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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.
MEL - CHI
Price
$1,134 - $2,031
CHI
Temperature
1 - 29 °C
CHI
Precipitation
17 - 109 mm

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December

High demand for flights, 35% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

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

Round-trip from

$1,134

From Melbourne to Chicago

One-way from

$1,524

One-way flight from Melbourne to Chicago

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?

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 10%.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Melbourne with a flight ticket averaging about $1,370. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $1,036. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Chicago in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 32% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chicago in July, August 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CHI flights in July, August
5 Aug - 1 Oct
$2,467pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Aug - 1 Oct
$2,474pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
5 Aug - 1 Oct
$2,518pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 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
3 Oct - 18 Oct
$1,849pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
3 Oct - 15 Oct
$1,853pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
1 Oct - 19 Oct
$2,151pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Melbourne, departing today and this week
5 Aug - 1 Oct
$2,467pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
5 Aug - 1 Oct
$2,518pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
4 Aug - 1 Oct
$2,785pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
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2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Chicago from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Chicago
18:25 - 14:35
Etihad Airways
2 stops
36h 10m
MEL - ORD
Etihad Airways
20:05 - 17:53
Japan Airlines
2 stops
37h 48m
MEL - ORD
Japan Airlines
$1,601
Travelgenio
18:55 - 04:15
Qatar Airways
1 stop
48h 20m
MEL - ORD
Qatar Airways
$1,795
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Chicago

What airport do you fly from for flights from Melbourne to Chicago?

Located just 19.3 km from the city centre, Melbourne is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Chicago from Melbourne. Booking flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Chicago should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 8 different airlines.

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 $1,903 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Chicago for under $1,903. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,849, but on average you can expect to pay $2,322.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Chicago for under $1,903 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to Chicago, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Chicago for under $2,583?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $2,583.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 29 °C on average in the month of July. The temperature in Chicago is typically hotter than in Melbourne. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Chicago?

For as low as $16,724, Delta can have you in Chicago from Melbourne in 26h 16m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Chicago return?

Currently priced at $2,292, Air New Zealand will fly you from Melbourne to Chicago and back. In addition to Air New Zealand, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from ANA and Fiji Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $2,675 and $2,689, respectively.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $1,460 on Etihad Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Qatar Airways from $1,506 and Japan Airlines from $1,600 one-way.

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 July in Chicago
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Chicago
95.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Chicago

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
China Eastern
$701 $906 No cancel fee 62%

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Air New Zealand
$720 $926 No cancel fee 78%
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Air Canada
$662 $982 No cancel fee 67%
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United Airlines
$813 $1,138 No cancel fee 69%
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American Airlines
$693 $1,202 No cancel fee 71%
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Cathay Pacific
$1,014 $1,226 No cancel fee 72%
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Qantas Airways
$881 $1,287 No cancel fee 74%
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