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Find cheap flights from Chicago to New Zealand from $1,319

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Cheapest return prices found by our users on KAYAK in the last 72 hours

Auckland
Auckland2 stops$2,051
Christchurch
Christchurch2 stops$2,555
Wellington
Wellington2 stops$2,439
Queenstown
Queenstown2 stops$4,373
Napier
Napier2 stops$3,982
Tauranga
Tauranga2 stops$2,447
Rotorua
Rotorua2 stops$2,876

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Low season

June

High season

March

Cheapest flight

$1,319
Best time to beat the crowds (11% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 14% lower on average.
Flight from Chicago to Auckland

FAQs - booking New Zealand flights

  • Which is the most suitable airline to fly with from Chicago to New Zealand?

    There are many major airlines operating between Chicago and New Zealand. All these airlines offer different inflight services. Therefore, the type of airline that you choose depends on your preferences and budget. For instance, Air New Zealand offers food, entertainment, and extra assistance to passengers with limited mobility and comfortable seats with enough legroom.

  • Can I have access to accessible services at New Zealand airports?

    New Zealand airports offer unique services to passengers with limited mobility. However, if you want to access these services, you need to contact your airline 48h prior to your travel date. As a result, you will find extra assistance and a wheelchair waiting on the ground upon arrival.

  • What family friendly services are available at Chicago airports?

    If you are flying through MDW with an infant, you will find lactation rooms in Concourse C. However, the airport does not have any kids' play areas. On the other hand, ORD features a family lounge in Terminal 2 equipped with a spacious playground. Moreover, ORD has nursing suites located in each terminal.

  • How early should I arrive at Chicago airports when flying to New Zealand?

    Passengers should arrive at the airport at least 3h before flight departure time. This is to ensure that you have ample time to go through security screening and arrive at your departure gate without rushing.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Chicago to New Zealand?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Chicago to New Zealand.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Chicago to New Zealand?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to New Zealand from Chicago is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Chicago to New Zealand?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to New Zealand with an airline and back to Chicago with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Chicago to New Zealand?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to New Zealand from Chicago up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to New Zealand

  • Morning departure is around 29% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • When flying out from Chicago, it is possible that you will fly out through either Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) or Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Both airports serve major international flights in Chicago. MDW is the hub for Southwest and Frontier Airlines, while ORD serves as the hub of American and United Airlines.
  • Chicago airports feature exceptional parking lots for passengers who wish to leave their cars at the airport while flying out. If you wish to leave your car at the airport for less than 24h, you can utilize the short-term parking lots in terminal 5 at ORD, while at MDW, you can use the parking garages on levels 2 and 6. On the other hand, those who want to park long-term at ORD can use the Economy parking Lot F, while at MDW, the parking lots are located at the Economy Parking Lot in the Northwest parking lot.
  • From Chicago to New Zealand, it is possible that you will land at Auckland International Airport (AKL), Christchurch International Airport (CHC) or Wellington International Airport (WLG). However, AKL is the major airport serving many international flights in New Zealand.
  • If you feel hungry while at any of the New Zealand Airports, there are many restaurants and eateries within your reach that you can explore. At AKL, these restaurants are located both in the Domestic and International terminals. On the hand, at CHC and WLG, you will find these restaurants in the departure and arrivals halls.
  • When flying from Chicago to New Zealand on a limited budget, you should opt for airlines with multiple connecting services rather than the ones with one-stop options. However, this will generally add at least 8h to your overall travel time. Qantas, Fiji Airways, and Emirates are some of the airlines that frequently operate on this route and offer multiple connecting services. These flights usually have layovers at several airports, including DFW and AUS.
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*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Recent return flight deals

21/8Wed
2 stops
31h 50mORD-AKL
27/8Tue
2 stops
26h 54mAKL-ORD
$2,051
17/8Sat
1 stopUnited Airlines
21h 55mORD-AKL
24/8Sat
1 stopUnited Airlines
18h 44mAKL-ORD
$2,120
13/8Tue
2 stopsQantas Airways
30h 00mORD-AKL
28/8Wed
2 stopsQantas Airways
30h 33mAKL-ORD
$2,127
13/8Tue
2 stopsQantas Airways
26h 35mORD-AKL
27/8Tue
2 stopsQantas Airways
25h 19mAKL-ORD
$2,144
12/8Mon
1 stopAir New Zealand
22h 50mORD-AKL
24/8Sat
1 stopAir New Zealand
20h 43mAKL-ORD
$2,203
13/8Tue
1 stopAir New Zealand
20h 50mORD-AKL
24/8Sat
1 stopAir New Zealand
18h 44mAKL-ORD
$2,267
12/8Mon
2 stopsAir Canada
30h 20mORD-AKL
25/8Sun
2 stopsAir Canada
24h 46mAKL-ORD
$2,353
20/8Tue
1 stopCathay Pacific
49h 25mORD-AKL
28/8Wed
1 stopCathay Pacific
41h 40mAKL-ORD
$2,395
16/8Fri
1 stopCathay Pacific
49h 25mORD-AKL
24/8Sat
1 stopCathay Pacific
41h 40mAKL-ORD
$2,564
6/5Mon
2 stopsAir Canada
30h 25mORD-AKL
13/5Mon
2 stopsAir Canada
24h 54mAKL-ORD
$2,673

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Recent one-way flight deals

14/5Tue
2 stopsAir Tahiti Nui
34h 30mORD-AKL
$1,319
11/6Tue
2 stops
47h 37mORD-AKL
$1,427
24/7Wed
3 stops
33h 21mORD-AKL
$1,477
24/7Wed
2 stops
26h 58mORD-AKL
$1,482
11/9Wed
2 stopsChina Southern
53h 45mORD-AKL
$1,622
11/9Wed
1 stopAir New Zealand
21h 20mORD-AKL
$1,990
11/6Tue
1 stopAir New Zealand
19h 40mORD-AKL
$2,014
8/6Sat
2 stopsQantas Airways
26h 00mORD-AKL
$2,096
12/6Wed
2 stopsQantas Airways
26h 35mORD-AKL
$2,113
9/6Sun
1 stopUnited Airlines
38h 59mORD-AKL
$2,149

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Last minute flights from Chicago to New Zealand

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

19/4Fri
multi-stop
24h 10mORD-AKL
2/5Thu
multi-stop
28h 38mAKL-ORD
$2,623
19/4Fri
multi-stop
29h 20mORD-AKL
26/4Fri
multi-stop
26h 14mAKL-ORD
$2,854
19/4Fri
multi-stop
28h 20mORD-AKL
26/4Fri
multi-stop
30h 23mAKL-ORD
$2,867
18/4Thu
multi-stopQantas Airways
29h 35mORD-AKL
22/4Mon
multi-stopQantas Airways
26h 50mAKL-ORD
$3,471
20/4Sat
multi-stopAir New Zealand
23h 59mORD-AKL
22/4Mon
multi-stopAir New Zealand
28h 06mAKL-ORD
$3,709
18/4Thu
multi-stopAir New Zealand
25h 50mORD-AKL
22/4Mon
multi-stopAir New Zealand
28h 06mAKL-ORD
$3,716
19/4Fri
multi-stopUnited Airlines
38h 19mORD-AKL
26/4Fri
multi-stopUnited Airlines
25h 49mAKL-ORD
$4,152
19/4Fri
multi-stopDelta
21h 45mORD-AKL
26/4Fri
multi-stopDelta
25h 09mAKL-ORD
$4,161
18/4Thu
multi-stopUnited Airlines
42h 24mORD-AKL
22/4Mon
multi-stopUnited Airlines
20h 44mAKL-ORD
$4,321
19/4Fri
multi-stopQantas Airways
33h 15mORD-AKL
21/4Sun
multi-stopQantas Airways
40h 38mAKL-ORD
$42,184

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Flights to New Zealand

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New Zealand - Chicago

Cabin classes:

$3,125