The cheapest times to fly from ORD to FRA are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • October 1st to December 16th

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 FRA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1006 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $494 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Frankfurt

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Frankfurt (FRA) will usually cost between $531 to $841 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 $543. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $895. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $352 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $645 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to FRA flight.

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

ORD to FRA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to FRA 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FRA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $68 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $625. Return trip prices are from the FRA 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 FRA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 47 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to FRA

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 FRA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $536
  • Average savings: $109 (16.9%)

See ORD to BCN flights

Hack #2: Madrid (ORD > MAD > FRA)

  • Price for both tickets: $630
  • Average savings: $16 (2.4%)

See ORD to MAD flights

Hack #3: London (ORD > LHR > FRA)

  • Price for both tickets: $644
  • Average savings: $2 (0.23%)

See ORD to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, TUI fly, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4331 miles or 6970 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to FRA flight is about 8 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Frankfurt?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from ORD to FRA.


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 FRA
Destination airport name Frankfurt Main Airport
City Frankfurt
Country Germany
Latitude 50
Longitude 8.6


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