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Fly from Chicago to Islamabad with Etihad Airways

Travel from the United States’ capital to the heart of Pakistan with a flight from Chicago to Islamabad. Your journey takes you from the Windy City to a vibrant destination, via Abu Dhabi for either a connection or stopover.

Extending your stay in the capital of the UAE means you’ll be able to explore the rich culture of the city and visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and unwind at Yas Marina. Then you’ll head on to Pakistan’s modern and exciting capital. Book your flights with Etihad today.

ORD to ISB: flight facts

Journey time 19hrs 25mins

The fastest flights with Etihad from Chicago to Islamabad take around 19 hours. Other flight times will vary depending on your connection time in Abu Dhabi.

Flight distance 8,572 miles

Flights from Chicago to Islamabad via Abu Dhabi are 8,572 miles (13,795 kilometres).

Your flight from Chicago to Islamabad

Your flight from Chicago to Islamabad departs from O’Hare International Airport (ORD), soaring over Greenland and Iceland on its way to Europe. You’ll fly over central Europe and the Middle East before stopping at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) for a connecting flight.

The second leg of your journey takes you across the Gulf of Oman and arrives at the New Islamabad International Airport (ISB).

*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 Chicago to Islamabad: FAQs

What is the currency in Islamabad?

The currency used in Islamabad is the Pakistan rupee (PKR). Most Islamabad banks will exchange your money into the correct currency. You can also use any of the foreign exchange bureaus in the city. Hotels and restaurants will often accept credit cards.

What's the time difference between Chicago and Islamabad?

Islamabad operates on Pakistan Standard Time (GMT+5), so is 11 hours ahead of Chicago at Central Standard Time (GMT-6). During Central Daylight Saving Time, from March to November, Chicago is at GMT-5, so Islamabad is 10 hours ahead.

Top tips for Chicago to Islamabad

faisal mosque at sunrise islamabad

Visit Faisal Mosque

No visit to Islamabad would be complete without a visit to the Faisal Mosque. An incredible structure composed of ornate spires nestled in the nearby hills, this amazing structure can be visited by tourists when it’s not prayer time, and any day other than Friday. Remember to dress modestly when attending.

margalla hills islamabad

Experience hiking heaven

Head to the picturesque Margalla Hills to see everything Islamabad has to offer. Admire tree-covered mountains and sparkling waterfalls as you hike through the national park. Been to the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve near Chicago? Then this is for you.

Home to hundreds of ancient trails, Margalla Hills is the perfect break from the bustling city. Make sure you head to the peaceful viewpoint and hilltop garden for stunning 360-degree views of Islamabad.

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