The cheapest times to fly from AMS to MDW are

  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 15th and November 26th)
  • December 24th to March 25th (except the weeks of January 1st, February 26th, and March 12th)

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 AMS to MDW is late December. Prices can be as high as $1448 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $534 for Tuesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Amsterdam (AMS) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $540 to $878 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $562. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1063. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $501 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $595 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AMS to MDW flight.

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

AMS to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AMS to MDW flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Amsterdam. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Amsterdam. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $94 (9%) 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 $589. Return trip prices are from the MDW to AMS 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 AMS to MDW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 23 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 AMS to MDW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 17.24% less expensive than MDW
  • Nonstop flights available

See AMS to ORD flights


Flight Hacking AMS to MDW

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 AMS to MDW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dublin (AMS > DUB > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $555
  • Average savings: $40 (6.73%)

See AMS to LHR flights

Hack #2: London (AMS > LHR > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $561
  • Average savings: $34 (5.72%)

See AMS to DUB flights

Hack #3: Inverness (AMS > INV > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $571
  • Average savings: $24 (3.95%)

See AMS to INV flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AMS to MDW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, Delta, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago Midway International Airport to Schiphol Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4111 miles or 6616 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AMS to MDW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AMS to MDW flight is about 8 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Amsterdam and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 28 available flights from AMS to MDW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AMS
Origination airport name Schiphol Airport
City Amsterdam
Country the Netherlands
Latitude 52.3
Longitude 4.8

Return Airport

Destination code MDW
Destination airport name Chicago Midway International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 41.8
Longitude -87.8


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