBeijing Capital

ORD - PEK

ORDPEK

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 11/2

1 stop20h 10m

Beijing Capital

Sat 11/30

1 stop24h 49m

$1,183

Chicago O'Hare IntlBeijing Capital

ORD - PEK

ORDPEK

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Wed 8/7

1 stop29h 10m

Beijing Capital

Tue 9/17

1 stop20h 15m

$1,190

Chicago O'Hare IntlBeijing Capital

ORD - PEK

ORDPEK

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sun 8/4

1 stop34h 10m

Beijing Capital

Tue 9/17

1 stop20h 15m

$1,199

Chicago O'Hare IntlBeijing Capital

ORD - PEK

ORDPEK

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sun 10/20

1 stop39h 10m

Beijing Capital

Wed 10/30

1 stop31h 40m

$1,243

Chicago O'Hare IntlBeijing Capital

ORD - PEK

ORDPEK

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Mon 9/2

2 stops39h 50m

Beijing Capital

Thu 9/12

1 stop19h 35m

$1,354

Chicago O'Hare IntlBeijing Capital

ORD - PEK

ORDPEK

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Thu 9/12

1 stop29h 45m

Beijing Capital

Sun 9/29

1 stop20h 00m

$1,483

Chicago O'Hare IntlBeijing Capital

ORD - PEK

ORDPEK

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Mon 9/16

3 stops40h 35m

Beijing Capital

Mon 2/24

2 stops37h 35m

$1,494

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How far ahead should I book a flight from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from O'Hare Intl to Capital. Price data was last updated on June 12, 2024.
The best time to book flights from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport is 79 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from O'Hare Intl to Capital. Price data was last updated on June 9, 2024.
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Temperature and rainfall in Capital by month

Plan your trip to Capital by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

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Temperature

26.6 - 78.8 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Beijing Capital Airport, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 78.8 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 26.6 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Capital

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Capital. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Capital. Reviews last updated June 13, 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from Chicago to Beijing, see what other customers have to say about ANA, Turkish Airlines and EVA Air. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.5
Very good
1,131 reviews

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.5
Very good
1,131 reviews
8.5
Very good
1,131 reviews

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.5
Very good
893 reviews
8.5
Very good
1,131 reviews

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.4
Very good
1,484 reviews
8.5
Very good
1,131 reviews

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.3
Very good
1,417 reviews
8.5
Very good
1,131 reviews

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.1
Very good
3,865 reviews
8.5
Very good
1,131 reviews

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

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  • Can I find flights from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on EVA Air for just $1,143, but on average you can expect to pay $1,198.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport for under $1,500?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport within the next 7 days for less than $1,500.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport round-trip?

    Our cheapest airline available from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport is EVA Air. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,143 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are United Airlines and Turkish Airlines, starting at $1,190 and $1,243 round-trip. EVA Air is currently priced 26% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

  • What does ORD to PEK mean?

    ORD stands for Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport, while PEK stands for Beijing Capital Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • Can I find deals for flights from O'Hare Intl to Capital that include extra baggage allowance?

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    Many airlines flying from O'Hare Intl to Capital offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from O'Hare Intl to Capital?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on O'Hare Intl to Capital flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport flight deals updated?

    The Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/13.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport?

    Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport (average of $1,339). Flying from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Beijing Capital Airport in June is currently the most expensive (average of $1,855). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 10 airlines flying from O'Hare Intl to Capital

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United AirlinesCheapest$1,124Average$1,499FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
Turkish AirlinesCheapest$1,163Average$1,297FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%
EVA AirCheapest$1,219Average$1,453FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
LOTCheapest$1,272Average$2,156FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%
Cathay PacificCheapest$1,329Average$1,784FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%
Air ChinaCheapest$1,335Average$1,699FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%
ANACheapest$1,343Average$1,539FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
EmiratesCheapest$1,438Average$2,278FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
LufthansaCheapest$1,498Average$1,724FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%
Korean AirCheapest$1,872Average$2,171FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%

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