The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MLA are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • July 9th to July 22nd
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

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 MLA is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1168 for Saturday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $717 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Malta

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Malta (MLA) will usually cost between $791 to $896 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $783. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $960. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $177 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $818 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MLA flight.

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

ORD to MLA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MLA 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 $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MLA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays 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 $62 (7%) 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 $809. Return trip prices are from the MLA 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 MLA 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 17 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to MLA

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 MLA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $571
  • Average savings: $247 (30.2%)

See ORD to BCN flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $638
  • Average savings: $181 (22.07%)

See ORD to LGW flights

Hack #3: London (ORD > LHR > MLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $670
  • Average savings: $148 (18.09%)

See ORD to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5166 miles or 8314 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MLA flight is about 10 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Malta?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from ORD to MLA.


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 MLA
Destination airport name Luqa International Airport
City Malta
Country Malta
Latitude 35.8
Longitude 14.5


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