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Fly from Chicago to Delhi with Etihad Airways

Book flights from Chicago to Delhi with Etihad and discover an iconic Indian city’s deep and fascinating history.

Treasures such as the Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb await your arrival. You can also pass through the spectacular India Gate war memorial and its magnificent arch during your stay.

There’s the spectacular Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple to discover too, both with their own unique take on Indian architecture. Experience it all when you travel to this remarkable destination.

ORD to DEL: flight facts

Journey time 19hrs 25mins

The fastest journeys from Chicago to Delhi take around 19-and-a-half hours, with a connection in Abu Dhabi. Here you have the option to extend your transfer into a mini-break – and enjoy the landmarks, beaches and restaurants of the UAE’s dazzling capital.

Flight distance 8,724 miles

The journey from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) via Abu Dhabi (AUH) covers 8,724 miles (14,040 kilometres).

Your flight from Chicago to Delhi

Flights from Chicago (ORD) to Delhi (DEL) begin by soaring over Canada, crossing the Atlantic Ocean and heading south past eastern Europe to reach Abu Dhabi.

Extend your connection here to discover the wonders of the UAE’s capital en route to your destination. Once you continue, it’s just a short trip across the Arabian Sea and western India, before your flight touches down in delightful Delhi.

*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 Delhi: FAQs

What food is Delhi known for?

The Indian city is famous for its flavoursome, spicy curries and street food. Be sure to try butter chicken in Delhi – it’s one of the destination’s signature meat dishes.

Chaat is the street snack of choice here meanwhile. It’s a savoury treat that can be sweet, tangy or spicy depending on the accompanying chutney.

What's the weather like in Delhi?

The Delhi region has a subtropical climate with bright hot summers. It’s cooler from November through to March when it’s likely to be still warm and sunny, with less rain.

April to October sees temperatures soar, while the rainy season runs from June to September.

Top tips for Chicago to Delhi

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Eat sumptuous street food

Chicago may be all about its food halls, but the street food in Delhi is nothing short of legendary. Head to the Chandni Chowk district in Old Delhi, flanked by the legendary Red Fort, for a selection of delicious dishes.

Tuck into golgappe, similar to pani-puri (fried puffed dough filled with chickpeas and spicy potatoes), parathas (filled fried breads) and sizzling kebabs.

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Travel through time

Though designed by an Indian architect, Chicago’s own Cloud Gate is far from the historic buildings you’ll find when you visit Delhi.

A culmination of empires spanning ages, Delhi’s architecture incorporates grand designs with terracotta stylings and ornate detail, from tall domes to scalloped window frames. Stand in awe of Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid Mosque and Humayun’s Tomb.

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