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Low Season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
17%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1944
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$1195
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith

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The cheapest flight from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith was found 81 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 14% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average nonstop flight takes 27h 10m, covering a distance of 9248 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on China Eastern ($656) and Multiple Airlines ($784)
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
For Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$656
only
$656
Destination
Sydney
$656
only
$656
Sat, Mar 17
ORD
SYD
50h 40m
Sat, Mar 31
SYD
ORD
65h 10m
Trip: 15 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

PEK
PVG
Good 6.6

I bought a round trip ticket online with my current passport number. When I arrived in Shanghai, I was held at the Customs for extra 20 or 30 minutes because the airline provided a passport number I used more than 10 years ago. My luggage was held at Pudong airport quite a few days. Each day, they said something different to me... When it's the time for me to go back, I was held again at PEK, because of the different passport number they kept in their system. Even though I explained to them how I purchased the ticket with my current passport number and I have no idea where the problem happened. They insisted that it was my own fault. My gmail did not work properly in China. I asked them for help by providing me the ticket agent contact info in the States. They said that they did not know. I should go where I bought my ticket. I had to spend hours to contact friends in the States to find the phone number of justfly.com. Then, I made international call to justfly for about hour to have the problem fixed. I did not provide any wrong info when purchasing the ticket. The problem was made between the airline and their agent. They, as professionals, could easily have the problem solved but they blamed the customer for the mistake. I had to spend so much extra time and money to cover their mistake, at the risk of missing my flight. That's the worst experience I ever had for international flight.

PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

Thu, Mar 8
ORD
SYD
46h 15m
Thu, Mar 15
SYD
ORD
41h 45m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 5
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Fri, Apr 6
SYD
ORD
40h 40m
Trip: 32 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

CAN
NGB
Good 7.0

Kayak or JustFly put wrong ID number whole booking the flight. First 2 segment I had no issues buy 3rd segment they denied to check me in and almost forced me to buy a new ticket. Check in Crew was rude and would speak to me in Chinese. I am a foreigner who doesn't understand English. They wanted me to call my booking agent in Canada, it was mid night in Canada.

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

Fri, Mar 9
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Fri, Mar 23
SYD
ORD
31h 10m
Trip: 14 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

PEK
PVG
Good 6.6

I bought a round trip ticket online with my current passport number. When I arrived in Shanghai, I was held at the Customs for extra 20 or 30 minutes because the airline provided a passport number I used more than 10 years ago. My luggage was held at Pudong airport quite a few days. Each day, they said something different to me... When it's the time for me to go back, I was held again at PEK, because of the different passport number they kept in their system. Even though I explained to them how I purchased the ticket with my current passport number and I have no idea where the problem happened. They insisted that it was my own fault. My gmail did not work properly in China. I asked them for help by providing me the ticket agent contact info in the States. They said that they did not know. I should go where I bought my ticket. I had to spend hours to contact friends in the States to find the phone number of justfly.com. Then, I made international call to justfly for about hour to have the problem fixed. I did not provide any wrong info when purchasing the ticket. The problem was made between the airline and their agent. They, as professionals, could easily have the problem solved but they blamed the customer for the mistake. I had to spend so much extra time and money to cover their mistake, at the risk of missing my flight. That's the worst experience I ever had for international flight.

SFO
PVG
Good 7.3

New planes, efficient crew, on time.... Early arrival!

Shanghai airport transit process is horrible! Good is very plain, bit I don't care so much. However, not enough water provided. This really needs addressing...

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

Thu, Mar 15
ORD
SYD
47h 05m
Fri, Mar 30
SYD
ORD
31h 10m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 16
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Fri, Mar 23
SYD
ORD
31h 10m
Trip: 8 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
BKK
Good 7.3

Timeliness,

Food, lack of water,.

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

SFO
PVG
Good 7.3

New planes, efficient crew, on time.... Early arrival!

Shanghai airport transit process is horrible! Good is very plain, bit I don't care so much. However, not enough water provided. This really needs addressing...

Thu, Mar 8
ORD
SYD
46h 15m
Thu, Mar 22
SYD
ORD
41h 45m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 19
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Fri, Mar 30
SYD
ORD
31h 10m
Trip: 12 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
SFO
PVG
Good 7.3

New planes, efficient crew, on time.... Early arrival!

Shanghai airport transit process is horrible! Good is very plain, bit I don't care so much. However, not enough water provided. This really needs addressing...

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

PVG
BKK
Good 7.3

Timeliness,

Food, lack of water,.

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

PEK
PVG
Good 6.6

I bought a round trip ticket online with my current passport number. When I arrived in Shanghai, I was held at the Customs for extra 20 or 30 minutes because the airline provided a passport number I used more than 10 years ago. My luggage was held at Pudong airport quite a few days. Each day, they said something different to me... When it's the time for me to go back, I was held again at PEK, because of the different passport number they kept in their system. Even though I explained to them how I purchased the ticket with my current passport number and I have no idea where the problem happened. They insisted that it was my own fault. My gmail did not work properly in China. I asked them for help by providing me the ticket agent contact info in the States. They said that they did not know. I should go where I bought my ticket. I had to spend hours to contact friends in the States to find the phone number of justfly.com. Then, I made international call to justfly for about hour to have the problem fixed. I did not provide any wrong info when purchasing the ticket. The problem was made between the airline and their agent. They, as professionals, could easily have the problem solved but they blamed the customer for the mistake. I had to spend so much extra time and money to cover their mistake, at the risk of missing my flight. That's the worst experience I ever had for international flight.

Tue, Apr 10
ORD
SYD
36h 00m
Fri, Apr 20
SYD
ORD
49h 21m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 23
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Sun, Apr 1
SYD
ORD
40h 40m
Trip: 10 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

SFO
PVG
Good 7.3

New planes, efficient crew, on time.... Early arrival!

Shanghai airport transit process is horrible! Good is very plain, bit I don't care so much. However, not enough water provided. This really needs addressing...

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

Mon, Mar 26
ORD
SYD
27h 10m
Sat, Apr 21
SYD
ORD
40h 40m
Trip: 27 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.3

Crew was very nice and attentive. Seat was OK

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

Fri, Mar 9
ORD
SYD
49h 00m
Mon, Mar 19
SYD
ORD
45h 40m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Apr 15
ORD
SYD
27h 10m
Sun, Apr 29
SYD
ORD
31h 10m
Trip: 15 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
BKK
Good 7.3

Timeliness,

Food, lack of water,.

PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

CAN
NGB
Good 7.0

Kayak or JustFly put wrong ID number whole booking the flight. First 2 segment I had no issues buy 3rd segment they denied to check me in and almost forced me to buy a new ticket. Check in Crew was rude and would speak to me in Chinese. I am a foreigner who doesn't understand English. They wanted me to call my booking agent in Canada, it was mid night in Canada.

PEK
PVG
Good 6.6

I bought a round trip ticket online with my current passport number. When I arrived in Shanghai, I was held at the Customs for extra 20 or 30 minutes because the airline provided a passport number I used more than 10 years ago. My luggage was held at Pudong airport quite a few days. Each day, they said something different to me... When it's the time for me to go back, I was held again at PEK, because of the different passport number they kept in their system. Even though I explained to them how I purchased the ticket with my current passport number and I have no idea where the problem happened. They insisted that it was my own fault. My gmail did not work properly in China. I asked them for help by providing me the ticket agent contact info in the States. They said that they did not know. I should go where I bought my ticket. I had to spend hours to contact friends in the States to find the phone number of justfly.com. Then, I made international call to justfly for about hour to have the problem fixed. I did not provide any wrong info when purchasing the ticket. The problem was made between the airline and their agent. They, as professionals, could easily have the problem solved but they blamed the customer for the mistake. I had to spend so much extra time and money to cover their mistake, at the risk of missing my flight. That's the worst experience I ever had for international flight.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

Sat, Mar 10
ORD
SYD
34h 40m
Mon, Mar 19
SYD
ORD
45h 40m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 16
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Sun, Apr 29
SYD
ORD
40h 40m
Trip: 14 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
CAN
NGB
Good 7.0

Kayak or JustFly put wrong ID number whole booking the flight. First 2 segment I had no issues buy 3rd segment they denied to check me in and almost forced me to buy a new ticket. Check in Crew was rude and would speak to me in Chinese. I am a foreigner who doesn't understand English. They wanted me to call my booking agent in Canada, it was mid night in Canada.

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

PEK
PVG
Good 6.6

I bought a round trip ticket online with my current passport number. When I arrived in Shanghai, I was held at the Customs for extra 20 or 30 minutes because the airline provided a passport number I used more than 10 years ago. My luggage was held at Pudong airport quite a few days. Each day, they said something different to me... When it's the time for me to go back, I was held again at PEK, because of the different passport number they kept in their system. Even though I explained to them how I purchased the ticket with my current passport number and I have no idea where the problem happened. They insisted that it was my own fault. My gmail did not work properly in China. I asked them for help by providing me the ticket agent contact info in the States. They said that they did not know. I should go where I bought my ticket. I had to spend hours to contact friends in the States to find the phone number of justfly.com. Then, I made international call to justfly for about hour to have the problem fixed. I did not provide any wrong info when purchasing the ticket. The problem was made between the airline and their agent. They, as professionals, could easily have the problem solved but they blamed the customer for the mistake. I had to spend so much extra time and money to cover their mistake, at the risk of missing my flight. That's the worst experience I ever had for international flight.

PVG
BKK
Good 7.3

Timeliness,

Food, lack of water,.

Thu, Mar 8
ORD
SYD
59h 00m
Sat, Mar 17
SYD
ORD
67h 43m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 23
ORD
SYD
27h 10m
Sun, Apr 29
SYD
ORD
40h 40m
Trip: 7 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

PVG
BKK
Good 7.3

Timeliness,

Food, lack of water,.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.3

Crew was very nice and attentive. Seat was OK

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

Sat, Mar 10
ORD
SYD
50h 40m
Sat, Mar 17
SYD
ORD
41h 10m
Trip: 7 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

CAN
NGB
Good 7.0

Kayak or JustFly put wrong ID number whole booking the flight. First 2 segment I had no issues buy 3rd segment they denied to check me in and almost forced me to buy a new ticket. Check in Crew was rude and would speak to me in Chinese. I am a foreigner who doesn't understand English. They wanted me to call my booking agent in Canada, it was mid night in Canada.

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

Sun, Mar 4
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Sun, Mar 18
SYD
ORD
31h 10m
Trip: 14 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PEK
PVG
Good 6.6

I bought a round trip ticket online with my current passport number. When I arrived in Shanghai, I was held at the Customs for extra 20 or 30 minutes because the airline provided a passport number I used more than 10 years ago. My luggage was held at Pudong airport quite a few days. Each day, they said something different to me... When it's the time for me to go back, I was held again at PEK, because of the different passport number they kept in their system. Even though I explained to them how I purchased the ticket with my current passport number and I have no idea where the problem happened. They insisted that it was my own fault. My gmail did not work properly in China. I asked them for help by providing me the ticket agent contact info in the States. They said that they did not know. I should go where I bought my ticket. I had to spend hours to contact friends in the States to find the phone number of justfly.com. Then, I made international call to justfly for about hour to have the problem fixed. I did not provide any wrong info when purchasing the ticket. The problem was made between the airline and their agent. They, as professionals, could easily have the problem solved but they blamed the customer for the mistake. I had to spend so much extra time and money to cover their mistake, at the risk of missing my flight. That's the worst experience I ever had for international flight.

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.3

Crew was very nice and attentive. Seat was OK

PVG
BKK
Good 7.3

Timeliness,

Food, lack of water,.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

Mon, Mar 5
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Thu, Mar 15
SYD
ORD
40h 40m
Trip: 10 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3933 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
CAN
NGB
Good 7.0

Kayak or JustFly put wrong ID number whole booking the flight. First 2 segment I had no issues buy 3rd segment they denied to check me in and almost forced me to buy a new ticket. Check in Crew was rude and would speak to me in Chinese. I am a foreigner who doesn't understand English. They wanted me to call my booking agent in Canada, it was mid night in Canada.

SFO
PVG
Good 7.3

New planes, efficient crew, on time.... Early arrival!

Shanghai airport transit process is horrible! Good is very plain, bit I don't care so much. However, not enough water provided. This really needs addressing...

PVG
BKK
Good 7.3

Timeliness,

Food, lack of water,.

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

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