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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

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Melbourne (MEL) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CHI flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
ME1 - 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

$1,344

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$1,133

From Melbourne to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Chicago?

Users have found that flying from Melbourne to Chicago on a Friday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 51 days in advance to save up to 16% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 51 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,340, or $1,430 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from Melbourne. Prices for August average $1,310 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $860. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 54% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Chicago (ME1 - CHI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Melbourne to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 32% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CHI flights in October, November
15 Nov - 20 Jan
$2,052pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
15 Nov - 20 Jan
$2,199pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
14 Nov - 20 Jan
$2,216pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Melbourne found for this year
21 Dec - 4 Jan
$1,617pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
21 Dec - 4 Jan
$1,638pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
       
4 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
21 Dec - 4 Jan
$1,663pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
       
4 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Melbourne, departing today and this week
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$12,070pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Chicago from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Chicago
19:55 - 11:10
Qatar Airways
1 stop
31h 15m
MEL - ORD
Qatar Airways
$1,532
qatarairways.com
02:30 - 18:51
Delta
3 stops
33h 21m
MEL - ORD
Delta
$2,110
Delta
18:25 - 14:22
Fiji Airways
2 stops
36h 57m
MEL - ORD
Fiji Airways
$3,306
AranGrant

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Chicago

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 to Chicago for under $1,600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Chicago for under $1,600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,585, but on average you can expect to pay $1,672.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Chicago for under $12,100?

There are currently 1+ open flights from Melbourne to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $12,100.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Qatar Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $1,532. However, be on the lookout for offers from Emirates and Etihad Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Melbourne to Chicago for a low price.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Chicago?

The cheapest flight price from Melbourne to Chicago is $776. On average you can expect to pay $2,154. The most popular route, (Melbourne - Chicago O'Hare Intl), can usually be booked for $1,617.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Melbourne to Chicago are American Airlines, Air Canada and Cathay Pacific. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

Do I need a test to 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.

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Chicago.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.74
Average temperature for October in Chicago
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
66.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
$899 $1,335 No cancel fee 67%
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American Airlines
$942 $1,633 No cancel fee 71%
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China Eastern
$953 $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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Air New Zealand
$979 $1,259 No cancel fee 78%
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United Airlines
$1,105 $1,546 No cancel fee 69%
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Qantas Airways
$1,197 $1,749 No cancel fee 74%
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Cathay Pacific
$1,377 $1,667 No cancel fee 72%
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