The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CBR are

  • January 22nd to April 29th (except the week of March 26th)
  • July 30th to October 7th
  • October 29th to November 18th

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 CBR is mid August. Prices can be as high as $4884 for Thursday flights during late December, or as low as $1298 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Canberra

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Canberra (CBR) will usually cost between $1359 to $2616 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1422. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2899. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1477 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1631 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CBR flight.

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

ORD to CBR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to CBR flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CBR, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. 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 Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1576. Return trip prices are from the CBR 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 CBR 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.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ORD to CBR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sydney International Airport (SYD) in Sydney

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from CBR
  • Usually 24.46% less expensive than CBR
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to SYD flights


Flight Hacking ORD to CBR

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 CBR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (ORD > SIN > CBR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1357
  • Average savings: $274 (16.8%)

See ORD to SIN flights

Hack #2: Sydney (ORD > SYD > CBR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1411
  • Average savings: $220 (13.49%)

See ORD to SYD flights

Hack #3: Melbourne (ORD > MEL > CBR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1422
  • Average savings: $209 (12.81%)

See ORD to MEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, American, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Canberra?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from ORD to CBR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCBR
Destination airport nameCanberra Airport


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