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Flights from Chicago (ORD) to London (LHR / LGW)

For cheap one-way and return flights fly from Chicago (ORD) to London (LHR/LGW) with Icelandair. Leave the Windy City behind while you sit back and enjoy an easy transit at our Reykjavik-Keflavik hub before heading on to England's thriving capital, London.

Ready to escape the hustle and bustle of Chicago with a flight from ORD to London, England? Say goodbye to Chi-Town and say hello to the capital of the UK with cheap plane tickets to London! 

'When a man is tired of London,' wrote the English poet Samuel Johnson, 'he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.' Johnson wrote his ode to London in the 18th century - just imagine what he'd make of the city today!

London does, indeed, contain all that life can afford: proper pomp and pageantry, food and fashion, splendid monuments, and all the culture you can cram in. The city hums with history, and its landmarks are the stuff of legend: Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Wimbledon, Hyde Park and Harrods.

It's easy to hunt down postcard-worthy places - wander through the hottest neighborhoods, the coolest markets, leafy parks and peaceful pubs. Explore some of the world's finest museums, boutiques, theaters and nightlife. Take in a show, see a football game, down a pint of lager. As a visitor in London, you have so many options open to you: The world is your oyster.

Before visiting the London sights, stopover to gaze at the Northern Lights

Make your trip to London even more special by adding an experience you'll never forget in Iceland.

If you're flying from Chicago to London you can stopover in Iceland from anywhere between 1 to 7 days, at no additional airfare.

By visiting Iceland for longer you'll have the opportunity to see our many natural wonders. From the phenomenon of the Northern Lights to the tranquil geothermal springs at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland is your trip of a lifetime waiting to happen.

Find out how to stopover

Airport Information

Keflavík International Airport (airport code KEF) is Iceland's major airport, 31 miles from downtown Reykjavík.

Heathrow Airport (airport code LHR) is located in west London, 17 miles from Trafalgar Square in the heart of the city. Icelandair uses Terminal 2.

Gatwick Airport (airport code LGW) is located in south London, 28 miles from Trafalgar Square. Icelandair uses the North Terminal.

Chicago to London FAQs

Everything you need to know about travelling to Chicago to London

Which airports in London does Icelandair fly to from Chicago?

You can fly regularly from Chicago (ORD) with Icelandair to London Gatwick (GTW) and London Heathrow (LHR).

How frequent are the flights from Chicago to London?

There are daily flights out of Chicago ORD to London Gatwick (LGW) and London Heathrow (LHR).

How far is London Gatwick and London Heathrow from London city center?

London Gatwick airport is 28 miles from the city centre of London and London Heathrow is around 20 miles. You can take the bus, tube, train or a taxi into London City center from both airports.

How long is the flight from Chicago to London?

The total flight time including a stopover with Icelandair is 10hrs 20minutes to both London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW).

Which departure terminal do I need to go to?

Icelandair flights depart from terminal 5 at Chicago O'Hare (ORD) airport and land in terminal 2 at London Heathrow (LHR) and in the north terminal at London Gatwick (LGW).

Do US citizens need a visa to visit London, England?

US citizens can stay in the UK for up to 6 months without a visa. However, you should bring the same documents you’d need to apply for a visa, to show to officers at the UK border. 


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