The cheapest times to fly from ORD to SZX are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • August 20th 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 SZX is early September. Prices can be as high as $2337 for Monday flights during mid June, or as low as $528 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Shenzhen

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Shenzhen (SZX) will usually cost between $535 to $1633 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 $599. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $1608. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1008 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1060 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to SZX flight.

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

ORD to SZX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to SZX 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Shenzhen, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $240 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $924. Return trip prices are from the SZX 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 SZX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 57 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 SZX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) in Hong Kong

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 26.37% less expensive than SZX
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to HKG flights

Destination alternative #2: Baiyun International Airport (CAN) in Guangzhou

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 25.19% less expensive than SZX
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to CAN flights

Destination alternative #3: Macau International Airport (MFM) in Macau

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 0.38% less expensive than SZX
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to MFM flights


Flight Hacking ORD to SZX

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 SZX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ORD > LAX > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $786
  • Average savings: $274 (25.85%)

See ORD to LAX flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (ORD > BKK > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $951
  • Average savings: $109 (10.28%)

See ORD to BKK flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (ORD > SEA > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $973
  • Average savings: $87 (8.21%)

See ORD to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, SWISS, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7760 miles or 12488 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to SZX flight is about 14 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Shenzhen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from ORD to SZX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeSZX
Destination airport nameBao’an International Airport


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