The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SJJ are

  • January 22nd to April 8th (except the week of March 19th)
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 SJJ is early September. Prices can be as high as $1494 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $741 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Sarajevo

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Sarajevo (SJJ) will usually cost between $750 to $1316 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $746. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1408. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $662 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $780 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SJJ flight.

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

ORD to SJJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SJJ 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

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SJJ, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Sarajevo, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $73 (8%) 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 $839. Return trip prices are from the SJJ 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 SJJ 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 54 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 SJJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) in Dubrovnik

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from SJJ
  • Usually 1.03% less expensive than SJJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to DBV flights


Flight Hacking ORD to SJJ

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 SJJ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Stockholm (ORD > ARN > SJJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $715
  • Average savings: $66 (8.4%)

See ORD to ARN flights

Hack #2: Copenhagen (ORD > CPH > SJJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $721
  • Average savings: $59 (7.56%)

See ORD to CPH flights

Hack #3: Gothenburg (ORD > GOT > SJJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $744
  • Average savings: $36 (4.62%)

See ORD to GOT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4957 miles or 7977 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SJJ flight is about 9 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Sarajevo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from ORD to SJJ.


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 SJJ
Destination airport name Sarajevo Airport
City Sarajevo
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Latitude 43.8
Longitude 18.3


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