The cheapest times to fly from ORD to DLC are

  • January 1st to February 18th (except the weeks of January 15th and February 5th)
  • March 19th to April 22nd
  • August 20th 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 ORD to DLC is late September. Prices can be as high as $2816 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $547 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Dalian

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Dalian (DLC) will usually cost between $676 to $1603 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $664. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1821. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1157 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1098 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to DLC flight.

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

ORD to DLC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to DLC flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Dalian, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $78 (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 $1069. Return trip prices are from the DLC 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 DLC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 46 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to DLC

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 DLC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ORD > LAX > DLC)

  • Price for both tickets: $881
  • Average savings: $217 (19.73%)

See ORD to LAX flights

Hack #2: Beijing (ORD > PEK > DLC)

  • Price for both tickets: $965
  • Average savings: $133 (12.07%)

See ORD to PEK flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (ORD > SEA > DLC)

  • Price for both tickets: $980
  • Average savings: $118 (10.71%)

See ORD to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6545 miles or 10533 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to DLC flight is about 12 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Dalian?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 89 available flights from ORD to DLC.


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 DLC
Destination airport name Zhoushuizi Airport
City Dalian
Country China
Latitude 39
Longitude 121.5


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