The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MRS are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 20th to March 4th (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 MRS is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $1687 for Thursday flights during early April, or as low as $529 for Wednesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Marseille

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Marseille (MRS) will usually cost between $647 to $1422 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 $691. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $1419. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $728 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1075 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MRS flight.

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

ORD to MRS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MRS 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

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Marseille, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $152 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $998. Return trip prices are from the MRS 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 MRS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 0 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 MRS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Nice Cote D Azur Airport (NCE) in Nice

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from MRS
  • Usually 29.92% less expensive than MRS
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to NCE flights


Flight Hacking ORD to MRS

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 MRS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $500
  • Average savings: $575 (53.51%)

See ORD to BCN flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $615
  • Average savings: $460 (42.81%)

See ORD to LHR flights

Hack #3: London (ORD > LGW > MRS)

  • Price for both tickets: $652
  • Average savings: $423 (39.32%)

See ORD to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, El Al, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4456 miles or 7171 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MRS flight is about 9 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Marseille?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from ORD to MRS.


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 MRS
Destination airport name Marseille Provence Airport
City Marseille
Country France
Latitude 43.4
Longitude 5.2


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