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Cheap flights from Auckland to Chicago

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The best prices from Auckland Intl to Chicago are usually found in March or May, booked 54 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Auckland (AKL) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best AKL to CHI flight in 2021: compare Auckland to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
AKL - CHI
Price
$1,483 - $2,134
CHI
Temperature
1 - 29 °C
CHI
Precipitation
17 - 109 mm

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$1,483

From Auckland Intl to Chicago

One-way from

$1,549

One-way flight from Auckland Intl to Chicago

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 return from Auckland to Chicago?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 7% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 55 days in advance to save up to 7% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 55 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Auckland to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,535, or $1,535 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in January. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Auckland in March are about $1,677 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $1,148.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Auckland to Chicago (AKL - CHI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Auckland to Chicago in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 19% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Chicago in September, October 2021

The best prices found for AKL to CHI flights in September, October
25 Oct - 1 Nov
$2,562pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
23 Oct - 30 Oct
$2,598pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
23 Oct - 30 Oct
$2,664pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

Auckland Intl to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Auckland found for this year
1 Dec - 5 Jan
$2,362pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
17 Nov - 21 Jan
$2,496pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
17 Nov - 21 Jan
$2,522pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Chicago
05:05 - 05:25
Korean Air
1 stop
42h 20m
AKL - ORD
Korean Air
15:15 - 15:22
Air New Zealand
1 stop
19h 07m
AKL - ORD
Air New Zealand
$1,556
SnapTravelAir
15:40 - 11:10
Qatar Airways
2 stops
37h 30m
AKL - ORD
Qatar Airways
$1,704
qatarairways.com

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Flight FAQs

From Auckland to Chicago

What airport do you fly from for flights from Auckland to Chicago?

Located just 17.9 km from the city centre, Auckland Intl is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Chicago from Auckland. Booking flights from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Chicago should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 3 different airlines.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Auckland Intl to Chicago that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Air New Zealand, United Airlines, and Qantas Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Auckland to Chicago for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to Chicago for under $1,700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $1,602, but on average you can expect to pay $2,232.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Auckland to Chicago return?

Our cheapest airline available from Auckland to Chicago is Air New Zealand. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,602 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Qantas Airways and Emirates, starting at $1,661 and $2,562 round-trip. Air New Zealand is 4% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Korean Air, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $1,549. However, be on the lookout for offers from Air New Zealand and Emirates, as they are both options that can get you from Auckland to Chicago for a low price.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Auckland Intl to Chicago

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

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

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Auckland from Chicago?

Returning to Auckland Intl from Chicago

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

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

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Auckland to Chicago.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.71
Flight duration from AKL to Chicago
15h 42m
Average temperature for September in Chicago
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Chicago
60.0 mm

Airports servicing Auckland

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Auckland Intl to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Auckland to Chicago 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
$867 $1,106 No cancel fee 74%
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United Airlines
$838 $1,213 No cancel fee 69%
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Air New Zealand
$1,067 $1,273 No cancel fee 78%
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