The cheapest times to fly from MLA to ORD are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 20th
  • October 29th 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 MLA to ORD is early May. Prices can be as high as $1163 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $483 for Wednesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Malta (MLA) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $568 to $975 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $566. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $914. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $348 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $690 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLA to ORD flight.

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

MLA to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLA to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Malta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MLA. 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 $62 (7%) 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 $686. Return trip prices are from the ORD to MLA 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 MLA 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 10 hour 17 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $556
  • Average savings: $135 (19.49%)

See MLA to BCN flights

Hack #2: Barcelona (MLA > BCN > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $584
  • Average savings: $107 (15.43%)

See MLA to LGW flights

Hack #3: London (MLA > LHR > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $590
  • Average savings: $101 (14.57%)

See MLA to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MLA 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, Air Malta, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5166 miles or 8314 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLA to ORD flight is about 10 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Malta 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 MLA to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MLA
Origination airport name Luqa International Airport
City Malta
Country Malta
Latitude 35.8
Longitude 14.5

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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