The cheapest times to fly from ORD to AMS are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • September 3rd to December 16th (except the week of September 17th)

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 ORD to AMS is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1065 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $436 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Amsterdam

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Amsterdam (AMS) will usually cost between $494 to $961 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $519. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $996. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $477 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $637 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to AMS flight.

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

ORD to AMS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to AMS flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to AMS, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Amsterdam, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $67 (9%) 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 $645. Return trip prices are from the AMS to ORD 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 ORD to AMS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 23 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to AMS

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 ORD to AMS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Barcelona (ORD > BCN > AMS)

  • Price for both tickets: $545
  • Average savings: $93 (14.52%)

See ORD to BCN flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (ORD > LGA > AMS)

  • Price for both tickets: $585
  • Average savings: $53 (8.24%)

See ORD to LGA flights

Hack #3: London (ORD > LGW > AMS)

  • Price for both tickets: $588
  • Average savings: $50 (7.77%)

See ORD to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4108 miles or 6611 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to AMS flight is about 8 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Amsterdam?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 88 available flights from ORD to AMS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ORD
Origination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9

Return Airport

Destination code AMS
Destination airport name Schiphol Airport
City Amsterdam
Country the Netherlands
Latitude 52.3
Longitude 4.8


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