The cheapest times to fly from ORD to HER are

  • April 16th to October 21st (except the week of July 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 HER is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $6394 for Thursday flights during mid March, or as low as $688 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Heraklion

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Heraklion (HER) will usually cost between $1084 to $6333 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1073. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $6366. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5293 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1523 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to HER flight.

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

ORD to HER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to HER flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HER, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Thursdays 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 $232 (7%) 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 $2897. Return trip prices are from the HER 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 HER can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 6 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to HER

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 HER — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $762
  • Average savings: $761 (49.98%)

See ORD to BCN flights

Hack #2: London (ORD > LGW > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $821
  • Average savings: $702 (46.08%)

See ORD to LGW flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (ORD > CPH > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $860
  • Average savings: $663 (43.51%)

See ORD to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 27 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Olympic, Sky Express, SWISS, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI fly, United, Volotea, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5625 miles or 9053 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to HER flight is about 11 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Heraklion?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from ORD to HER.


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 HER
Destination airport name Nikos Kazantzakis Airport
City Heraklion
Country Greece
Latitude 35.3
Longitude 25.2


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