The cheapest times to fly from CBR to ORD are

  • January 29th to March 4th
  • April 16th to June 17th
  • July 16th to July 29th
  • October 15th to November 25th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CBR to ORD is early November. Prices can be as high as $2582 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $925 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Canberra (CBR) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $932 to $2057 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1031. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2305. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1274 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1292 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CBR to ORD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CBR to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CBR to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CBR to ORD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Canberra. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CBR. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $291 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1211. Return trip prices are from the ORD to CBR flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CBR to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CBR to ORD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CBR to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (CBR > SYD > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1135
  • Average savings: $157 (12.15%)

See CBR to MEL flights

Hack #2: Melbourne (CBR > MEL > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1211
  • Average savings: $81 (6.27%)

See CBR to SYD flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (CBR > LAX > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1215
  • Average savings: $77 (5.96%)

See CBR to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CBR to ORD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Canberra Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9376 miles or 15089 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CBR to ORD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CBR to ORD flight is about 17 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Canberra and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from CBR to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CBR
Origination airport name Canberra Airport
City Canberra
Country Australia
Latitude -35.3
Longitude 149.2

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


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