The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ELQ are

  • January 8th to May 13th
  • September 3rd to October 14th (except the weeks of September 17th and October 1st)
  • October 29th 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 ELQ is late April. Prices can be as high as $3289 for Friday flights during mid August, or as low as $1268 for Wednesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Al Qassim

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Gassim (ELQ) will usually cost between $1270 to $2392 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $1269. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $2625. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1355 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1476 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ELQ flight.

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

ORD to ELQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to ELQ 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Al Qassim, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $307 (17%) 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 $1518. Return trip prices are from the ELQ 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 ELQ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to ELQ

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 ELQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Riyadh (ORD > RUH > ELQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $985
  • Average savings: $491 (33.27%)

See ORD to RUH flights

Hack #2: Cairo (ORD > CAI > ELQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1052
  • Average savings: $425 (28.76%)

See ORD to CAI flights

Hack #3: Jeddah (ORD > JED > ELQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1061
  • Average savings: $415 (28.12%)

See ORD to JED flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, EgyptAir, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Saudia, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6800 miles or 10944 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ELQ flight is about 13 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Gassim?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from ORD to ELQ.


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 ELQ
Destination airport name Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Airport
City Gassim
Country Saudi Arabia
Latitude 26.3
Longitude 43.8


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