Flights from Dublin to Chicago

Flight information Dublin to Chicago

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Average flight time, total distance 5919 kilometres

8h 30min

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Aer Lingus

Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Pal-Waukee, Chicago Dupage County, Chicago Midway and others

5 airports

This information is correct as of November 2015

Airlines that fly from Dublin to Chicago

There is one direct flight a day from Dublin to Chicago O’Hare Airport with Aer Lingus. After arriving in Chicago O’Hare, you can fly to any of the other airports in Chicago.

Terminal Information - Departing

All Aer Lingus flights depart from Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.

To get to the US, you will have to go through US pre-clearance in Terminal 2. This is a second stage of security. If you want to buy anything or eat at Dublin airport, it’s recommended that you do so before passing through pre-clearance, as there’s a much wider variety here.

To make it a speedier process, make sure you have all liquids under 100ml and inside one of the airport-provided clear resealable plastic bags. Make sure you have your passport and boarding pass ready to present at pre-clearance as well. Occasionally, there are much longer queues to get through Terminal 2 as the flights to the US are often fully booked and busy. This is especially true during summer! On these occasions it’s really important you do arrive early at the airport.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Chicago O’Hare is one of the busiest airports in the world, but it’s well equipped to deal with the crowds. You will have to queue for passport control and baggage reclaim, which can be a lengthy process. Factor in up to an hour for border control during busier periods.

When moving from Chicago airport into Chicago, you have a few choices.

You could take a half hour taxi ride into Downtown, or a train and bus. Public transport will take you about 40 minutes to reach the city. It’s around $40 for a cab to downtown Chicago, and up to $30 to catch the Shuttle Bus. The L train is seen as the most favourable option, as it only takes 45 minutes and it costs less than $5.

Once arriving in Chicago, you can connect to any of the 7 other airports here: Chicago Merrill C Meigs, Chicago Gary Regional, Chicago Dupage County, Chicago Midway, Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Rockford, or Chicago Pal-Waukee.

There’s free Wifi and powerpoints located all over Chicago Airport, as well as a Bureau de Change and ATMs. You can also grab a snack or Duty Free goods on your way out from the airport.

Practical Information

It’s recommended that you arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior to international flights at Dublin Airport. Irish citizens don’t need a visa for Chicago, but you will need to present your passport on arrival.

There is an airport transit system in use in Chicago airport, which makes it easy to move between all 4 terminals in Chicago Airport.

What to expect in Chicago

Dublin is one of the most expensive cities in Ireland, but Chicago is generally more expensive across the board. A coffee might set you back about €4 and eating out is pricey too, but transport, especially taxis, are more affordable.

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