Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chicago

The best prices from Melbourne to Chicago are usually found in August or May, booked 51 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Friday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Chicago

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CHI flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

MEL - CHI

Price

$834 - $1,494

CHI

Temperature

-5 - 23 °C

CHI

Precipitation

43 - 125 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 35% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop

Average price

$1,207

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$1,160

From Melbourne to Chicago (CHI)

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to Chicago?

Flights from Melbourne Airport to Chicago are generally found to be more expensive on Friday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Chicago?

Find a great deal and save up to 16% by booking at least 51 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Melbourne Airport to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,371.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chicago?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Melbourne Airport in August are about $1,341 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $880.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chicago (MEL - CHI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chicago in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 32% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chicago in January, February 2022

The best prices found for MEL to CHI flights in January, February
10 Feb. - 22 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

40h 21m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

30h 45m
$1,730

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 19/1/22

10 Feb. - 22 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

33h 51m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

29h 15m
$1,734

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

10 Feb. - 21 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

40h 21m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

48h 50m
$1,735

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 19/1/22

Melbourne to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Melbourne found for this year
23 May - 3 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

47h 40m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

42h 30m
$1,442

Japan Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

23 May - 2 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

47h 40m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

42h 30m
$1,445

Japan Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

22 Jul. - 31 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

35h 50m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

45h 05m
$1,517

Japan Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Melbourne, departing today and this week
28 Jan. - 18 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

31h 15m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

37h 05m
$1,894

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 17/1/22

28 Jan. - 18 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

31h 15m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

37h 05m
$1,906

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 18/1/22

28 Jan. - 18 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

31h 15m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

40h 55m
$1,913

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 17/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Chicago flights.

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

Air New Zealand, United Airlines, and Cathay Pacific are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Chicago for under $1,500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Chicago for under $1,500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Japan Airlines for just $1,442, but on average you can expect to pay $1,661.

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

There are currently 12+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $1,900.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to Chicago round-trip?

Japan Airlines, at $1,442, was found to be the cheapest airline from Melbourne Airport to Chicago.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

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

When booking a flight from Melbourne Airport to Chicago, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Air Canada or Cathay Pacific as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Chicago?

While on average a flight from Melbourne Airport to Chicago is generally $1,833, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $1,406. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Chicago O'Hare Intl), you can expect to pay $1,617 for that flight.

Can I fly to Chicago from Melbourne right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Chicago

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

Can I fly back to Melbourne from Chicago?

Returning to Melbourne from Chicago

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

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

Top 7 airlines flying from Melbourne to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$920
Average$1,366
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$964
Average$1,671
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
Cheapest$975
Average$1,260
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$1,001
Average$1,288
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$1,131
Average$1,582
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$1,224
Average$1,789
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
Cheapest$1,409
Average$1,705
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety