The cheapest times to fly from ORD to GLA are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 30th to June 10th
  • October 8th 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 GLA is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1050 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $518 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Glasgow

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Glasgow (GLA) will usually cost between $572 to $775 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $585. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $796. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $211 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $632 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to GLA flight.

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

ORD to GLA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to GLA 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GLA, and Monday 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 $64 (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 $622. Return trip prices are from the GLA 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 GLA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ORD to GLA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Inverness Airport (INV) in Inverness

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from GLA
  • Usually 8.39% less expensive than GLA
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to INV flights


Flight Hacking ORD to GLA

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 GLA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (ORD > LGW > GLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $592
  • Average savings: $40 (6.33%)

See ORD to LGW flights

Hack #2: London (ORD > LHR > GLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $604
  • Average savings: $28 (4.43%)

See ORD to LHR flights

Hack #3: Barcelona (ORD > BCN > GLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $614
  • Average savings: $18 (2.85%)

See ORD to BCN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air UK, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3665 miles or 5898 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to GLA flight is about 7 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Glasgow?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from ORD to GLA.


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 GLA
Destination airport name Glasgow Airport
City Glasgow
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 55.9
Longitude -4.4


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