The cheapest times to fly from DEL to ORD are

  • January 22nd to March 11th
  • April 23rd to June 24th (except the weeks of April 30th and June 11th)
  • September 10th 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 DEL to ORD is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1487 for Friday flights during mid August, or as low as $716 for Monday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Delhi (DEL) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $833 to $1232 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $849. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $1296. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $447 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $959 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEL to ORD flight.

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

DEL to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEL to ORD flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from New Delhi. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 DEL. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to New Delhi. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $90 (9%) 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 $947. Return trip prices are from the ORD to DEL 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 DEL 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 26 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Moscow (DEL > DME > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $855
  • Average savings: $105 (10.9%)

See DEL to SVO flights

Hack #2: Moscow (DEL > SVO > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $899
  • Average savings: $60 (6.26%)

See DEL to DME flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 37 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, LOT, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, SAS, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7469 miles or 12020 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEL to ORD flight is about 14 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Delhi and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from DEL to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEL
Origination airport name Indira Gandhi International Airport
City Delhi
Country India
Latitude 28.6
Longitude 77.1

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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