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 2022: compare Chicago to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
CHI - MEL
Price
$997 - $1,888
MEL
Temperature
46.4 - 68 °F
MEL
Rainfall
1.2 - 2.4 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

Round-trip from

$997

From Chicago (CHI) to Melbourne

One-way from

$641

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) 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?

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 21 days in advance, which can save you up to 23% on flights from Chicago to Melbourne compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 21 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 $1,175. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,452.

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, November can be a great choice for travel to Melbourne. Flights to Melbourne from Chicago in November are about $1,220 on average during November, but can be found for as low as $674.

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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for CHI to MEL flights for May, June
25 Jun - 9 Jul
$1,400pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 May - 7 Jun
$1,455pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Jun - 7 Jun
$1,499pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Chicago found for this year
16 Oct - 26 Oct
$962pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Aug - 22 Aug
$969pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Oct - 22 Oct
$976pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
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
29 May - 4 Jun
$1,544pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 May - 4 Jun
$1,568pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 May - 5 Jun
$1,782pp
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
5:05 pm - 6:55 am
Air New Zealand
2 Stops
45h 50m
ORD - MEL
Air New Zealand
$641
FlightNetwork
5:20 pm - 10:40 am
SriLankan Airlines
2 Stops
50h 20m
ORD - MEL
SriLankan Airlines
$994
JustFly
4:10 am - 6:50 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
35h 40m
ORD - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$1,023
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Melbourne

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 China Eastern, Qantas Airways, and American Airlines flying from Chicago to Melbourne have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Melbourne for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Melbourne for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $962, but on average you can expect to pay $1,043.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Melbourne for under $1,600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $1,600.

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

Air Canada, at $962, was found to be the cheapest airline from Chicago to Melbourne.. Air Canada is priced at 21% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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 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 cheapest flights from Chicago to Melbourne?

On average you can expect to pay $3,710 for a flight from Chicago to Melbourne. The cheapest flight overall is $16 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Melbourne) is currently priced at $1,207.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Melbourne

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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.

Digital Passenger Declaration - You can start a DPD seven days before your flight to Australia, but you can only submit a DPD within 72 hours before your departure.


Do I need a test to 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 = $1.43
Average temperature for May in Melbourne
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Melbourne
2.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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
United Airlines
$208 $2,102 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$389 $2,023 No cancel fee 71%
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.

Delta
$787 $1,352 No cancel fee N/A
Fiji Airways
$985 $1,626 No cancel fee 74%
Air New Zealand
$1,310 $1,647 No cancel fee 78%
Qantas Airways
$1,465 $1,847 No cancel fee 74%
Qatar Airways
$1,980 $2,564 No cancel fee 68%
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