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Chicago (CHI) to 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 January, February 2021

26 Jan - 11 Feb
$3,415pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Feb - 23 Mar
$3,419pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Feb - 18 Mar
$3,420pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Australia 2021 flight deals

5 Apr - 23 Apr
$925pp
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
10 Apr - 24 Apr
$935pp
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
1 May - 8 May
$943pp
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

5 Feb - 16 Feb
$6,590pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Feb - 16 Feb
$6,663pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Feb - 12 Feb
$7,586pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Australia from Chicago

9:20 am - 6:10 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
41h 50m
ORD - SYD
Multiple Airlines
$716
Flyus
9:20 am - 6:35 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
30h 15m
ORD - BNE
Multiple Airlines
$722
CheapFlights
9:20 am - 5:55 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
41h 35m
ORD - SYD
Multiple Airlines
$726
Travelocity

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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 $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Australia for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $925, but on average you can expect to pay $1,087.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Australia for under $900 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 $6,600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Australia within the next 7 days for less than $6,600.

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 $2,479 for a flight from Chicago to Australia. The cheapest flight overall is $304 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sydney Kingsford Smith) is currently priced at $925.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Australia?

For as low as $11,140, Delta can have you in Australia from Chicago in 24h 25m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

Destination information for Australia

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Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Australia

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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