The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MAD are

  • January 1st to May 13th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 MAD is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1034 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $451 for Monday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Madrid

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Madrid (MAD) will usually cost between $463 to $926 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $470. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $952. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $482 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $538 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MAD flight.

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

ORD to MAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MAD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MAD, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Madrid, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $59 (9%) 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 $592. Return trip prices are from the MAD 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 MAD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 31 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to MAD

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 MAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (ORD > LGA > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $501
  • Average savings: $37 (6.88%)

See ORD to LGA flights

Hack #2: Barcelona (ORD > BCN > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $505
  • Average savings: $34 (6.23%)

See ORD to BCN flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (ORD > JFK > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $508
  • Average savings: $30 (5.58%)

See ORD to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, Jet2, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4190 miles or 6743 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MAD flight is about 8 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Madrid?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from ORD to MAD.


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 MAD
Destination airport name Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport
City Madrid
Country Spain
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -3.6


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