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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  12h 57m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MAD - ORD

$251 - $566

4 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  15h 15m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MAD - MDW

$371 - $1,116

Fly to South Bend, train  •  19h 27m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to South Bend (SBN) MAD - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.

$352 - $1,026

Fly to Milwaukee, train  •  17h 14m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milwaukee (MKE) MAD - MKE
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee to Chicago Union Station

$306 - $900

Fly to Kalamazoo, train  •  19h 52m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Kalamazoo (AZO) MAD - AZO
  2. Take the train from Kalamazoo to Chicago Union Station

$369 - $1,056

Madrid (MAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) flights

The flight time between Madrid (MAD) and Chicago O'Hare (ORD) is around 13h 57m and covers a distance of around 4214 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 9h 40m. Services are operated by Iberia, TAP Portugal, United Airlines and others. Typically 210 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
13h 57m
Fastest flight journey time:
9h 40m
Flight distance:
4214 miles
Flights per week:
210
Cheapest price:
$358
Carbon emissions:
1367 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid (MAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) flight schedules

Spain → United States
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The most affordable way to get from Madrid to Chicago is to fly, which costs €200 - €470 and takes 12h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Chicago is to fly which costs €200 - €470 and takes 12h 57m.

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The distance between Madrid and Chicago is 4203 miles.

It takes approximately 12h 57m to get from Madrid to Chicago, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 9h 40m.

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Chicago is 7h behind Madrid. It is currently 5:22 PM in Madrid and 10:22 AM in Chicago.

Iberia, TAP Portugal, Air France and seven other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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  • Distance: 4203 miles
  • Duration: 12h 57m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Chicago, IL, USA?

Iberia, TAP Portugal and 13 other airlines fly from Madrid to Chicago hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 24m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Chicago Midway via Amsterdam Schiphol, Detroit
Ave. Duration
16h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Chicago Midway via Paris CDG, Detroit
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
17h 43m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $900
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Paris CDG, Detroit
Ave. Duration
16h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Amsterdam Schiphol, Detroit
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
18h 17m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
18h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Paris CDG, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
15h 38m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Amsterdam Schiphol, Detroit
Ave. Duration
15h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Paris CDG, Detroit
Ave. Duration
17h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
15h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
17h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Miami, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
18h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
18h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Miami
Ave. Duration
19h 11m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via London Heathrow, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Barcelona, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 49m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 24m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to South Bend via Frankfurt, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Frankfurt, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via London Heathrow, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Barcelona, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via London Heathrow, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 24m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Paris CDG, Detroit
Ave. Duration
16h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago Midway via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Chicago Midway via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Chicago Midway via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Chicago Midway via Miami
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Milwaukee via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Kalamazoo via Frankfurt, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Chicago O'Hare via Zurich
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $4,800
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Kalamazoo to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70

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