Cheap flights from Melbourne to Illinois

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

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 Illinois 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,362, or $1,453 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Illinois from Melbourne. Prices for August average $1,332 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $874. 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 Illinois (ME1 - IL)?

When flying from Melbourne to Illinois, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Illinois in January, February 2022

The best prices found for Melbourne to Illinois flights in January, February
19 Feb. - 26 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

40h 50m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

44h 45m
$1,552

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20-1-22

19 Feb. - 26 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

40h 35m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

48h 45m
$1,605

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20-1-22

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
$1,718

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 19-1-22

Melbourne to Illinois 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Illinois 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
$1,432

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
$1,435

Japan Airlines

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Deal found 18-1-22

27 Mar. - 2 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

36h 15m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

34h 50m
$1,481

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19-1-22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Illinois

Late deals on return flights to Illinois 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 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
$1,900

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

1 stop

37h 05m
$1,961

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 20-1-22

One-way flights to Illinois from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Illinois
26 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

3 stops

52h 21m
$3,551

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19-1-22

26 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

47h 26m
$3,580

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19-1-22

26 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

MDW

Chicago Midway

3 stops

52h 14m
$3,896

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19-1-22

Related info for your journey

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

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Air New Zealand, United Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Melbourne to Illinois have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Illinois for under $1,500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Japan Airlines for just $1,432, but on average you can expect to pay $1,612.

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

There are currently 15+ open flights from Melbourne to Illinois within the next 7 days for less than $1,900.

What are the most popular routes from Melbourne to Illinois?

When deciding which route to take from Melbourne to Illinois, consider Melbourne - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Melbourne - Chicago Midway or Melbourne - Lambert-St Louis, as they are the most popular.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Illinois?

While on average a flight from Melbourne to Illinois is generally $1,821, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $1,397. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Chicago O'Hare Intl), you can expect to pay $1,606 for that flight.

Can I fly to Illinois from Melbourne right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Illinois

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

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 Illinois.

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

Can I fly back to Melbourne from Illinois?

Returning to Melbourne from Illinois

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

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

Destination points for flights from Melbourne to Illinois

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Top 7 airlines flying from Melbourne to Illinois

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Illinois choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$914
Average$1,357
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$957
Average$1,659
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
Cheapest$968
Average$1,251
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$995
Average$1,279
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$1,123
Average$1,414
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$1,216
Average$1,778
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
Cheapest$1,400
Average$1,694
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety