Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Sydney (SYD)

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The best prices from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith are usually found in November or September, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Sunday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Sydney (SYD)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to SYD flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.
CHI - SYD
Price
$992 - $1,879
SYD
Temperature
51.8 - 71.6 °F
SYD
Rainfall
2 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 38% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$992

From Chicago (CHI) to Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way from

$946

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Sydney?

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to Sydney, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 14% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,257 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,362.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Sydney (CHI - SYD)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to Sydney in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 15% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

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

Leaving on a Wednesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 19% on the overall cost on flights from Chicago to Sydney.

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

November is one of the best times of the year to fly to Sydney from Chicago. Prices for November average $1,167 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $586. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a November flight can save you 60% on your journey compared to booking in December

Cheap flights from Chicago to Sydney in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CHI to SYD flights for May, June
18 May - 12 Jun
$1,034pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 May - 12 Jun
$1,055pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Jun - 8 Jul
$1,098pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Sydney 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Chicago found for this year
29 Aug - 18 Sep
$944pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Aug - 23 Aug
$945pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Aug - 30 Aug
$948pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Sydney

Late deals on round-trip flights to Sydney from Chicago, departing today and this week
22 May - 29 May
$1,199pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 May - 29 May
$1,247pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 May - 29 May
$1,310pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Kingsford Smith from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Sydney
8:40 am - 2:10 am
Japan Airlines
1 Stop
26h 30m
ORD - SYD
Japan Airlines
$946
ChatDeal
5:59 pm - 6:10 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
57h 11m
ORD - SYD
Multiple Airlines
$981
Kiwi.com
4:55 am - 5:40 am
Air New Zealand
2 Stops
33h 45m
ORD - SYD
Air New Zealand
$1,003
mytrip.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Sydney</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Sydney

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

Located just 4.6 mi from the city center, Sydney Kingsford Smith is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Sydney from Chicago. Booking flights from Chicago to Kingsford Smith (SYD) should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily inbound flights from Chicago from 15 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Air Canada, United Airlines, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Sydney for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $944, but on average you can expect to pay $972.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Sydney for under $1,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Sydney within the next 7 days for less than $1,200.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Sydney is Air Canada. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $944 on this airline. This flight start at 19% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Sydney?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $200. While the most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sydney Kingsford Smith) can be booked for $1,048 on average our data indicates $2,660 when flying from Chicago to Sydney.

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sydney, Australia

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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 Sydney?

Returning to Chicago from Sydney Kingsford Smith

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Destination information for Sydney

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Sydney.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.45
Average temperature for May in Sydney
57.2 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Sydney
4.1 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Sydney

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Sydney 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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $15 No cancel fee 66%

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

Spirit Airlines
$146 $200 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$250 $2,060 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$291 $1,761 No cancel fee 69%
Virgin Australia
$494 $717 No cancel fee 80%
Fiji Airways
$817 $992 No cancel fee 74%
China Eastern
$821 $1,239 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.

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.

Air Canada
$1,041 $1,581 No cancel fee 67%
ANA
$1,086 $1,738 No cancel fee 80%