The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ZUH are

  • January 22nd to March 11th
  • April 2nd to April 15th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of September 17th)

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 ZUH is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2640 for Monday flights during mid December, or as low as $770 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Zhuhai

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Zhuhai (ZUH) will usually cost between $1194 to $2360 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1109. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2269. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1159 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1790 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ZUH flight.

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

ORD to ZUH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to ZUH 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 $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZUH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Zhuhai, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $213 (11%) 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 $1669. Return trip prices are from the ZUH 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 ZUH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 2 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 ZUH while comparing.

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

  • 40 miles (64 km) away from ZUH
  • Usually 56.40% less expensive than ZUH
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to HKG flights

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

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from ZUH
  • Usually 55.70% less expensive than ZUH
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to CAN flights

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

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from ZUH
  • Usually 41.01% less expensive than ZUH
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to MFM flights

Destination alternative #4: Bao’an International Airport (SZX) in Shenzhen

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from ZUH
  • Usually 40.78% less expensive than ZUH
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to SZX flights


Flight Hacking ORD to ZUH

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 ZUH — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $958
  • Average savings: $832 (46.48%)

See ORD to LAX flights

Hack #2: Changsha (ORD > CSX > ZUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1107
  • Average savings: $683 (38.16%)

See ORD to CSX flights

Hack #3: Shanghai (ORD > PVG > ZUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1125
  • Average savings: $665 (37.15%)

See ORD to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air Dolomiti, Alitalia, American, British Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, KLM, Lufthansa, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, Tianjin Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7810 miles or 12569 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ZUH flight is about 15 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Zhuhai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from ORD to ZUH.


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 ZUH
Destination airport name Jinwan Airport
City Zhuhai
Country China
Latitude 22
Longitude 113.4


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