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Travelers usually depart from Athens International, Athens Train Station, Athens - Karolou, Athens - Kifissos, or Athens-Agioi Anargyroi when they travel from Athens to Chicago. Book your trip to arrive at O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station. The most popular airlines for this route are Aegean, Lufthansa, United Airlines, easyJet, and Delta Air Lines. Athens and Chicago have 364 direct flights per week.

Check-in for a flight from Athens to Chicago

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
AegeanAEEA3YesOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Chicago travel tips

1) Walk the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago, the museum and the oldest educational institution in the U.S.

The Chicago Art Institute is a complex of high-rise buildings and cultural and educational centres. This is where modern art begins — at the hands of famous teachers and talented graduates. In the same place, there is an art museum with exhibitions of American impressionists.

2) Try rootbeer at one of the bars in Chicago

Rootbeer is a classic American drink. The maximum percentage of alcohol in it is 0.5%. It looks like a potion, but many locals like it. You can try rootbeer at many bars in Chicago, like Au Cheval.

3) Taxis in Chicago are expensive, so avoid them or use apps

Taxis in Chicago are very expensive! The mounting fee is $3.25. Then you pay $2.60 per mile (1.6 km). Avoid taxis whenever possible, or use popular apps like Uber, Lyft, and Via. The latter is the cheapest one.

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 11/2022
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Most travelers from Greece can enter Chicago, ORD, but there are restrictions.


Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate is not required for United States
  • Quarantine is not required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for United States
  • Mandatory travel attestation form
Additional information
  • Health screening may be required on arrival
  • Masks are recommended in certain settings


Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)
Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory on public transportation

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United States in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular routes to and from Athens?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Athens and London, Larnaca, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Vienna, Santorini, Budapest, Brussels, Milan, Chania, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, Rome, New York, Reykjavik, Rhodes, Mykonos.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and London, Dublin, Manchester, Toronto, Orlando, San Francisco, Hyderabad, Vilnius, New York, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Denver, Bangkok, Minneapolis, Riga, Glasgow, Austin, San Juan, Edmonton, Tallinn.
Which airports are there in Athens?
Athens is mainly served by Athens International. But there are other airports nearby, including Athen Helenikon Airport.
What airports are near Athens?
The main airport in Athens is Athens International. It is also served by Kalamata International, Milos Island National, Araxos.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by Gerald R. Ford International, General Mitchell International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Fort Wayne International, Quad City International, Central Illinois Regional, South Bend International, Muskegon County, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International.
What buses and trains depart from Athens?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Athens, including City Lines, Union Ivkoni.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Athens and Chicago?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Athens and Chicago thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Athens and Chicago can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
Which airlines fly between Athens and Chicago?
Currently, you can fly between Athens and Chicago with Aegean, Lufthansa, United Airlines, easyJet, Delta Air Lines.
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