The cheapest times to fly from ORD to BLZ are

  • January 1st to May 20th (except the week of April 16th)
  • September 10th to October 7th (except the week of September 17th)
  • October 29th 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 ORD to BLZ is early March. Prices can be as high as $2123 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1142 for Tuesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Blantyre

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Blantyre (BLZ) will usually cost between $1201 to $1788 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 $1213. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1820. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $608 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1311 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to BLZ flight.

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

ORD to BLZ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to BLZ flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BLZ, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Blantyre, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $114 (7%) 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 $1337. Return trip prices are from the BLZ 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 BLZ 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 29 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to BLZ

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 BLZ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dar Es Salaam (ORD > DAR > BLZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1028
  • Average savings: $283 (21.59%)

See ORD to DAR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1170
  • Average savings: $141 (10.76%)

See ORD to JNB flights

Hack #3: Nairobi (ORD > NBO > BLZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1200
  • Average savings: $112 (8.5%)

See ORD to NBO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8615 miles or 13864 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to BLZ flight is about 16 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Blantyre?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from ORD to BLZ.


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 BLZ
Destination airport name Chileka International Airport
City Blantyre
Country Malawi
Latitude -15.7
Longitude 35


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