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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 44m

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

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to London City  •  13h 4m

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

Fly Chicago Midway to London Heathrow  •  12h 27m

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

Fly Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick, train  •  13h 9m

  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 36m

  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 21m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bristol (BRS) ORD - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from United States

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to London is to fly which costs $260 - $600 and takes 10h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to London is to fly which takes 10h 44m and costs $260 - $600.

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The distance between Chicago and London is 3971 miles.

It takes approximately 10h 44m 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 40m.

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London is 6h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 03:08 in Chicago and 09:08 in London.

American Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus and six other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 4677+ 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 44m

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

British Airways, American Airlines and 11 other airlines fly from Chicago to London Paddington hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£360 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£260 - £1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£350 - £1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £900
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Philadelphia, Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Rome
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£270 - £1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£310 - £800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via London Heathrow, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£250 - £750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£360 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £900
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£360 - £900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£310 - £800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via London Heathrow, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£250 - £750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£320 - £800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£370 - £1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Boston
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£360 - £700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£360 - £850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £800
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £410
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £440
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£240 - £800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£360 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £900
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via Rome
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£270 - £1,100
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£360 - £850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £800
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£240 - £800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£370 - £1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£360 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £900
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£300 - £700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£360 - £850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £800
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£240 - £800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Vienna
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£300 - £900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Flights from Chicago Midway to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £650
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£440 - £1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£320 - £800
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 48m
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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