Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Melbourne

CHI — MEL
Jan 31 — Feb 71

The best prices from Chicago to Melbourne are usually found in July or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Monday and return on a Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to ME1 flight in 2023: compare Chicago to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

CHI - MEL

Price

$1,676 - $2,209

MEL

Temperature

46.4 - 68 °F

MEL

Rainfall

1.2 - 2.4 inches

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inJulyBest time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop
Round-trip from$1,676From Chicago (CHI) to Melbourne
One-way from$722One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Melbourne

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Melbourne?

Travelers have found that booking a Friday departure is the best way to save up to 35% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from Chicago to Melbourne compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $2,176. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $2,291.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, July can be a great choice for travel to Melbourne. Flights to Melbourne from Chicago in July are about $1,918 on average during July, but can be found for as low as $1,328.

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

When flying from Chicago to Melbourne, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 9% versus a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Melbourne in January, February 2023

The best prices found for CHI to Melbourne flights for January, February
Feb 24 - Mar 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

37h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

25h 06m
$1,137

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 24 - Mar 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

37h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

3 stops

41h 26m
$1,169

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 23 - Mar 2
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

37h 30m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

25h 26m
$1,213

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Chicago to Melbourne 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Chicago found for this year
Feb 24 - Mar 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

37h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

25h 06m
$1,137

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 24 - Mar 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

37h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

3 stops

41h 26m
$1,169

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 23 - Mar 2
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

37h 30m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

25h 26m
$1,213

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Chicago to Melbourne

Feb 1 - Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

26h 11m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

28h 25m
$2,526

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 1 - Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

23h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

39h 15m
$2,539

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 1 - Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

23h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

24h 34m
$2,793

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Cheap Japan Airlines flights from Chicago to Melbourne

Feb 5 - Feb 14
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

66h 00m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

42h 25m
$2,974

Japan Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 3 - Feb 14
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

25h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

42h 25m
$2,984

Japan Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 3 - Feb 14
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

30h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

42h 25m
$2,988

Japan Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Last minute flights from Chicago to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Chicago, departing today and this week
Feb 4 - Feb 15
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

33h 32m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

20h 50m
$2,472

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 1 - Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

26h 11m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

28h 25m
$2,526

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 1 - Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

23h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

39h 15m
$2,539

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

One-way flights to Melbourne from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Melbourne
Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

42h 10m
$722

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

40h 05m
$730

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Mar 4
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

36h 58m
$744

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Melbourne

Qantas Airways
7.0
Good
110 reviews

Comfort

7.1

Food

6.5

Crew

8.0

Overall

7.0

Boarding

7.4

Entertainment

6.8

Reviews

1 / 10

Nice food and drink. Service was good and there were some films worth watching. Even though the interior was in very good condition nothing can take away how cramped and noisy Boeing 737s are.

Qantas Airways
7.0
Good
110 reviews
Qantas Airways
7.0
Good
110 reviews

Comfort

7.1

Food

6.5

Crew

8.0

Overall

7.0

Boarding

7.4

Entertainment

6.8

Reviews

1 / 10

Nice food and drink. Service was good and there were some films worth watching. Even though the interior was in very good condition nothing can take away how cramped and noisy Boeing 737s are.

Air Canada
6.6
Okay
649 reviews
Qantas Airways
7.0
Good
110 reviews

Comfort

7.1

Food

6.5

Crew

8.0

Overall

7.0

Boarding

7.4

Entertainment

6.8

Reviews

1 / 10

Nice food and drink. Service was good and there were some films worth watching. Even though the interior was in very good condition nothing can take away how cramped and noisy Boeing 737s are.

Related info for your journey

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

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

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

Can I find flights from Chicago to Melbourne for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Melbourne for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,137, but on average you can expect to pay $1,362.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Melbourne for under $2,500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $2,500.

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to Melbourne?

The most popular route from Chicago to Melbourne is Chicago O'Hare Intl - Melbourne. You may also consider Chicago O'Hare Intl - Melbourne Avalon or Chicago Midway - Melbourne.

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

Before booking your flight from Chicago to Melbourne check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Air Canada or Delta.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Melbourne?

On average you can expect to pay $3,998 for a flight from Chicago to Melbourne. The cheapest flight overall is $303 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Melbourne) is currently priced at $1,632.

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Melbourne choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$15FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$346Average$2,023FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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China EasternCheapest$710Average$940FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$787Average$1,352FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Air CanadaCheapest$972Average$1,478FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%COVID-19 safety
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Fiji AirwaysCheapest$1,305Average$2,566FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$1,517Average$2,152FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$1,648Average$2,115FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$1,723Average$2,550FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapest$1,980Average$2,525FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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