The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SZG are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 SZG is early February. Prices can be as high as $1794 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $680 for Monday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Salzburg

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Salzburg (SZG) will usually cost between $705 to $1583 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $846. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1565. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $719 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1146 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SZG flight.

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

ORD to SZG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SZG 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 $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Salzburg, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $161 (13%) 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 $1015. Return trip prices are from the SZG 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 SZG 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 14 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 SZG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Muenchen Airport (MUC) in Munich

  • 68 miles (109 km) away from SZG
  • Usually 43.89% less expensive than SZG
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MUC flights

Destination alternative #2: Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Ljubljana

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from SZG
  • Usually 25.04% less expensive than SZG
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to LJU flights

Destination alternative #3: Trieste Airport (TRS) in Trieste

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from SZG
  • Usually 13.53% less expensive than SZG
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to TRS flights


Flight Hacking ORD to SZG

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 SZG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (ORD > LGW > SZG)

  • Price for both tickets: $679
  • Average savings: $467 (40.75%)

See ORD to LGW flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $687
  • Average savings: $460 (40.1%)

See ORD to LHR flights

Hack #3: Stockholm (ORD > ARN > SZG)

  • Price for both tickets: $704
  • Average savings: $442 (38.57%)

See ORD to ARN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, El Al, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4585 miles or 7379 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SZG flight is about 9 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Salzburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from ORD to SZG.


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 SZG
Destination airport name Salzburg Airport
City Salzburg
Country Austria
Latitude 47.8
Longitude 13


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