Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Melbourne (MEL)

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The best prices from Chicago to Melbourne are usually found in November or February, booked 20 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 (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to MEL flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
CHI - MEL
Price
$997 - $1,888
MEL
Temperature
71.6 - 89.6 °F
MEL
Rainfall
1 - 6.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 35% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Average price

$1,406

Average for round-trip flights in July 2021

Round-trip from

$997

From Chicago to Melbourne

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Melbourne?

Friday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 35%.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $1,060 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $903. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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 July, August 2021

The best prices found for CHI to MEL flights for July, August
28 Jul - 27 Aug
$2,171pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Jul - 27 Aug
$2,186pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Jul - 30 Jul
$7,764pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Chicago found for this year
4 Nov - 22 Nov
$1,250pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Oct - 8 Oct
$1,416pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 15 Nov
$1,421pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Melbourne

Late deals on round-trip flights to Melbourne from Chicago, departing today and this week
28 Jul - 27 Aug
$2,171pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Jul - 27 Aug
$2,186pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Melbourne from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Melbourne
2:00 am - 5:55 pm
Japan Airlines
2 Stops
48h 55m
ORD - MEL
Japan Airlines
$1,868
JustFly
7:41 am - 6:35 am
Delta
3 Stops
29h 54m
MDW - MEL
Delta
$8,335
Delta
3:15 pm - 3:55 pm
Etihad Airways
1 Stop
33h 40m
ORD - MEL
Etihad Airways
$13,642
SmartFares

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Melbourne

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Melbourne 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 Melbourne 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.

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 United Airlines, Qantas Airways, and Air New Zealand flying from Chicago to Melbourne have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Melbourne from Chicago?

Melbourne (MEL) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Chicago to Melbourne. You should not have trouble finding flights to Melbourne from Chicago; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 9 airlines have flights to the Melbourne airport from Chicago. It is only a 12.0 mi journey from Melbourne (MEL) to Melbourne’s city center.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Melbourne for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Melbourne for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,250, but on average you can expect to pay $1,613.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Melbourne for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

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

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

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

Temperatures around the 84 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in Melbourne is colder than in Chicago. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Melbourne?

Airlines like Air New Zealand and Delta fly from Chicago to Melbourne in about 22h 55m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 30m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $1,765, Air New Zealand will fly you from Chicago to Melbourne and back. In addition to Air New Zealand, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Japan Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $1,844. Delta flights start at $8,335 while deals on Etihad Airways start at $13,642 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Can I fly to Melbourne from Chicago right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Melbourne

Most visitors from Chicago will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

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

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

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to Chicago from Melbourne?

Returning to Chicago from Melbourne

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

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

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.37
Average temperature for July in Melbourne
89.6 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Melbourne
4.4 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 8 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
$485 $804 No cancel fee 74%
China Eastern
$710 $940 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.

Air Canada
$747 $987 No cancel fee 67%
United Airlines
$451 $1,070 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$215 $1,275 No cancel fee 71%
Air New Zealand
$855 $1,293 No cancel fee 78%
Delta
$787 $1,352 No cancel fee N/A
Cathay Pacific
$1,251 $1,502 No cancel fee 72%