The cheapest times to fly from AUH to ORD are

  • January 8th to March 18th (except the week of February 19th)
  • August 13th to December 9th

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 AUH to ORD is early November. Prices can be as high as $1615 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $978 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1012 to $1397 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1013. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1486. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $473 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1241 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AUH to ORD flight.

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

AUH to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AUH to ORD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Abu Dhabi. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into AUH. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Abu Dhabi. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $59 (5%) 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 $1174. Return trip prices are from the ORD to AUH 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 AUH to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 3 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 AUH to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: South Bend International Airport (SBN) in South Bend, IN

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 1.09% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See AUH to SBN flights


Flight Hacking AUH 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 AUH to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $927
  • Average savings: $314 (25.27%)

See AUH to DME flights

Hack #2: Moscow (AUH > DME > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1019
  • Average savings: $222 (17.86%)

See AUH to IST flights

Hack #3: London (AUH > LHR > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1059
  • Average savings: $182 (14.63%)

See AUH to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, American, Austrian, Avianca, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7261 miles or 11685 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AUH to ORD flight is about 14 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Abu Dhabi and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from AUH to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AUH
Origination airport name Abu Dhabi International Airport
City Abu Dhabi
Country the United Arab Emirates
Latitude 24.4
Longitude 54.7

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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