Flights to Chicago

Chicago offers big-city culture, outdoor escapes and urban adventures all in one. Admire the vast waters of Lake Michigan from the Navy Pier, overlooked by more than 100 skyscrapers. Then, take a tour of some early examples of Art Deco architecture, which stand out against some of the world’s tallest buildings. And don’t forget to stop by Chicago’s iconic art installations, like Crown Fountain and Cloud Gate, known locally as The Bean.

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Be blown away by the Windy City

Fly to Chicago with British Airways and enjoy a city full of trendy restaurants and multicultural neighbourhoods.

Enjoy a classic deep-dish pizza, a Chicago-style hot dog or some local popcorn – Chicagoans mix their cinema snack with caramel and cheese corn. You can immerse yourself in the buzz of one of the city’s iconic sports games too, whether it’s at a stadium or one of the many sports bars. For something a little more melodic, discover Chicago’s musical heritage.

The city plays host musicians performing a number of influential styles of music, from jazz to blues. Whatever the reason for your Chicago holiday, you’ll have a jam-packed schedule.

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Flight time

8 hrs 30 mins

Time zone

GMT -6


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Chicago flight FAQs

A flight from London to Chicago takes about eight hours and 30 minutes.

Use our low fare finder to find the cheapest options as prices can change throughout the year. Spring and summer are the most popular times to visit Chicago, so book flights in autumn and winter if you want to pay less for your flights, but still enjoy the cold-weather activities available in the Windy City.

You don’t need to break the bank to revel in Chicago’s cultural scene. With plenty of free things to do and an abundance of cheap eats – plus a well-connected public transport network to travel on – Chicago can be thoroughly enjoyed whatever your budget.

We fly directly to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and you can access the city’s downtown in approximately 40 minutes via train. Alternatively, you can arrange to pick up a hire car at the airport or hop on a shuttle bus or catch a taxi.

Chicago is famous for its vibrant arts scene, including the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the USA, which is housed in the Art Institute of Chicago. Cultural attractions, like Tony Award-winning theatres, excellent shopping locations and the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world are also musts during your stay. You can explore the Windy City from on board a cruise ship too, sailing the waves of Lake Michigan.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit the USA. However, you will need an ESTA, which permits travel to the US for 90 days or less. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of the listed areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags in the cabin free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.


Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus


Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World


Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.


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  • Flight only prices are updated every 24 hours and are accurate when published. Flights at these prices are limited and may sell out quickly.
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