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There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Australia and New Zealand by plane or train

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Blackall, travel

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Blackall (BKQ)
  2. Travel from Blackall to Australia and New Zealand

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Longreach, travel

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Longreach (LRE)
  2. Travel from Longreach to Australia and New Zealand

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Bourke, travel

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bourke (BRK)
  2. Travel from Bourke to Australia and New Zealand

Fly Chicago Midway to Bourke, travel

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Bourke (BRK)
  2. Travel from Bourke to Australia and New Zealand

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Cobar, travel

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cobar (CAZ)
  2. Travel from Cobar to Australia and New Zealand

Fly Chicago Midway to Cobar, travel

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Cobar (CAZ)
  2. Travel from Cobar to Australia and New Zealand

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Broken Hill, travel

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Broken Hill (BHQ)
  2. Travel from Broken Hill to Australia and New Zealand

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Cobar, travel

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Cobar (CAZ)
  3. Travel from Cobar to Australia and New Zealand
United States → Australia
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International entry into Australia from United States

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United States
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Australia, as well as residents from New Zealand

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Australia with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Australia from United States

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United States
  • State and territory governments, with support from the Australian Government, manage quarantine arrangements
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: New Zealand, Kiribati, Myanmar, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: New Zealand unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • State and territory governments, with support from the Australian Government, manage quarantine arrangements
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Australia

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Considerations leaving from United States

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Australia from United States is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Australia and New Zealand is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Australia and New Zealand is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Australia and New Zealand is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Australia.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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The distance between Chicago and Australia and New Zealand is 15194 km.

It takes approximately 38h 25m to get from Chicago to Australia and New Zealand, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Blackall Airport. The quickest flight takes 27h 46m and has two stopovers.

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American Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines and Qantas offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Blackall Airport.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Australia and New Zealand.
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  • Distance: 15193.8 km
  • Duration: 38h 25m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Australia and New Zealand, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Australia and New Zealand. However, you can take the subway to O'Hare, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Blackall, then take the travel to Australia and New Zealand. Alternatively, you can take the subway to O'Hare, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Longreach, then take the travel to Australia and New Zealand.

Airlines
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via Auckland, Sydney
Ave. Duration
26h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via San Francisco, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via Houston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via Tokyo Haneda, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via Vancouver, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via Omaha, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
30h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via St. Louis, San Francisco, Sydney
Ave. Duration
30h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cobar via Incheon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
33h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Detroit, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
31h 38m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via San Francisco, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Houston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Omaha, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Dallas, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Denver, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via St. Louis, San Francisco, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Houston, Auckland, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via St. Louis, Houston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Denver, San Francisco, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Nashville, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
30h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cobar via Houston Hobby Apt, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
30h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,600
Flights from Milwaukee to Cobar via Houston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Milwaukee to Cobar via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Milwaukee to Cobar via Denver, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Milwaukee to Cobar via Denver, San Francisco, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Milwaukee to Cobar via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sydney
Ave. Duration
30h 50m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,200
Flights from Milwaukee to Cobar via Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
30h 50m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Flights from Milwaukee to Cobar via Houston, Auckland, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,600
Flights from Milwaukee to Cobar via Detroit, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
33h 2m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,500
Air Link
Website
airlinkairlines.com.au
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bourke via Los Angeles, Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
46h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bourke via Auckland, Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
46h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bourke via San Francisco, Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bourke via Houston, Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bourke via San Francisco, Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bourke via Los Angeles, Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bourke via San Francisco, Brisbane, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bourke via Houston, Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,100
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Blackall via San Francisco, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
27h 23m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Blackall via Vancouver, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Blackall via Denver, San Francisco, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Longreach via Los Angeles, Brisbane, Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Longreach via San Francisco, Brisbane, Blackall
Ave. Duration
28h 51m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Longreach via Los Angeles, Nadi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Longreach via Tokyo Haneda, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Longreach via Auckland, Brisbane, Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
27h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Broken Hill via Auckland, Melbourne, Mildura
Ave. Duration
30h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Broken Hill via Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mildura
Ave. Duration
30h 22m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Broken Hill via Auckland, Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Broken Hill via Los Angeles, Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
29h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Broken Hill via San Francisco, Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
30h 47m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Blackall via Vancouver, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Longreach via Auckland, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
27h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$50 - $75

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