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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to London by plane or train

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow  •  10h 33m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to London Heathrow (LHR) ORD - LHR

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Fly Chicago Midway to London Heathrow  •  12h 41m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to London Heathrow (LHR) MDW - LHR

Fly Chicago O'Hare to London City  •  13h 14m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to London City (LCY) ORD - LCY

Fly Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick, train  •  13h 11m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to London Gatwick (LGW) ORD - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham, train  •  13h 54m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Birmingham (BHX) ORD - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Bristol, train  •  14h 52m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bristol (BRS) ORD - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to London Heathrow (LHR) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and London Heathrow (LHR) is around 10h 14m and covers a distance of around 3965 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 13m. Services are operated by American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines and others. Typically 259 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

259 Weekly Planes
10h 14m Average Duration
£233 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to London is to fly and train which costs $330 - $700 and takes 13h 54m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to London is to fly which takes 10h 33m and costs $270 - $700.

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The distance between Chicago and London is 3971 miles.

It takes approximately 10h 33m to get from Chicago to London, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 7h 30m.

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London is 6h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:55 PM in Chicago and 5:55 AM in London.

British Airways, Air Canada, Delta and three other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 2770+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to London.
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  • Distance: 3970.7 miles
  • Duration: 10h 33m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and London, England?

American Airlines, British Airways and nine other airlines fly from Chicago to London Paddington every 30 minutes.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£410 - £1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£380 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£420 - £1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£700 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£290 - £1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£450 - £1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£600 - £950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£600 - £1,300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£470 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£410 - £1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£440 - £2,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£230 - £440
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£260 - £500
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £550
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £550
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£600 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£600 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£700 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£290 - £1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
12h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£260 - £500
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £550
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £550
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£600 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Boston
Ave. Duration
10h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£230 - £440
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£260 - £500
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£600 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£450 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£750 - £1,600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £800
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £900
Train operators
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100

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