Flights from London to Chicago

London to Chicago

  • £562 was the cheapest return price from London to Chicago last month
  • Chicago is served by 4 airports. These are Chicago Midway, Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Pal-Waukee, Chicago Rockford.
  • London to Chicago is 3,968 miles
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Chicago last month was American Airlines
  • The average flight time from London to Chicago is 8h 35min
  • 7 airlines fly direct from London to Chicago
  • There are 67 flights a week from London to Chicago

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Flights from London to Chicago

This information is correct as of September 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Chicago

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and American Airlines all offer flights from London to Chicago. All of these airlines fly from London Heathrow and arrive to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Terminal Information

London Heathrow

London Heathrow Airport has a number of terminals. Direct flights for Chicago leave from either Terminal 3 or Terminal 5 depending on the airline you are flying with.

Terminal 3 is home to a wide variety of high street and more exclusive stores including Boots, Dixons Travel, Bulgari, Cartier and Cath Kidston. Food options include Costa Coffee, Yo Sushi, Strada, The Three Bells pub and Oriel French Restaurant.

Terminal 5 has a similarly varied selection of shopping options. From Boots to Burberry, Marks & Spencer to Fortnum & Mason, there’s plenty of choice. Passengers can also find fast food from places like Pret A Manger or Caffe Nero and more substantial meals from Carluccio’s or Giraffe.

Both terminals offer premium lounges for passengers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the main departures hall. The Servisair Executive Lounge and No. 1 Traveller Lounge are available at Terminal 3. They both offer complimentary food and drink and internet access. No. 1 Traveller Lounge has the added benefits of a spa, games room, cinema and family room. The Aspire Lounge in Terminal 5 also boasts a spa, Wi-Fi access and complimentary food and drink.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is located 17 miles northwest of central Chicago. The airport has a number of terminals but all direct flights from London arrive into Terminal 5.

In the arrivals hall, passengers will find a currency exchange, an ATM, a convenience store and an airport information desk offering information on local attractions and onward travel.

Car hire companies including Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis and Alamo provide a shuttle service from outside Terminal 5. The shuttle runs 24 hours a day and takes passengers to the relevant car hire centre.

Buses and trains into the city centre are also available. O’Hare Blue Line train station is located in the lower level of Terminal 2 which can be reached either on foot or via the ATS (Airport Transit System) which connects the terminals. Shuttle buses to the city centre leave regularly from the Bus/Shuttle Center which is located on the ground floor of the main car park outside Terminal 1.

Practical Information

British citizens travelling to the US for a tourist visit not exceeding 90 days do not need to apply for a visa. However, passengers travelling without a visa need to register their scheduled arrival with the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). Registration has to be completed online at least 72 hours before your departure time and you’ll need to enter your flight details and information about where you will stay upon arrival in the US.

What to Expect in Chicago

Chicago, which is known as the Windy City has very distinct seasons. Temperatures can reach up to 32°C in summer months whilst there is often up to 38 inches of snow during the winter.

The cost of basics like eating out and public transport are cheaper in Chicago than in London. You can find food in an inexpensive restaurant for as little as $12.50 and will only pay around $65.00 for a three course, mid-range meal for two.

Chicago is 6 hours behind the UK.

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