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Cheap flights from Chicago to Melbourne from $885

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Melbourne departing on 2/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
CHI — MEL
4 3月 — 11 3月1
1 adult
週一 4/3
週一 11/3

The best prices from Chicago to Melbourne are usually found in October or May, booked 12 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Sunday

Cheap flight deals from Chicago to Melbourne

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Chicago (CHI) to Melbourne (ME1). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 29 2月 2024.

Popular in

January

Cheapest in

October

Average price

$3,102

Round-trip from

$313
High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From Chicago (CHI) to Melbourne

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

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 37%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to Melbourne, book at least 13 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 595% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $412 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $2,863.

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

Our data shows that October tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $3,070 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $318. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in January.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to Melbourne in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 6% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap United Airlines flights from Chicago to Melbourne

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between Chicago and Melbourne. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 2月 2024.
Find some of the cheapest United Airlines flights travelling from Chicago to Melbourne. Come back soon if you're not finding the exact deal you're looking for.
週日 17/318:32ORD - MEL
1 stop21h 58mUnited Airlines
週一 29/410:55MEL - ORD
1 stop27h 26mUnited Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,506
週日 17/318:17ORD - MEL
1 stop23h 43mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
2 stops37h 30mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,512
週三 13/318:32ORD - MEL
1 stop21h 58mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
1 stop33h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,519
週三 13/316:11ORD - MEL
2 stops24h 19mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
1 stop33h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,526
週日 17/315:55ORD - MEL
1 stop26h 05mUnited Airlines
週四 21/312:00MEL - ORD
1 stop21h 03mUnited Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,583
週日 17/314:30ORD - MEL
2 stops26h 00mUnited Airlines
週四 21/310:30MEL - ORD
2 stops22h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,589
週三 20/321:35ORD - MEL
2 stops42h 55mUnited Airlines
週一 25/312:00MEL - ORD
2 stops40h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,612
週日 7/418:20ORD - MEL
1 stop22h 55mUnited Airlines
週三 17/409:30MEL - ORD
1 stop21h 55mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$2,430
週日 7/418:20ORD - MEL
1 stop22h 55mUnited Airlines
週一 15/410:55MEL - ORD
2 stops28h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$2,438

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from Chicago to Melbourne

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Air New Zealand for the route between Chicago and Melbourne. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 2月 2024.
Some of the lowest-priced Air New Zealand flights we've found at this time heading from Chicago to Melbourne. Make sure to examine the flight information before completing your reservation.
週一 8/413:01ORD - MEL
1 stop27h 29mAir New Zealand
週五 19/408:45MEL - ORD
1 stop24h 30mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$1,998
週日 7/421:05ORD - MEL
1 stop22h 45mAir New Zealand
週五 19/409:30MEL - ORD
1 stop25h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$2,001
週六 16/316:05ORD - MEL
2 stops26h 40mAir New Zealand
週三 27/310:30MEL - ORD
1 stop20h 25mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$2,009
週三 24/418:15ORD - MEL
1 stop22h 15mAir New Zealand
週三 8/512:10MEL - ORD
2 stops24h 13mAir New Zealand
Deal found 27/2$2,013
週三 26/617:50ORD - MEL
1 stop22h 40mAir New Zealand
週四 18/712:10MEL - ORD
2 stops32h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$2,017
週日 4/821:33ORD - MEL
1 stop42h 57mAir New Zealand
週三 21/808:45MEL - ORD
1 stop24h 30mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$2,029
週三 1/510:36ORD - MEL
1 stop29h 54mAir New Zealand
週三 31/712:10MEL - ORD
2 stops27h 03mAir New Zealand
Deal found 27/2$2,035
週日 4/821:33ORD - MEL
1 stop42h 57mAir New Zealand
週三 21/812:10MEL - ORD
2 stops25h 00mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$2,037
週日 18/807:15ORD - MEL
2 stops36h 35mAir New Zealand
週五 30/808:45MEL - ORD
1 stop24h 30mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$2,047

Cheap Chicago to Melbourne flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Chicago to Melbourne specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Prices were last updated on 29 2月 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights travelling from Chicago to Melbourne in February and March 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
週日 17/316:40ORD - MEL
2 stops26h 55mMultiple Airlines
週一 29/406:00MEL - ORD
2 stops24h 49mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 26/2$1,443
週日 17/318:32ORD - MEL
1 stop21h 58mUnited Airlines
週一 29/410:55MEL - ORD
1 stop27h 26mUnited Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,506
週日 17/318:17ORD - MEL
1 stop23h 43mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
2 stops37h 30mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,512
週三 13/318:32ORD - MEL
1 stop21h 58mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
1 stop33h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,519
週三 13/318:32ORD - MEL
1 stop21h 58mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
1 stop33h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,520
週三 13/316:11ORD - MEL
2 stops24h 19mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
1 stop33h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,526
週日 17/316:05ORD - MEL
1 stop24h 25mUnited Airlines
週四 21/310:30MEL - ORD
1 stop24h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 26/2$1,583
週日 17/314:30ORD - MEL
2 stops26h 00mUnited Airlines
週四 21/310:30MEL - ORD
2 stops22h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 26/2$1,589
週三 20/321:35ORD - MEL
2 stops42h 55mUnited Airlines
週一 25/312:00MEL - ORD
2 stops40h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,612

Chicago to Melbourne 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Chicago and Melbourne in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 2月 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights travelling from Chicago to Melbourne in February and March 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
週日 17/316:40ORD - MEL
2 stops26h 55mMultiple Airlines
週一 29/406:00MEL - ORD
2 stops24h 49mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 26/2$1,443
週日 17/318:32ORD - MEL
1 stop21h 58mUnited Airlines
週一 29/410:55MEL - ORD
1 stop27h 26mUnited Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,506
週日 17/318:17ORD - MEL
1 stop23h 43mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
2 stops37h 30mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,512
週三 13/318:32ORD - MEL
1 stop21h 58mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
1 stop33h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,519
週三 13/318:32ORD - MEL
1 stop21h 58mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
1 stop33h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,520
週三 13/316:11ORD - MEL
2 stops24h 19mUnited Airlines
週二 26/312:00MEL - ORD
1 stop33h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,526
週日 17/316:05ORD - MEL
1 stop24h 25mUnited Airlines
週四 21/310:30MEL - ORD
1 stop24h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 26/2$1,583
週日 17/314:30ORD - MEL
2 stops26h 00mUnited Airlines
週四 21/310:30MEL - ORD
2 stops22h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 26/2$1,589
週三 20/321:35ORD - MEL
2 stops42h 55mUnited Airlines
週一 25/312:00MEL - ORD
2 stops40h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,612

Chicago to Melbourne flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Chicago to Melbourne for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 2月 2024.
Have a look at some of the last-minute flights available departing from Chicago to Melbourne. Users should examine the flight details to ensure there are no surprises.
週三 6/318:55ORD - MEL
1 stop22h 50mAir New Zealand
週日 17/310:30MEL - ORD
1 stop41h 35mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$11,085
週三 6/318:45ORD - MEL
2 stops52h 10mMultiple Airlines
週日 17/317:25MEL - ORD
2 stops62h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$11,440
週三 6/318:55ORD - MEL
1 stop22h 50mAir New Zealand
週日 17/318:55MEL - ORD
2 stops38h 15mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$12,284
週三 6/313:55ORD - MEL
2 stops27h 50mAir New Zealand
週日 17/310:30MEL - ORD
1 stop20h 25mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$12,362
週三 6/312:45ORD - MEL
2 stops29h 00mAir New Zealand
週日 17/308:35MEL - ORD
2 stops30h 37mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$13,063
週三 6/313:55ORD - MEL
2 stops27h 50mAir New Zealand
週日 17/318:55MEL - ORD
2 stops38h 15mAir New Zealand
Deal found 28/2$13,111
週三 6/319:05ORD - MEL
2 stops43h 45mMultiple Airlines
週六 16/301:00MEL - ORD
2 stops56h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$13,372
週三 6/310:30ORD - MEL
1 stop28h 15mMultiple Airlines
週六 16/301:30MEL - ORD
2 stops35h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$14,536
週三 6/306:20ORD - MEL
2 stops37h 10mMultiple Airlines
週六 16/301:00MEL - ORD
2 stops38h 37mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$16,368

One-way flights to Melbourne from Chicago

Search for one-way flight options from Chicago to Melbourne. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 2月 2024.
If you're seeking multiple options on one-way flights from Chicago to Melbourne, be sure to check out these deals, which are updated often. Users needing a return flight from Chicago to Melbourne should utilise the search form above.
週五 2/818:20ORD - MEL
2 stops54h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$885
週五 2/806:35ORD - AVV
3 stops49h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,018
週日 17/313:40ORD - MEL
3 stops47h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,024
週三 6/312:30ORD - MEL
3 stops47h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,042
週日 17/321:05ORD - MEL
2 stops32h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,142
週日 17/321:05ORD - AVV
3 stops58h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,253
週三 6/320:05ORD - MEL
2 stops39h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,268
週三 6/317:50ORD - AVV
3 stops44h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,459
週二 7/513:42ORD - MEL
2 stops49h 48mPhilippine Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,502

Find flights from Chicago to Melbourne within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Chicago to Melbourne that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 2月 2024.

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Budget

$1,443 - $3,096

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Return

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Chicago O'Hare IntlMelbourne

ORD - MEL

ORDMEL

Chicago O'Hare Intl

週日 17/3

2 stops27h 25m

Melbourne

週一 29/4

2 stops24h 49m

$1,443

Chicago O'Hare IntlMelbourne

ORD - MEL

ORDMEL

Chicago O'Hare Intl

週日 17/3

1 stop21h 58m

Melbourne

週一 29/4

1 stop27h 26m

$1,506

Chicago O'Hare IntlMelbourne

ORD - MEL

ORDMEL

Chicago O'Hare Intl

週日 17/3

1 stop23h 43m

Melbourne

週二 26/3

2 stops37h 30m

$1,512

Chicago O'Hare IntlMelbourne

ORD - MEL

ORDMEL

Chicago O'Hare Intl

週一 8/4

1 stop27h 29m

Melbourne

週五 19/4

1 stop24h 30m

$1,998

Chicago O'Hare IntlMelbourne

ORD - MEL

ORDMEL

Chicago O'Hare Intl

週日 4/8

2 stops29h 25m

Melbourne

週三 21/8

2 stops23h 16m

$2,167

Chicago O'Hare IntlMelbourne

ORD - MEL

ORDMEL

Chicago O'Hare Intl

週一 8/4

2 stops32h 00m

Melbourne

週三 17/4

2 stops35h 25m

$2,207

Chicago O'Hare IntlMelbourne

ORD - MEL

ORDMEL

Chicago O'Hare Intl

週四 4/4

1 stop28h 55m

Melbourne

週三 17/4

1 stop29h 40m

$2,544

Chicago O'Hare IntlMelbourne

ORD - MEL

ORDMEL

Chicago O'Hare Intl

週一 8/4

2 stops34h 00m

Melbourne

週四 18/4

1 stop38h 50m

$2,797

Chicago O'Hare IntlMelbourne

ORD - MEL

ORDMEL

Chicago O'Hare Intl

週日 18/8

1 stop22h 55m

Melbourne

週六 24/8

2 stops35h 37m

$3,096

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Deals found on 27/2

When is the best time to book a flight from Chicago to Melbourne?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Chicago to Melbourne. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from Chicago to Melbourne may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 12 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Melbourne?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Chicago to Melbourne. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Midday
Afternoon
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Chicago to Melbourne flight should consider departing on Wednesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Saturday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Melbourne by month

Plan your trip from Chicago to Melbourne by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Chicago to Melbourne is currently $1,177 while a return flight costs $2,141. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Chicago to Melbourne (average of $133). Flying from Chicago to Melbourne in December is currently the most expensive (average of $176). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$240

February

$208

March

$258

April

$235

May

$204

June

$214

July

$234

August

$204

September

$231

October

$226

November

$244

December

$271

Temperature and rainfall in Melbourne by month

Plan your trip to Melbourne by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

MEL

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Melbourne

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Melbourne. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Melbourne. Reviews last updated 29 2月 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from Chicago to Melbourne, see what other customers have to say about United Airlines, Air New Zealand and Turkish Airlines. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.6
Very Good
78 reviews

Overall

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.8

Food

7.7

Entertainment

7.5

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

8.6
Very Good
78 reviews
8.6
Very Good
78 reviews

Overall

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.8

Food

7.7

Entertainment

7.5

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

8.3
Very Good
728 reviews
8.6
Very Good
78 reviews

Overall

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.8

Food

7.7

Entertainment

7.5

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

7.8
Good
1,335 reviews
8.6
Very Good
78 reviews

Overall

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.8

Food

7.7

Entertainment

7.5

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

7.8
Good
4,642 reviews
8.6
Very Good
78 reviews

Overall

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.8

Food

7.7

Entertainment

7.5

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

7.8
Good
1,106 reviews
8.6
Very Good
78 reviews

Overall

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.8

Food

7.7

Entertainment

7.5

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

Related info for your journey

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Melbourne for under $1,500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,443, but on average you can expect to pay $1,811.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Melbourne for under $11,100?

There are currently 12+ open flights from Chicago to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $11,100.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Melbourne is United Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,506 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Air New Zealand, starting at $1,998. These flights start at 50% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$1,502 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Philippine Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air India and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $1,955 and $1,994, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to Melbourne?

What does ORD to MEL mean?

ORD and MEL are unique codes to identify airports used in the aviation industry. They are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and are commonly called IATA codes. ORD to MEL refers to a flight route from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Melbourne Airport. This flight route has multiple associated airports, so we think it might be helpful to learn the name and codes of them as well. They are Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV), Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB), Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), Bendigo Airport (BXG).

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