The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ISU are

  • January 8th to April 8th
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of September 10th)

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 ISU is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $2762 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1268 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Sulaymaniyah

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Sulaymaniyah (ISU) will usually cost between $1281 to $1960 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $1337. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2099. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $761 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1441 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ISU flight.

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

ORD to ISU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to ISU 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 $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $394 (20%) 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 $1422. Return trip prices are from the ISU 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 ISU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 21 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 ISU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Erbil International Airport (EBL) in Erbil

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from ISU
  • Usually 14.71% less expensive than ISU
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to EBL flights


Flight Hacking ORD to ISU

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 ISU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sofia (ORD > SOF > ISU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1123
  • Average savings: $318 (22.07%)

See ORD to SOF flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1136
  • Average savings: $305 (21.17%)

See ORD to LGW flights

Hack #3: Beirut (ORD > BEY > ISU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1190
  • Average savings: $251 (17.42%)

See ORD to BEY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SAS, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6317 miles or 10166 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ISU flight is about 12 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Sulaymaniyah?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from ORD to ISU.


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 ISU
Destination airport name Sulaymaniyah International Airport
City Sulaymaniyah
Country Iraq
Latitude 35.6
Longitude 45.3


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