The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MUC are

  • January 1st to April 15th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 1st to December 16th

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 MUC is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1004 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $487 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Munich

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Munich (MUC) will usually cost between $534 to $802 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $553. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $860. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $306 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $643 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MUC flight.

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

ORD to MUC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MUC 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 (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 $622. Return trip prices are from the MUC 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 MUC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 7 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to MUC

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 MUC — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $522
  • Average savings: $122 (18.9%)

See ORD to BCN flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $619
  • Average savings: $25 (3.81%)

See ORD to LHR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $640
  • Average savings: $4 (0.54%)

See ORD to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4516 miles or 7268 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MUC flight is about 9 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Munich?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 102 available flights from ORD to MUC.


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 MUC
Destination airport name Muenchen Airport
City Munich
Country Germany
Latitude 48.4
Longitude 11.8


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