The cheapest times to fly from KGL to ORD are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 23rd)
  • October 8th 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 KGL to ORD is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1980 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $1091 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Kigali (KGL) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1131 to $1713 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1185. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $1735. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $550 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1323 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KGL to ORD flight.

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

KGL to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KGL to ORD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Kigali. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Kigali. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $140 (10%) 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 $1242. Return trip prices are from the ORD to KGL 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 KGL 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 14 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: London (KGL > LGW > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1043
  • Average savings: $280 (21.13%)

See KGL to AMS flights

Hack #2: Amsterdam (KGL > AMS > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1081
  • Average savings: $242 (18.26%)

See KGL to LGW flights

Hack #3: Brussels (KGL > BRU > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1195
  • Average savings: $128 (9.64%)

See KGL to BRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, Etihad, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7727 miles or 12435 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KGL to ORD flight is about 14 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Kigali and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from KGL to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KGL
Origination airport name Kigali International Airport
City Kigali
Country Rwanda
Latitude -2
Longitude 30.1

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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