The cheapest times to fly from DLC to ORD are

  • February 5th to April 22nd
  • June 4th to June 24th
  • August 27th to November 25th (except the week of November 5th)

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 DLC to ORD is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2513 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $516 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Dalian (DLC) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $710 to $1621 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $752. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1827. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1075 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1087 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DLC to ORD flight.

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

DLC to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DLC to ORD flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Dalian. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Dalian. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $78 (7%) 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 $1118. Return trip prices are from the ORD to DLC 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 DLC 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 12 hour 46 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (DLC > JFK > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $907
  • Average savings: $181 (16.61%)

See DLC to SEA flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (DLC > SEA > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $975
  • Average savings: $113 (10.35%)

See DLC to JFK flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (DLC > LAX > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1017
  • Average savings: $71 (6.49%)

See DLC to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, American, ANA, Asiana, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6545 miles or 10533 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DLC to ORD flight is about 12 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Dalian and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from DLC to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DLC
Origination airport name Zhoushuizi Airport
City Dalian
Country China
Latitude 39
Longitude 121.5

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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