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Flights to Chicago

Be blown away by the Windy City

Flight time from London

8 hrs 30 mins

Distance from London

3,953 miles

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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.

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.

Chicago flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Chicago?

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

What's the cheapest month to fly to Chicago?

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.

Is Chicago cheap to visit?

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.

Is it easy to get around Chicago?

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.

Why visit Chicago?

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.

Do I need a visa to travel to Chicago?

British passport holders don’t need a specific visa to enter the United States thanks to the Visa Waiver Program. However, you do need an ESTA which permits travel for 90 days or less. You can find out more information at the IATA Travel Centre.

Why fly British Airways to Chicago?

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.

Chicago Travel Essentials

Flight time

8 hrs 30 mins

Time zone

GMT -6


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