The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SSH are

  • January 8th to May 13th
  • September 3rd to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 12th)

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 SSH is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $3508 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $884 for Monday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Sharm El-Sheikh

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) will usually cost between $906 to $1784 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $926. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2381. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1455 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1001 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SSH flight.

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

ORD to SSH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SSH 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 $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SSH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Sharm El-Sheikh, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $93 (8%) 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 $1093. Return trip prices are from the SSH 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 SSH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 26 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 SSH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: King Hussein International Airport (AQJ) in Aqaba

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from SSH
  • Usually 1.75% less expensive than SSH
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to AQJ flights


Flight Hacking ORD to SSH

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 SSH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Cairo (ORD > CAI > SSH)

  • Price for both tickets: $886
  • Average savings: $115 (11.44%)

See ORD to CAI flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $964
  • Average savings: $37 (3.65%)

See ORD to CPH flights

Hack #3: Madrid (ORD > MAD > SSH)

  • Price for both tickets: $978
  • Average savings: $23 (2.25%)

See ORD to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, EgyptAir, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, Lufthansa, SAS, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6364 miles or 10242 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SSH flight is about 12 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Sharm El Sheikh?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from ORD to SSH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSSH
Destination airport nameSharm El Sheikh International Airport
CitySharm El Sheikh


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