The cheapest times to fly from ORD to AKL are

  • January 29th to June 17th (except the weeks of February 12th and March 26th)
  • September 3rd to September 16th
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 ORD to AKL is early June. Prices can be as high as $2358 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $979 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Auckland

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Auckland (AKL) will usually cost between $1018 to $1707 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $1030. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2025. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $995 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1216 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to AKL flight.

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

ORD to AKL Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Auckland, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $120 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1226. Return trip prices are from the AKL to ORD 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 ORD to AKL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 43 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to AKL

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 ORD to AKL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ORD > LAX > AKL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1148
  • Average savings: $68 (5.55%)

See ORD to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Korean Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8190 miles or 13180 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to AKL flight is about 15 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Auckland?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from ORD to AKL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code AKL
Destination airport name Auckland International Airport
City Auckland
Country New Zealand
Latitude -37
Longitude 174.8


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