The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MXP are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • September 3rd to December 9th

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 MXP is early February. Prices can be as high as $1273 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $468 for Monday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Milan

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Milan (MXP) will usually cost between $521 to $1131 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $575. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1145. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $570 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $729 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MXP flight.

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

ORD to MXP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MXP 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

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MXP, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Milan, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $104 (12%) 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 $696. Return trip prices are from the MXP 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 MXP 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 6 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 MXP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Zurich Airport (ZRH) in Zurich

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from MXP
  • Usually 11.04% less expensive than MXP
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to ZRH flights

Destination alternative #2: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from MXP
  • Usually 1.51% less expensive than MXP
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to GVA flights


Flight Hacking ORD to MXP

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 MXP — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $488
  • Average savings: $241 (33.06%)

See ORD to BCN flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $620
  • Average savings: $109 (14.95%)

See ORD to LGW flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $621
  • Average savings: $109 (14.88%)

See ORD to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Dolomiti, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, EgyptAir, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4510 miles or 7258 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MXP flight is about 9 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Milan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 93 available flights from ORD to MXP.


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 MXP
Destination airport name Malpensa Airport
City Milan
Country Italy
Latitude 45.6
Longitude 8.7


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