The cheapest times to fly from KUL to ORD are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • April 23rd to June 17th (except the weeks of May 21st and June 4th)
  • September 3rd to November 25th

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 KUL to ORD is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1306 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $832 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $851 to $1178 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $850. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1194. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $343 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $961 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KUL to ORD flight.

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

KUL to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KUL to ORD flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Kuala Lumpur. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Kuala Lumpur. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $81 (8%) 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 $954. Return trip prices are from the ORD to KUL 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 KUL 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 17 hour 42 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from KUL to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 3.02% less expensive than ORD
  • 2-layover flights available

See KUL to MDW flights


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

Hack #1: Hong Kong (KUL > HKG > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $888
  • Average savings: $73 (7.6%)

See KUL to PVG flights

Hack #2: Shanghai (KUL > PVG > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $933
  • Average savings: $28 (2.86%)

See KUL to HKG flights

Hack #3: Beijing (KUL > PEK > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $939
  • Average savings: $22 (2.29%)

See KUL to PEK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 43 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Austrian, Avianca, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, COPA, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, LATAM, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spirit, SWISS, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, Vistara, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9287 miles or 14946 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KUL to ORD flight is about 17 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Kuala Lumpur and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from KUL to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KUL
Origination airport name Kuala Lumpur International Airport
City Kuala Lumpur
Country Malaysia
Latitude 2.7
Longitude 101.7

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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