The cheapest times to fly from ORD to LYS are

  • August 13th to February 25th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 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 LYS is early December. Prices can be as high as $1633 for Thursday flights during late June, or as low as $482 for Sunday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Lyon

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Lyon (LYS) will usually cost between $579 to $1427 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $623. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1579. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $955 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1031 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to LYS flight.

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

ORD to LYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to LYS 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LYS, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lyon, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $110 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $941. Return trip prices are from the LYS 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 LYS 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 50 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 LYS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from LYS
  • Usually 30.36% less expensive than LYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to GVA flights


Flight Hacking ORD to LYS

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 LYS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $494
  • Average savings: $538 (52.13%)

See ORD to BCN flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $605
  • Average savings: $427 (41.37%)

See ORD to LHR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $626
  • Average savings: $406 (39.33%)

See ORD to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4362 miles or 7020 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to LYS flight is about 8 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Lyon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from ORD to LYS.


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 LYS
Destination airport name Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
City Lyon
Country France
Latitude 45.7
Longitude 5.1


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