The cheapest times to fly from ORD to LGW are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 27th and October 29th)

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 LGW is early October. Prices can be as high as $1027 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $343 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to London (LGW) will usually cost between $378 to $927 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $380. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $955. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $576 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $508 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to LGW flight.

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

ORD to LGW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to LGW 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LGW, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. 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 $86 (13%) 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 $547. Return trip prices are from the LGW 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 LGW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 7 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from ORD to LGW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 25 miles (40 km) away from LGW
  • Usually 0.30% less expensive than LGW
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LHR flights


Flight Hacking ORD to LGW

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 LGW — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $499
  • Average savings: $10 (1.87%)

See ORD to BCN flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (ORD > BOS > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $507
  • Average savings: $1 (0.25%)

See ORD to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, TUI Airways, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3962 miles or 6376 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to LGW flight is about 8 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from ORD to LGW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLGW
Destination airport nameLondon Gatwick Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom


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