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Fly from Chicago to Kolkata with Etihad Airways

Book flights from Chicago to Kolkata with Etihad and trade steely modern skyscrapers for grand Bengali temples in India’s third-largest city.

Explore the cultural treasures Kolkata has to offer, such as the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and the grand Victoria Memorial – both offering a window into the past and present of the city.

There’s a modern side to Kolkata to explore too, with Science City Kolkata and New Town Eco Park – the biggest urban green space in India.

ORD to CCU: flight facts

Journey time 19hrs 25mins

Our shortest journeys from Chicago to Kolkata are around 19 hours. But total travel time will depend on your connection in Abu Dhabi.

Flight distance 9,453 miles

Flights from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Kolkata Airport (CCU) via Abu Dhabi (AUH) cover a distance of 9,453 miles (15,213 kilometres).

Your flight from Chicago to Kolkata

Your journey from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Kolkata Airport (CCU) begins when you take to the skies above the eastern USA and Canada, crossing the Atlantic Ocean and much of Scandinavia.

You’ll then head south across eastern and southern Europe to land in Abu Dhabi on the glittering Arabian Gulf. Here, you can extend your stay by arranging a longer connection to see more of the city. Afterwards, a shorter flight across the Arabian Sea and India will transport you to Kolkata.

*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 Kolkata: FAQs

Where's the best place to stay in Kolkata?

To be close to the main tourist attractions, and with plenty of restaurants, shops and hotels to choose from, stay in the popular Park Street neighbourhood.

Sudder Street is popular with backpackers meanwhile, while New Market is another good option for comfortable accommodation.

What food is Kolkata known for?

While the city has plenty of superb restaurants, Kolkata’s street food is legendary. All across the city, you’ll find trucks, stalls and markets brimming with local specialities.

Try the fish curry called macher jhol, kathi rolls, mutton curry and a variety of biryanis. There are also vegetarian options available all over the city.

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victoria memorial in kolkata india

Explore Kolkata's past

The white marble structure of the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata is built at the southern end of the huge Maidan Park – the ‘lungs of Kolkata’ – and similar in size to Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

The memorial commemorates the passing of Queen Victoria. It’s home to a royal gallery, which has exhibits on the history of Kolkata, back when it was called Calcutta.

goddess idol from kali puja festival

Fabulous festivities

Kolkata offers a very different meaning to the word ‘festival’ during Durga Puja and Kali Puja – long celebrations during the autumn months, celebrating Hindu gods.

But it’s the countless colourful clay effigies of these deities that sets them apart from the never-ending festivals in Chicago. Watch them be created in specialist workshops along Banamali Sarkar Street, then settle into the festivities yourself.

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