The cheapest times to fly from ELQ to ORD are

  • January 8th to May 27th
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • September 3rd to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)

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 ELQ to ORD is mid April. Prices can be as high as $3344 for Thursday flights during mid August, or as low as $1092 for Wednesday flights around mid April.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Gassim (ELQ) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1209 to $2588 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid April with an average ticket price of $1293. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $2596. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1303 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1524 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ELQ to ORD flight.

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

ELQ to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ELQ to ORD flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Al Qassim. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Al Qassim. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $307 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1452. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ELQ 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 ELQ 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 13 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $869
  • Average savings: $655 (42.98%)

See ELQ to CAI flights

Hack #2: Cairo (ELQ > CAI > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1030
  • Average savings: $494 (32.41%)

See ELQ to IST flights

Hack #3: Riyadh (ELQ > RUH > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1070
  • Average savings: $454 (29.79%)

See ELQ to RUH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, EgyptAir, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Saudia, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6800 miles or 10944 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Gassim 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 ELQ to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ELQ
Origination airport name Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Airport
City Gassim
Country Saudi Arabia
Latitude 26.3
Longitude 43.8

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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