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London1 stop$451
Paris1 stop$345
Madrid1 stop$356
Athens1 stop$509
Dublin1 stop$337
Amsterdam1 stop$451
Milan1 stop$441
Zurich1 stop$454
Munich1 stop$506
Copenhagen1 stop$380
Edinburgh2 stops$589
Vienna1 stop$544

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Flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to London Gatwick Airport

FAQs - booking Europe flights

  • Is Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD) a hub for any airline?

    Being a major hub for United Airlines, this airport provides access to four United Club locations and one of their Polaris Club locations. Choosing this airline at this airport also grants you the advantage of a wide selection of flights, offering flexibility in case of any issues with your original flight.

  • Will I need a visa to fly from Chicago to Europe?

    U.S. citizens enjoy the privilege of visa-free travel to countries within the Schengen area, encompassing a majority of European nations. This allows for stays of up to 90 days within any 180-day period. However, it's important to note that if you exit the Schengen area and later re-enter within the same 180-day period, the duration of your previous stay will be deducted from the allowed 90-day limit.

  • What is one of the most sustainable airlines I can choose for my trip to Europe?

    The aviation industry is grappling with a significant challenge in reducing carbon emissions. SWISS Airlines serves as an excellent example of its dedication to decarbonization by introducing solar fuels to the market through a partnership with Synhelion. To achieve its 2030 CO2 target, SWISS has made substantial commitments, including fleet modernization, continuous improvements in flight operations, adoption of sustainable aviation fuel, and investment in climate protection initiatives.

  • What are some of the European airports I can fly directly to from Chicago?

    There is nonstop service to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD), Heathrow Airport (LHR), and Frankfurt Am Main International Airport (FRA) when you depart from Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD). If you are leaving from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), there are no direct flights to Europe, but you can get one-stop flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Munich International Airport (MUC).

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Chicago to Europe?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Chicago to Europe.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Chicago to Europe?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Europe from Chicago is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Chicago to Europe?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Europe with an airline and back to Chicago with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Chicago to Europe?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Europe from Chicago up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Europe

  • Morning departure is around 16% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • A very easy way to get to Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD) is to take the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line Train from Jackson Station to the airport in around 45min.
  • On British Airways flights, passengers are allowed to bring a personal bag with dimensions not exceeding 16 x 12 x 6 in. and a weight limit of 50 lb. Additionally, travelers can carry another cabin bag, which should weigh no more than 50 lb and have dimensions not larger than 22 x 18 x 10 in.
  • Before checking bags on Air France flights, passengers should be aware that the bags' linear dimensions should not exceed 62.2 in. Economy Class travelers are allowed a maximum weight of 50 lb for their bags, while Business and La Premiere Class passengers can have bags weighing up to 70 lb.
  • When departing early in the morning from Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD), one option is to spend the night before at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport, which is connected via indoor walkways to the airport and also offers easy train access to downtown Chicago.
  • Upgrading to Business Class on Air France means you can indulge in a delightful dining experience featuring a specially curated menu created by a renowned Michelin-starred French chef. Upon boarding, you will receive an elegant comfort kit made from 90% recycled materials.
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*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

Top 5 airlines serving from Chicago to Europe

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Chicago to Europe? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
LOTOverall score based on 1515 reviews
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All good! But sandwiches for breakfast need to be warm!!!!! Not cold!!! You do not want anything cold in your stomach in the morning!… think about it!

8.0 ExcellentAnonymous, Apr 2024ORD - WAW
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All good! But sandwiches for breakfast need to be warm!!!!! Not cold!!! You do not want anything cold in your stomach in the morning!… think about it!

All good. Didn’t get the seats I booked online. Luckily, copassanger cooperated! Mistake- I failed to verify connecting flight seats details at Mumbai. Staff at Mumbai airport to be blamed equally!

The staff was good. Very friendly and respectful. The airline not so much. They aren't very informative at all.

LOT airlines wasn't the best. They had trouble with boarding and they didn't have my information on file the right way. They change last minute details without us knowing and everything was a HOT MESS. Lot airlines also lost my baggae which was the carseat and haven't responded to any of my emails.

Would have liked to have Wi-Fi on the longer flight (nyc-Warsaw)

My flight was cancelled and I went through hell to get it fixed, with no help from the website I booked it on. My reservation was cancelled AGAIN by the site I booked on without my knowledge a week later. The flight itself that I finally got on was awful. Drunk man belligerent the entire flight, I don't understand how he was allowed on the flight.

Lot still has not refunded me after they cancelled my flight to India!! Kayak had been awful at getting me this refund too. Will NEVER be using kayak or LOT again.

Tv screen not working. Food in business class was cold & not available

The customer service and the flight experience were very good!

My bag was lost despite an almost 8 hour layover in Warsaw. Nearly 12 hours after my arrival, I have not heard anything about it.

The baggage handlers broke the handle on my bag that they put under the plane that I checked on the jetway. They traded it out for a less quality bag in Tulsa. But, they said they would try to fix it. Bologna! There was no fixing that bag handle. Someone didn’t care how they treated the bag.

Flighty delayed on boarding - then group 1 had to check their carry on bags but groups 3 and beyond could carry bags on - very inconvenient for weekend business trip with no checked baggage. Then delayed on the runway - before take off. No communication from pilot on why or how long. Wifi/Entertainment didn't work for 4+ flight. Upon arrival, attendants announced wrong carousel for baggage claim - everyone was waiting at the wrong place for their checked bags. This was a mess united!

There was no screens on board AND the WiFi didn’t work. My seat was broken and couldn’t recline so I couldn’t even sleep. The flight attendants didn’t offer anything to make it more comfortable. It was such an old cramped plane, when the person in front of me reclined I couldn’t even open my tray table. All the United ads talk about guaranteeing everyone gets a screen!

Standard flight experience, but there is only power at the seat to row 20 on the aircraft, on my initial check in it did not say that was the case

Energetic crew - flight full of swiftied going to Taylor's opening show in Paris! Long lines for bathroom made out kind of suck though

I’ve had a couple flights this week on United that were delayed by an hour or more

Great! The plane was decently sized and comfortable. The staff was nice and there was great in flight entertainment

Last minute gate change nearly caused us to miss our flight. Change was not announced or displayed in the main board at the old gate. Terrible communication. When we landed we had to wait 20 minutes because there was another plane at the assigned gate. Not the crew’s fault, but adding 20 minutes to a 45 minute flight sucked.

Nothing beats ANA customer service on my opinion. Maybe because of their Japanese culture (and food). Arigatō

delay several times and wait extra long to board. no entertainment service because there are problem for some rows. always encounter some delays for the last flight of the day.

The plane was freezing cold. Normally I’m fine on planes but I needed to toss a sweatshirt on this time.

I missed this flight due to delays on my previous flight.

My husband and I pre-ordered our food, but they did not have my husband’s order, and my cheese plate was very average. I asked for a blanket and was told they don’t carry blankets on domestic routs. The flight was on time and smooth!

Original flight delayed several times and finally canceled at 2:30 in the morning. Staff at the gate was not very helpful in resolving problems or communicating why there were delays. I spent 34 hours at the airport before I could leave, they couldn't book me on another early flight even after canceling my original flight. Next flight available after my original flight was canceled was 22 hours later. I will never fly American Airlines again.

It was spectacular. I had basic Economy and was given so much space and their seats lean back so far. Staff was superb, food was superb, everything was superb, Finnair is Fantastic.

Good flights. Departure and arrivals were on time. DFW was a little problematic in that the Skytrain without prior notice bypassed the Echo terminal so that delayed my arrival at my connecting flight.

Because I can’t stand very long in one place, I was allowed to reword.

We were delayed bc ground crew gave the flight crew the wrong paperwork. We taxiied to the runway then back to the gate to get the correct paperwork that no one bothered reviewing the first time we pushed back. Boarding was rude and stressful like it always is. Gate agents and flight attendants are all over 55 years of age, embittered by years of underpayment From AA leading to their passive agressive bitchiness for no reason.

Boarding time was easy & quick. Crew was excellent. In-flight entertainment was great/easy. Seats are too small and not enough room between rows: felt like a sardine/very cramped.

5 hour flight - full flight - not enough room to use my computer - slightly delayed - Admirals club was excellent quality food, drink made up for flight seating. No food offerred on flight, you ahd to prebook.

Flight was late leaving for no obvious reason. Seat entertainment did not work. Restrooms were FILTHY. Arrived late to catch connection. Little assistance from Discover staff. Luggage did not arrive until the following day. Horrible experience.

Check in was great. Boarding seemed less organized. Flight was good.

Could not check in early online, even after multiple attempts. Got the last row when checked in at airport. Food was bad tasting and no choice at all. Comfort was poor. Overall a very bad experience. I wouldn’t fly again with Lufthansa.

I am not taking Lufthansa next time. Everything is delayed, food quality was so bad. Baggage was the worst.

Food was tasteless, service pretty bad (no water offered after dinner throughout the night); seats were narrow and tight, with very little legroom.

The flight was delayed and I would have missed my connection so I had to be rerouted on a much earlier flight.

The Lufthansa flight was delayed, and I missed the connecting flight. Lufthansa customer service have not been helpful in rebooking the subsequent flight with Air India (another airline that is part of the Star Alliance). Lufthansa told me it's not their responsibility, and Air India says the PNR is part of Lufthansa, so they are not responsible for rebooking. Lufthansa customer service asked me to contact the counter at Delhi airport, but no one was available there. I am caught between these two airlines, and ultimately, Air India decided to reschedule my flight after 18 hours. I am stranded at Delhi airport. I can't go out because if I do, I can't come back in, and I can't get past security to get food. My 3-year-old and our family stranded here for 12 hours without food and water.

I wasn’t able to make my flight due to Kayak’s inability to simply update my name on my trip from Nick to Nicholas. I would like a refund.

The flight left an hour late and no explanation. Food was basically a few snacks out of bags and tiny cup of soda. Crew was pretty friendly.

United delayed the flight to assist customers to make the connection. The Ohara customs area was overwhelm which created an issue for customers trying to make the Little Rock connection. The delayed allow several customers to make the final flight into Little Rock.

We were on flight for 7 hrs and there was no WiFi. Not really easy to use any of our electronics. Def not ideal

Plane had a navigation problem which took 2 hours to try and fix. Didn’t work so then they said they didn’t need it. Could have saved 2 hours

They canceled the flight and would not rebook us within several days

Flight delayed for 3 hours, seats were tight for international flight, broken trays and horrible service

Horrible experience, flight was delayed for 3 hours due to insufficient crew and tray was broken. Seats were extra tight for international flight and food was horrible

We have a lot to say when BA cancelled our flight the last minute and put us on Air France’s already overbooked flight; and took no responsibility to ensure we are safe and met our travels. It’s day 2 and we have not reached our final destination yet. BA took no responsibility, but were happy to keep the money! If it were not for third party ground staff at Dallas BA we would have not gotten to India. BA has a lot to answer!

They could do everything better!! From the rickety plane to the flight attendants, when American Airlines is operated by British Airways, their standards are lowered! It’s like Macy’s, operated by Walmart!!

They could do everything better!! From the rickety plane, to the flight attendants… when American Airlines is operated by British Airways, their standards are lowered! It’s like Macy’s, operated by Walmart!

Our seats were moved by ticketing agent at Chicago, so we thought we were getting an upgrade. Turns out we were put next to 4 children 2 of which cried or screamed for the entire 7.5 hour flight. It was a terrible experience for us.

The aircraft left 5 hours later than original dipartire time They let all passengers board and sit for 3 hours in a hot air plain with no A/C. Than they made all passengers leave the air plain due to some issues to the engine. Passengers received 1 glass of water the entire time . Than they boarded everyone again and took almost another hour before they took off. I bought these tickets for my 74 years old mother, Julianna Horvathne Kas and my nephew, Balázs Kelemen. Definitely going to request for a compensations!!

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