The cheapest times to fly from ORD to EBL are

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • April 2nd to May 13th
  • September 3rd to December 2nd

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 EBL is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1739 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1159 for Monday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Erbil

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Erbil (EBL) will usually cost between $1159 to $1481 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 $1184. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1570. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $386 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1229 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to EBL flight.

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

ORD to EBL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to EBL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to EBL, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Erbil, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $60 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1225. Return trip prices are from the EBL 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 EBL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to EBL

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 EBL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (ORD > CPH > EBL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1026
  • Average savings: $203 (16.52%)

See ORD to CPH flights

Hack #2: Cairo (ORD > CAI > EBL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1120
  • Average savings: $109 (8.87%)

See ORD to CAI flights

Hack #3: Munich (ORD > MUC > EBL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1176
  • Average savings: $54 (4.35%)

See ORD to MUC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6236 miles or 10036 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to EBL flight is about 12 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Erbil?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from ORD to EBL.


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 EBL
Destination airport name Erbil International Airport
City Erbil
Country Iraq
Latitude 36.2
Longitude 43.9


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