The cheapest times to fly from ORD to HAM are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • August 20th to December 16th (except the weeks of August 27th and September 24th)

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 HAM is early February. Prices can be as high as $1015 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $532 for Monday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Hamburg

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Hamburg (HAM) will usually cost between $567 to $830 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $577. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $965. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $388 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $658 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to HAM flight.

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

ORD to HAM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to HAM 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 $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HAM, 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 $60 (8%) 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 $649. Return trip prices are from the HAM 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 HAM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 37 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 HAM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Billund Airport (BLL) in Billund

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from HAM
  • Usually 11.93% less expensive than HAM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to BLL flights


Flight Hacking ORD to HAM

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 HAM — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $547
  • Average savings: $111 (16.87%)

See ORD to BCN flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $626
  • Average savings: $33 (4.94%)

See ORD to LHR flights

Hack #3: London (ORD > LGW > HAM)

  • Price for both tickets: $631
  • Average savings: $27 (4.1%)

See ORD to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4245 miles or 6832 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to HAM flight is about 8 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Hamburg?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeHAM
Destination airport nameHamburg Airport


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