The cheapest times to fly from ZRH to ORD are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • April 23rd to June 24th
  • October 22nd 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 ZRH to ORD is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1099 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $430 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Zurich (ZRH) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $456 to $823 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $451. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $887. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $435 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $511 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZRH to ORD flight.

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

ZRH to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZRH to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Zürich. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ZRH. 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 $77 (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 $537. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ZRH 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 ZRH to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 57 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4430 miles or 7129 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZRH to ORD flight is about 8 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Zurich and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from ZRH to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZRH
Origination airport name Zurich Airport
City Zurich
Country Switzerland
Latitude 47.5
Longitude 8.6

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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