The cheapest times to fly from ORD to DEL are

  • January 15th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to July 15th (except the weeks of April 23rd, June 11th, and June 18th)
  • September 3rd to November 18th

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 DEL is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1497 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $777 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to New Delhi

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Delhi (DEL) will usually cost between $795 to $1273 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $814. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1393. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $579 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $891 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to DEL flight.

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

ORD to DEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to DEL 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 $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DEL, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to New Delhi, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $90 (9%) 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 $895. Return trip prices are from the DEL 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 DEL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 26 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to DEL

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 DEL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mumbai (ORD > BOM > DEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $833
  • Average savings: $58 (6.51%)

See ORD to BOM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7469 miles or 12020 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to DEL flight is about 14 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Delhi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from ORD to DEL.


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 DEL
Destination airport name Indira Gandhi International Airport
City Delhi
Country India
Latitude 28.6
Longitude 77.1


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