The cheapest times to fly from ASM to ORD are

  • January 15th to June 3rd
  • November 5th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 ASM to ORD is mid March. Prices can be as high as $1953 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $1142 for Wednesday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Asmara (ASM) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1190 to $1561 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $1247. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1555. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $308 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1389 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ASM to ORD flight.

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

ASM to ORD Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ASM. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Asmara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $109 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1308. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ASM 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 ASM to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 60 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ASM to ORD

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 ASM to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (ASM > IST > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1074
  • Average savings: $316 (22.71%)

See ASM to CAI flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1117
  • Average savings: $272 (19.58%)

See ASM to IST flights

Hack #3: Addis Ababa (ASM > ADD > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1275
  • Average savings: $114 (8.21%)

See ASM to ADD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7231 miles or 11637 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ASM to ORD flight is about 13 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Asmara and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from ASM to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ASM
Origination airport name Asmara International Airport
City Asmara
Country Eritrea
Latitude 15.3
Longitude 38.9

Return Airport

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


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