The cheapest times to fly from ORD to BLQ are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • October 8th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ORD to BLQ is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1261 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $554 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Bologna

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Bologna (BLQ) will usually cost between $583 to $1043 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $588. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1121. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $533 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $764 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to BLQ flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ORD to BLQ route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ORD to BLQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to BLQ flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $101 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $718. Return trip prices are from the BLQ to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ORD to BLQ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 22 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ORD to BLQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from BLQ
  • Usually 4.52% less expensive than BLQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to MXP flights


Flight Hacking ORD to BLQ

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ORD to BLQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Barcelona (ORD > BCN > BLQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $511
  • Average savings: $253 (33.14%)

See ORD to BCN flights

Hack #2: London (ORD > LHR > BLQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $624
  • Average savings: $140 (18.27%)

See ORD to LHR flights

Hack #3: Madrid (ORD > MAD > BLQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $656
  • Average savings: $108 (14.08%)

See ORD to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ORD to BLQ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Dolomiti, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bologna Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4656 miles or 7493 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ORD to BLQ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to BLQ flight is about 9 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Bologna?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from ORD to BLQ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ORD
Origination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9

Return Airport

Destination code BLQ
Destination airport name Bologna Airport
City Bologna
Country Italy
Latitude 44.5
Longitude 11.3


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