The cheapest times to fly from LLW to ORD are

  • January 15th to July 15th

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 LLW to ORD is early March. Prices can be as high as $2337 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $1415 for Tuesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Lilongwe (LLW) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1490 to $1941 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $1550. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1910. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $360 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1595 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LLW to ORD flight.

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

LLW to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LLW to ORD flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Lilongwe. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 LLW. Thursdays 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 $329 (18%) 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 $1533. Return trip prices are from the ORD to LLW 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 LLW 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 16 hour 14 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Nairobi (LLW > NBO > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1297
  • Average savings: $299 (18.71%)

See LLW to JNB flights

Hack #2: Johannesburg (LLW > JNB > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1310
  • Average savings: $285 (17.87%)

See LLW to NBO flights

Hack #3: Addis Ababa (LLW > ADD > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1449
  • Average savings: $147 (9.18%)

See LLW to ADD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, Finnair, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8469 miles or 13630 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LLW to ORD flight is about 16 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Lilongwe 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 LLW to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LLW
Origination airport name Kamuzu International Airport
City Lilongwe
Country Malawi
Latitude -13.8
Longitude 33.8

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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