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Fly from Riyadh to Chicago with Etihad Airways

Book flights from Riyadh to Chicago and travel from the capital of Saudi Arabia to one of America’s most fascinating cities with Etihad Airways.

Connecting at Abu Dhabi, we’ll transport you to the famous ‘Windy City’ and the many amazing attractions on offer in this landmark destination.

Arrive in Chicago relaxed and ready to explore its many sporting venues, cultural attractions and renowned local culinary scene. Stopovers in Abu Dhabi can also be arranged to add another layer to your trip. Book your flights with Etihad today.

RUH to ORD: flight facts

Journey time 19hrs 45mins

Journey times can vary depending on connections. You also have the chance to extend your stopover in Abu Dhabi and take the chance to explore the UAE’s capital.

Flight distance 7,804 miles

The shortest flights from Riyadh (RUH) to Chicago (ORD) via Abu Dhabi (AUH) are 7,804 miles (12,559 kilometres).

Your flight from Riyadh to Chicago

Your American adventure gets underway by heading east with a short flight from King Khalid International Airport ‎(RUH) to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

The second leg of the trip then takes you soaring north over Europe and then west across the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, you’ll arrive at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Illinois.

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

Flying from Riyadh to Chicago: FAQs

What's the currency in Chicago?

The currency used locally is the US dollar (USD). You can exchange your money at most banks in the city and at foreign exchange bureaus. Credit cards are widely accepted in shops, hotels and restaurants across the city and the rest of the US.

What’s the weather like in Chicago?

Chicago enjoys four distinct seasons. During winter there is a chance of some seasonal snowfall, turning the city into a winter wonderland. In spring, the days are often mild and pleasant, with the local parks in full bloom.

Summer is a great time to get outdoors thanks to warmer weather, which often extends into autumn. With plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy, Chicago will keep you entertained whatever the weather.

Top tips for Riyadh to Chicago

wrigley field game day board in chicago

A city of sport

Riyadh boasts four top football teams, and Chicago has its own rich sporting pedigree. Head to the United Center to watch the NBA’s basketball legends, the Chicago Bulls. Alternatively, make the trip to iconic baseball park Wrigley Field to catch the Cubs in action.

If it’s fast-paced, full contact sport you’re seeking, then be sure to visit Soldier Field to watch the NFL’s Chicago Bears, the famed ‘Monsters of the Midway’.

chicago cheese and tomato sauce pizza

Indulge in Chicago’s culinary delights

Chicago may be famous for its deep-dish pizza, but that’s not the only great food you’ll eat in this cosmopolitan city.

Much like Riyadh, where restaurants offer cuisines from around the world, Chicago offers a supreme range of global eateries. You’ll discover everything from Polish pierogi to Mexican tacos and Puerto Rican jibaritos here.

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