Cheap flights from London to Chicago, IL

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Multiple carriers

£530
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Virgin Atlantic Airways

£522

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Travelers usually depart from Heathrow, Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, or London City when they travel from London 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 London and Chicago is 6350 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Lufthansa, Ryanair, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines. London and Chicago have 303 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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American Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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

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

Lufthansa on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Austrian Airlines on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Finnair on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Brussels Airlines on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

British Airways on Wednesdays.

Check-in for a flight from London to Chicago

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
LufthansaDLHLHYes0
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RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo

Chicago travel tips

1) Walk around The Loop, one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Chicago

On a sunny, pleasant day, stroll through The Loop. This is the most atmospheric area, with distinctive architecture, wide avenues, and skyscrapers. Here you will see such attractions of the city as the Calder's Flamingo sculpture, the famous Chicago Theater sign, and the Willis Tower skyscraper.

2) Enjoy the finest paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago

If you love classical art, check out the Art Institute of Chicago. The entrance ticket costs $27. There you will see many famous paintings such as American Gothic by Grant Wood, Liz #3 [Early Colored Liz] by Andy Warhol, The Assumption of the Virgin by El Greco, and some paintings by Claud Monet and Pablo Picasso.

3) Drop by the Oriental Institute Museum in Chicago, which has nothing to do with "orient"

Despite its name, this museum is an excellent archaeological collection of various items from ancient Egypt. The museum appeared in 1919 and has collected a variety of artefacts, photographs, and even a 5-meter statue of King Tut. The entrance to the museum costs about $10.

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 12/2022
Your trip summary

Most travelers from London, LHR can enter Chicago, ORD, but there are restrictions.

Departure

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

Return

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)

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 London to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between London and Chicago takes around 9.0 hours.
What is the flight distance between London and Chicago?
The flight distance between London and Chicago is 6350 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between London and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between London and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Lufthansa, United Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from London?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and Lisbon, Istanbul, Athens, Tirana, Faro, Bucharest, Málaga, Larnaca, New York, Dubai, Tenerife, Alicante, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Dublin, Amsterdam, Palma, Majorca, Tel Aviv, Madrid.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Dublin, Manchester, Toronto, Athens, 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 London?
London is mainly served by Heathrow. But there are other airports nearby, including Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, London City, London Southend, RAF Northolt.
What airports are near London?
The main airport in London is Heathrow. It is also served by Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Cardiff, Southampton, Bournemouth, Exeter, Humberside, Norwich, Coventry.
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, Central Illinois Regional, South Bend International, Quad City International, Muskegon County, University of Illinois Willard.
What buses and trains depart from London?
A number of bus and train companies depart from London, including National Express.
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