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How to find the cheapest flight from
Australia to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best null to CHI flight in 2021: compare Australia to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Australia to Chicago (AU - CHI)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Australia to Chicago as you normally would.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to Chicago?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in January. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Australia in February are about $1,411 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $1,067.

Cheap flights from Australia to Chicago in December, January 2022

The best prices found for Australia to CHI flights in December, January
13 Jan - 24 Feb
$1,578pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
13 Jan - 24 Feb
$1,657pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
       
4 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
13 Jan - 24 Feb
$1,727pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
       
4 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Australia to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Australia found for this year
9 Dec - 1 Jan
$1,885pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
ANA
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ANA
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3 Dec - 10 Dec
$1,888pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
2 Dec - 10 Dec
$1,938pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
ANA
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ANA
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Australia to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Australia, departing today and this week
9 Dec - 1 Jan
$1,885pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
ANA
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ANA
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Dec - 1 Jan
$1,956pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
12 Dec - 1 Jan
$1,958pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
ANA
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ANA
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Chicago from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to Chicago
17:20 - 12:25
Finnair
2 stops
36h 05m
SYD - ORD
Finnair
$1,514
SmartFares
06:15 - 14:14
Japan Airlines
2 stops
48h 59m
SYD - ORD
Japan Airlines
$1,941
mytrip.com
08:30 - 18:51
Delta
2 stops
27h 21m
SYD - ORD
Delta
$1,945
Delta

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Australia</span> to <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Australia to Chicago

Which airlines flying from Australia to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Australia to Chicago have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Air New Zealand, United Airlines, and Air Canada are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Air New Zealand with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Australia to Chicago for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to Chicago for under $1,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Japan Airlines for just $1,382, but on average you can expect to pay $1,501.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to Chicago for under $1,900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Australia to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $1,900.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Australia to Chicago one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Finnair, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $1,449. Delta flights start at $1,652 while deals on Japan Airlines start at $1,941 one-way.

What are the most popular routes from Australia to Chicago?

Most travellers choose Melbourne - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Sydney Kingsford Smith - Chicago O'Hare Intl or Sydney Kingsford Smith - Chicago Midway when deciding on the best route from Australia to Chicago.

What are the cheapest flights from Australia to Chicago?

While on average a flight from Australia to Chicago is generally $1,226, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $683. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Chicago O'Hare Intl), you can expect to pay $1,391 for that flight.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Australia to Chicago?

American Airlines, Air Canada and Cathay Pacific are the most popular airlines when flying from Australia to Chicago.

COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Australia?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Chicago

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Do I need a test to fly back to Australia from Chicago?

Returning to Australia from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

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Departure points for flights from Australia to Chicago

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Australia to Chicago.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.72
Average temperature for December in Chicago
3.0 °C
Avg rainfall for December in Chicago
31.0 mm

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 10 airlines flying from Australia to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Australia to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
$926 $1,455 No cancel fee 67%
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Air New Zealand
$956 $1,446 No cancel fee 78%
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American Airlines
$971 $1,910 No cancel fee 71%
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China Eastern
$982 $1,231 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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United Airlines
$1,054 $1,510 No cancel fee 69%
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Korean Air
$1,125 $1,433 No cancel fee 81%
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Qantas Airways
$1,130 $1,624 No cancel fee 74%
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ANA
$1,206 $1,844 No cancel fee 80%
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Cathay Pacific
$1,284 $1,678 No cancel fee 72%
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Japan Airlines
$1,365 $1,654 No cancel fee 79%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Japan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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