Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Australia

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Australia

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to SYD flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Australia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Australia.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Australia?

Users have found that booking a flight from Chicago to Australia at least 61 days early can save you up to 14% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Chicago to Australia for as little as $1,179 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,248 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Our data shows that July tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Australia from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $1,017 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $635. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Australia in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CHI to Australia flights for May, June
5 May - 8 May
$1,749pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 May - 8 May
$1,874pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 May - 13 May
$2,029pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia from Chicago found for this year
3 Nov - 11 Nov
$987pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Nov - 2 Dec
$1,017pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Nov - 8 Nov
$1,021pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Australia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Australia from Chicago, departing today and this week
13 May - 20 May
$2,145pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 May - 21 May
$3,256pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PER
Perth
PER
Perth
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 May - 17 May
$3,280pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Australia from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Australia
4:00 am - 2:55 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
31h 55m
ORD - SYD
United Airlines
$2,163
United
8:35 am - 2:45 am
Delta
2 Stops
27h 10m
MDW - SYD
Delta
$4,363
Delta
3:30 pm - 8:20 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
27h 50m
ORD - PER
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Australia

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Australia due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Australia for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Australia to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta and Etihad Airways are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Chicago to Australia are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

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

Can I find flights from Chicago to Australia for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Australia for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,075, but on average you can expect to pay $1,249.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Australia for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Chicago to Australia, 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 Chicago to Australia for under $2,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Australia within the next 7 days for less than $2,200.

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

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

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to Australia?

The most popular flight routes from Chicago to Australia are Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sydney Kingsford Smith, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Melbourne and Chicago Midway - Sydney Kingsford Smith.

What are the cheapest Flights from Chicago to Australia?

On average you can expect to pay $2,516 for a flight from Chicago to Australia. The cheapest flight overall is $577 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sydney Kingsford Smith) is currently priced at $1,075.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Australia?

For as low as $11,007, Delta can have you in Australia from Chicago in 22h 24m.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Chicago to Australia round-trip?

Currently priced at $1,243, EVA Air will fly you from Chicago to Australia and back. In addition to EVA Air, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with United Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $2,163. American Airlines flights start at $2,762 while deals on Delta start at $4,363 one-way.

Destination information for Australia

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Australia.
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Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Australia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Australia 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
Spirit Airlines
$121 $228 No cancel fee 65%
Virgin Australia
$494 $717 No cancel fee 80%
Hainan Airlines
$849 $925 No cancel fee 61%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Hainan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Fiji Airways
$627 $940 No cancel fee 74%
Qantas Airways
$199 $952 No cancel fee 74%
China Eastern
$710 $1,011 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.

United Airlines
$451 $1,060 No cancel fee 69%
Air Canada
$747 $1,188 No cancel fee 67%
Delta
$540 $1,194 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$215 $1,410 No cancel fee 71%
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