The cheapest times to fly from RUH to ORD are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 27th to November 25th

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 RUH to ORD is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1475 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $748 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Riyadh (RUH) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $806 to $1245 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $791. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1249. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $458 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $969 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RUH to ORD flight.

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

RUH to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RUH to ORD flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Riyadh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $105 (10%) 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 $938. Return trip prices are from the ORD to RUH 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 RUH to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 33 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RUH to ORD

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 RUH to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (RUH > IST > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $888
  • Average savings: $82 (8.41%)

See RUH to SAW flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (RUH > SAW > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $899
  • Average savings: $71 (7.28%)

See RUH to IST flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, MEA, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6978 miles or 11230 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RUH to ORD flight is about 13 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Riyadh and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from RUH to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RUH
Origination airport name King Khalid International Airport
City Riyadh
Country Saudi Arabia
Latitude 25
Longitude 46.7

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


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