The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SCO are

  • January 1st to February 4th (except the week of January 15th)
  • March 5th to April 29th (except the week of March 19th)
  • July 16th to October 28th

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 SCO is mid August. Prices can be as high as $9235 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $3703 for Saturday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Aktau

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Aktau (SCO) will usually cost between $3758 to $7963 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $4170. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $6390. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2220 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4659 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SCO flight.

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

ORD to SCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SCO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.48, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Aktau, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2799 (43%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3994. Return trip prices are from the SCO 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 SCO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 45 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to SCO

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 SCO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: St. Petersburg (ORD > LED > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1086
  • Average savings: $3573 (76.69%)

See ORD to LED flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1099
  • Average savings: $3561 (76.42%)

See ORD to LHR flights

Hack #3: Dubai (ORD > DXB > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1265
  • Average savings: $3394 (72.85%)

See ORD to DXB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5984 miles or 9630 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SCO flight is about 11 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Aktau?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 1 available flights from ORD to SCO.


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 SCO
Destination airport name Shevchenko Airport
City Aktau
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 43.9
Longitude 51.1


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