The cheapest times to fly from BKO to ORD are

  • January 15th to May 6th
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

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 BKO to ORD is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $2555 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1694 for Thursday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Bamako (BKO) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1694 to $2216 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $1703. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2216. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $513 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1944 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BKO to ORD flight.

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

BKO to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BKO to ORD flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Bamako. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BKO. Fridays 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 $143 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1863. Return trip prices are from the ORD to BKO 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 BKO 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 10 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Paris (BKO > CDG > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1057
  • Average savings: $888 (45.65%)

See BKO to ORY flights

Hack #2: Paris (BKO > ORY > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1125
  • Average savings: $820 (42.16%)

See BKO to CDG flights

Hack #3: Istanbul (BKO > IST > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1297
  • Average savings: $648 (33.31%)

See BKO to IST flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, South African, SWISS, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5128 miles or 8253 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BKO to ORD flight is about 10 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Bamako and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from BKO to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BKO
Origination airport name Modibo Keita Airport
City Bamako
Country Mali
Latitude 12.5
Longitude -7.9

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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