Cheap flights from Chicago to Australia

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Flight information for Chicago to Australia

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Chicago to Australia
Fastest flight time22h 55mThe fastest flight from Chicago to Australia takes 22h 55m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from Chicago to Australia. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Melbourne Airport, Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and Chicago Midway Airport - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Chicago to Australia

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What is the cheapest airline that flies to Australia from Chicago?

Spirit Airlines

Fiji Airways, Hainan Airlines, and Major Airline are the most popular carriers operating from Chicago to Australia

What is the cheapest Chicago to Australia flight route?

Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sydney Kingsford Smith

Fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith for the best Chicago - Australia flight prices


Easily compare round-trip flights from Chicago to Australia

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Chicago to Australia by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
Dec 3
ORD11:02 amChicago O'Hare Intl
26h 58m
2 stops
SYD2:00 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Dec 13
SYD8:30 amSydney Kingsford Smith
33h 30m
2 stops
ORD6:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Nov 30
ORD5:02 amChicago O'Hare Intl
32h 58m
3 stops
SYD2:00 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Dec 11
SYD8:30 amSydney Kingsford Smith
33h 25m
3 stops
ORD5:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Dec 3
ORD12:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
38h 00m
3 stops
SYD2:00 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Dec 13
SYD8:30 amSydney Kingsford Smith
33h 30m
2 stops
ORD6:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Nov 30
ORD8:35 amChicago O'Hare Intl
29h 25m
2 stops
SYD2:00 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Dec 11
SYD8:30 amSydney Kingsford Smith
23h 59m
2 stops
ORD8:29 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Nov 30
ORD1:05 amChicago O'Hare Intl
36h 55m
3 stops
SYD2:00 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Dec 11
SYD8:30 amSydney Kingsford Smith
23h 59m
2 stops
ORD8:29 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Feb 15
ORD5:02 amChicago O'Hare Intl
42h 48m
3 stops
SYD11:50 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Mar 7
SYD9:00 amSydney Kingsford Smith
33h 06m
2 stops
ORD6:06 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Australia

If you're looking for one-way flights from Chicago to Australia, view some of our deals below.
Multiple Airlines
Feb 9
ORD8:35 amChicago O'Hare Intl
36h 10m
2 stops
SYD8:45 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
Feb 2
ORD8:35 amChicago O'Hare Intl
38h 25m
3 stops
PER11:00 pmPerth
Multiple Airlines
Dec 7
ORD3:02 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
46h 58m
2 stops
SYD2:00 pmSydney Kingsford Smith

Search last-minute flights to Australia from Chicago

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from Chicago to Australia
Multiple Airlines
Oct 3
ORD3:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
45h 05m
2 stops
MEL12:55 pmMelbourne
Oct 10
MEL7:55 pmMelbourne
31h 15m
1 stop
ORD3:10 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Oct 3
ORD3:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
45h 05m
2 stops
MEL12:55 pmMelbourne
Oct 10
MEL9:00 amMelbourne
42h 45m
2 stops
ORD3:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl

Best airlines flying from Chicago to Australia

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Chicago to Australia with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Spirit Airlines
PriceFrom $121
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.2
6.3

Boarding

5.8

Comfort

6.8

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.1

Food

Reviews

immigration was horrible. Long lines and non helpful staff made me miss my flight. I got to the door at 8:20pm after landing at 6:30pm, only to be told I was just taken off the flight. Horrible customer service and no help for connecting flights. About 8 passengers did not make the flight due to slow and incompetent immigration lines

1 / 10
Qantas Airways
PriceFrom $199
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.7

Boarding

6.8

Comfort

8.6

Crew

6.8

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

Cons: For a flagship airline, a in seat screen should be a given. This is not a budget airline.

1 / 4
American Airlines
PriceFrom $215
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $451
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Not because the flight is going to Africa we can’t get better service on board

1 / 10
Virgin Australia
PriceFrom $494
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
Delta
PriceFrom $540
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
Fiji Airways
PriceFrom $627
Free Cancellation
Rating
5.8
5.5

Boarding

6.0

Comfort

6.5

Crew

5.5

Entertainment

5.5

Food

Reviews

Pros: Friendly attendants; a lot of service available.

Cons: Movie selection was minimal and mostly outdated; food was small portions and less than interesting choices.

1 / 2
China Eastern
PriceFrom $710
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.9

Boarding

7.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.9

Food

Reviews

Pros: Standard flight

Cons: My connecting flights were terrible. I was kept at the airport on a layover to another city and they wouldn't let me board because they said my passport number was entered wrong on the reservation. This made no sense as I had gotten off another flight on my way back home. No one at the airport in Shanghai was helpful and it was really frustrating to think that I would be stuck in China. I was finally able to track down a international supervisor who was able to print out my boarding passes and let me board my flight. Unfortunately, another family with small kids were dealing with the same issue as me only their flight was leaving in 30 mins. I hope they were able to make their flight.

1 / 7
Air Canada
PriceFrom $747
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.8

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

5.9

Food

Reviews

The food selection has been better in the past but due to Covid it is understandable. This particular flight did not have any entertainment and the Air Canada App did not work to access movies.

1 / 10
Hainan Airlines
PriceFrom $849
Free Cancellation
Rating
0.0

  • Are airlines flying from Chicago to Australia offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Some of our partner airlines flying from Chicago to Australia are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are Qantas Airways, United Airlines, and Air New Zealand. You can search for the full list of airlines like Qantas Airways that are offering this flexibility.

  • Which airlines flying from Chicago to Australia have COVID-19 safety policies in place?

    Etihad Airways has implemented additional safety measures to accommodate travelers. When flying from Chicago to Australia, expect masks to be provided - they are required onboard. Aircrafts are also being cleaned thoroughly with enhanced products regularly. Additional policies include the installation of HEPA filters and pre-flight testing. Some airlines are even offering socially-distanced seating for a limited time. Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.


Can I fly to Australia from Chicago right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Australia

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

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

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

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 Australia?

Returning to Chicago from Australia

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

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

If you are planning to travel to Australia at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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