The cheapest times to fly from KOI to ORD are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • April 30th to May 13th
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 KOI to ORD is early February. Prices can be as high as $3753 for Saturday flights during early April, or as low as $576 for Monday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Kirkwall (KOI) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $577 to $2079 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $578. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $1222. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $644 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $744 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KOI to ORD flight.

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

KOI to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KOI to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Kirkwall. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 KOI. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $379 (28%) 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 $729. Return trip prices are from the ORD to KOI 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 KOI to ORD can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 32 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Inverness (KOI > INV > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $550
  • Average savings: $194 (26.08%)

See KOI to ABZ flights

Hack #2: Aberdeen (KOI > ABZ > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $588
  • Average savings: $156 (20.97%)

See KOI to INV flights

Hack #3: Edinburgh (KOI > EDI > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $736
  • Average savings: $8 (1.08%)

See KOI to EDI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, British Airways, Loganair, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3638 miles or 5855 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KOI to ORD flight is about 7 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Kirkwall and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from KOI to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KOI
Origination airport name Kirkwall Airport
City Kirkwall
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 59
Longitude -2.9

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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