The cheapest times to fly from ORD to HVB are

  • January 22nd to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 16th to July 15th
  • August 6th to September 2nd
  • September 17th to September 30th

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 HVB is early February. Prices can be as high as $4128 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $1649 for Tuesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Hervey Bay

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Hervey Bay (HVB) will usually cost between $1659 to $2997 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $1728. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3658. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1930 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1908 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to HVB flight.

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

ORD to HVB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to HVB 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 $0.13, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $301 (14%) 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 $1883. Return trip prices are from the HVB 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 HVB 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 53 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 HVB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Brisbane International Airport (BNE) in Brisbane

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from HVB
  • Usually 33.23% less expensive than HVB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BNE flights

Destination alternative #2: Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Maroochydore

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from HVB
  • Usually 8.94% less expensive than HVB
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to MCY flights


Flight Hacking ORD to HVB

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 HVB — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1468
  • Average savings: $441 (23.09%)

See ORD to SYD flights

Hack #2: Brisbane (ORD > BNE > HVB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1546
  • Average savings: $363 (19%)

See ORD to BNE flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (ORD > SJC > HVB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1760
  • Average savings: $148 (7.76%)

See ORD to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8834 miles or 14217 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to HVB flight is about 16 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Hervey Bay?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from ORD to HVB.


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 HVB
Destination airport name Hervey Bay Airport
City Hervey Bay
Country Australia
Latitude -25.3
Longitude 152.9


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