Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Europe

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Europe

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to FRA flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Europe flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Europe.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Europe?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 44% on flights from Chicago to Europe compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $910. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,146.

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

October can be a great time to fly to Europe from Chicago with a flight ticket averaging about $714. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of October for as cheap as $445. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Europe in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CHI to Europe flights for May, June
15 May - 27 May
$340pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 May - 24 May
$341pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Jun - 21 Jun
$343pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Europe 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Europe from Chicago found for this year
20 Oct - 26 Oct
$268pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SAS
 
1 STOP
DUB
Dublin
DUB
Dublin
SAS
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 Sep - 18 Sep
$272pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SAS
 
1 STOP
DUB
Dublin
DUB
Dublin
SAS
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
20 Oct - 26 Oct
$275pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SAS
 
1 STOP
DUB
Dublin
DUB
Dublin
SAS
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Europe from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Europe direct flight deals
6 Sep - 22 Sep
$365pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Non-Stop
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Aug - 15 Sep
$370pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Non-Stop
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 Oct - 24 Oct
$372pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Non-Stop
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Europe

Late deals on round-trip flights to Europe from Chicago, departing today and this week
18 May - 24 May
$340pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 24 May
$341pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 May - 31 May
$349pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Iberia
   
2 STOPS
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
LIS
Lisbon Humberto Delgado
Iberia
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Europe from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Europe
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
1 Stop
26h 00m
ORD - BCN
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$314
KAYAK
1:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
45h 30m
ORD - DUB
Multiple Airlines
$315
Kiwi.com
3:30 pm - 7:55 am
Icelandair
1 Stop
10h 25m
ORD - LHR
Icelandair
$316
TravelJunction

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Europe

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Europe due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Europe for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Europe to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alitalia is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Chicago to Europe. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Europe have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Chicago to Europe that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are British Airways, Aer Lingus, and American Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Europe for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Europe for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SAS for just $268, but on average you can expect to pay $283.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Europe for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Europe under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Europe is less than $400.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Europe for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Europe within the next 7 days for less than $400.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Chicago to Europe are Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to Europe?

Most travelers choose Chicago O'Hare Intl - Athens Eleftherios V., Chicago O'Hare Intl - London Heathrow or Chicago O'Hare Intl - Paris Charles de Gaulle when deciding on the best route from Chicago to Europe.

What are the cheapest Flights from Chicago to Europe?

On average you can expect to pay $1,663 for a flight from Chicago to Europe. The cheapest flight overall is $251 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Athens Eleftherios V.) is currently priced at $421.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Europe?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Chicago to Europe consider choosing Thai Airways (92%), Air India (92%) or Lufthansa (91%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Europe?

Airlines like Icelandair, United Airlines, and TAP AIR PORTUGAL fly from Chicago to Europe in about 6h 10m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 5h 25m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Chicago to Europe round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Europe is SAS. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $268 on this airline.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Europe one-way?

$251 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from TAP AIR PORTUGAL. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Iberia and Icelandair, with prices starting from $253 and $316, respectively.

Destination points for flights from Chicago to Europe

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Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Europe.
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Flight duration
6h 22m

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Europe

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Europe choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Alitalia
$300 $416 No cancel fee 81%
Norwegian Air Sweden
$360 $422 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Norwegian Air Sweden. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

WOW air
$325 $536 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by WOW air. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Brussels Airlines
$320 $563 No cancel fee N/A
Air France
$318 $595 No cancel fee 77%
Norwegian Air UK
$400 $606 No cancel fee N/A
KLM
$309 $612 No cancel fee 75%
SWISS
$264 $634 No cancel fee 79%
Austrian Airlines
$284 $656 No cancel fee 78%
Thai Airways
$596 $698 No cancel fee 77%
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