The cheapest times to fly from ZAG to ORD are

  • October 8th to December 9th
  • December 24th to April 22nd (except the week of January 1st)

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 ZAG to ORD is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1255 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $482 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Zagreb (ZAG) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $503 to $1100 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $516. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1194. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $678 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $605 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZAG to ORD flight.

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

ZAG to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZAG to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Zagreb. 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. Saturdays 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 $43 (5%) 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 $639. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ZAG 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 ZAG 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 9 hour 36 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 ZAG to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 3.22% less expensive than ORD
  • 2-layover flights available

See ZAG to MDW flights

Destination alternative #2: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 0.33% less expensive than ORD
  • 2-layover flights available

See ZAG to AZO flights


Flight Hacking ZAG 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 ZAG to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (ZAG > LHR > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $599
  • Average savings: $6 (0.99%)

See ZAG to BCN flights

Hack #2: Barcelona (ZAG > BCN > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $600
  • Average savings: $6 (0.91%)

See ZAG to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Air Serbia, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Croatia, CSA, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4786 miles or 7702 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZAG to ORD flight is about 9 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Zagreb and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from ZAG to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZAG
Origination airport name Zagreb Airport
City Zagreb
Country Croatia
Latitude 45.7
Longitude 16.1

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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