The cheapest times to fly from ORD to KIV are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the weeks of March 19th and April 16th)
  • October 1st 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 KIV is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $1255 for Sunday flights during late May to early June, or as low as $889 for Monday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Chisinau

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Kishinev (KIV) will usually cost between $889 to $1255 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 $907. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May to early June, with an average price of $1246. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $340 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $959 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to KIV flight.

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

ORD to KIV Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to KIV flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KIV, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Sundays 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 $38 (4%) 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 $993. Return trip prices are from the KIV 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 KIV can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 18 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 KIV while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Odessa International Airport (ODS) in Odessa

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from KIV
  • Usually 19.92% less expensive than KIV
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to ODS flights

Destination alternative #2: Iasi International Airport (IAS) in Iasi

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from KIV
  • Usually 0.63% less expensive than KIV
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to IAS flights


Flight Hacking ORD to KIV

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 KIV — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $665
  • Average savings: $295 (30.71%)

See ORD to BCN flights

Hack #2: Copenhagen (ORD > CPH > KIV)

  • Price for both tickets: $704
  • Average savings: $255 (26.59%)

See ORD to CPH flights

Hack #3: Madrid (ORD > MAD > KIV)

  • Price for both tickets: $796
  • Average savings: $164 (17.05%)

See ORD to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Air Moldova, Alitalia, Austrian, Belavia, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, S7, SWISS, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5179 miles or 8335 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to KIV flight is about 10 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Kishinev?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from ORD to KIV.


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 KIV
Destination airport name Chisinau International Airport
City Kishinev
Country Moldova
Latitude 46.9
Longitude 28.9


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