The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CHC are

  • February 19th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to June 17th (except the week of April 30th)
  • August 13th to December 9th

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 CHC is mid May. Prices can be as high as $2836 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $979 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Christchurch

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Christchurch (CHC) will usually cost between $1079 to $1978 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1052. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2349. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1297 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1383 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CHC flight.

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

ORD to CHC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to CHC 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 $0.1, 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 Christchurch, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $147 (10%) 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 $1370. Return trip prices are from the CHC 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 CHC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to CHC

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 CHC — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1243
  • Average savings: $141 (10.16%)

See ORD to LAX flights

Hack #2: Auckland (ORD > AKL > CHC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1286
  • Average savings: $98 (7.05%)

See ORD to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8522 miles or 13715 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CHC flight is about 16 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Christchurch?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from ORD to CHC.


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 CHC
Destination airport name Christchurch International Airport
City Christchurch
Country New Zealand
Latitude -43.5
Longitude 172.5


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