The cheapest times to fly from ORD to LVI are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to June 3rd
  • October 22nd 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 LVI is mid January. Prices can be as high as $4680 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $989 for Monday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Livingstone

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Livingstone (LVI) will usually cost between $1080 to $2604 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1078. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3299. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2220 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1497 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to LVI flight.

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

ORD to LVI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to LVI flight is slightly 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LVI, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Livingstone, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $194 (11%) 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 $1569. Return trip prices are from the LVI 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 LVI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 49 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 LVI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA) in Victoria Falls

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from LVI
  • Usually 10.56% less expensive than LVI
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to VFA flights


Flight Hacking ORD to LVI

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 LVI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (ORD > JNB > LVI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1105
  • Average savings: $392 (26.19%)

See ORD to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (ORD > JFK > LVI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1333
  • Average savings: $164 (10.96%)

See ORD to JFK flights

Hack #3: Cape Town (ORD > CPT > LVI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1364
  • Average savings: $133 (8.89%)

See ORD to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Qatar Airways, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8242 miles or 13264 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to LVI flight is about 15 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Livingstone?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from ORD to LVI.


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 LVI
Destination airport name Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport
City Livingstone
Country Zambia
Latitude -17.8
Longitude 25.8


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