The cheapest times to fly from EBL to ORD are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • August 6th to December 2nd (except the week of August 13th)

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 EBL to ORD is late September. Prices can be as high as $1942 for Friday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1376 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Erbil (EBL) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1432 to $1716 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $1447. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1773. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $325 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1565 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EBL to ORD flight.

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

EBL to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the EBL to ORD flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Erbil. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into EBL. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Erbil. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $60 (4%) 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 $1543. Return trip prices are from the ORD to EBL 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 EBL 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 12 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $886
  • Average savings: $679 (43.39%)

See EBL to SAW flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (EBL > SAW > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $899
  • Average savings: $667 (42.59%)

See EBL to IST flights

Hack #3: Ankara (EBL > ESB > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1012
  • Average savings: $553 (35.34%)

See EBL to ESB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from EBL 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, Austrian, British Airways, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6236 miles or 10036 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Erbil and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from EBL to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code EBL
Origination airport name Erbil International Airport
City Erbil
Country Iraq
Latitude 36.2
Longitude 43.9

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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