Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Chicago, IL

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Travelers usually depart from Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh - Hanover St Bus stop, Edinburgh-Bankhead, or Edinburgh-Balgreen when they travel from Edinburgh 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 distance between Edinburgh and Chicago is 5963 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, and Aer Lingus. Edinburgh and Chicago have 293 direct flights per week.

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United Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Edinburgh to Chicago

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Aer LingusEINEINoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 5 hours before flight

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate
  • No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
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Most travelers from Edinburgh, EDI can enter Chicago, MDW, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate
  • No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for the United States
  • Mandatory travel attestation form

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • No proof of a pre-departure COVID-19 test required
  • No quarantine required
Visa requirements
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)

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

How long does it take to travel from Edinburgh to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Edinburgh and Chicago takes around 8.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Edinburgh and Chicago?
The flight distance between Edinburgh and Chicago is 5963 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Edinburgh and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between Edinburgh and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Lufthansa, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Edinburgh?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Edinburgh and London, Rome, Barcelona, Budapest, Amsterdam, Athens, Lisbon, Paris, Palma, Majorca, Istanbul, Madrid, New York, Kraków, Malta, Copenhagen, Alicante, Tenerife, Bucharest, Brussels, Warsaw.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and London, Dublin, Manchester, Toronto, Athens, Orlando, San Francisco, Hyderabad, Vilnius, New York, Las Vegas, Denver, Bangkok, Minneapolis, Riga, Glasgow, Austin, San Juan, Edmonton, Tallinn.
What airports are near Edinburgh?
The main airport in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Airport. It is also served by Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow Prestwick, Durham Tees Valley, Dundee.
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, South Bend International, Fort Wayne International, Central Illinois Regional, Quad City International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, Decatur.
What buses and trains depart from Edinburgh?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Trams.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Edinburgh and Chicago?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Edinburgh and Chicago thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Edinburgh and Chicago can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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