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$1,245 Find cheap flights from Chicago to New Zealand

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Auckland
Auckland2 stops$2,120
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Christchurch3 stops$2,277
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Wellington2 stops$2,675

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December

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Flight from Chicago to Auckland

FAQs - booking New Zealand flights

  • Which airport in New Zealand is closest to Fiordland National Park?

    Queenstown Airport is the closest airport to the famous Fiordland National Park, but no direct flights from Chicago are available. You can take a flight from Chicago to Christchurch International Airport (CHC), then take a domestic flight from CHC to Queenstown Airport. This small airport is only a few miles from the park, and you can get there on either a bus or taxi. Alternatively, the bus is a cheaper mode of transit that you can also use to get to Fiordland National Park from CHC.

  • What can I do during a layover at Auckland Airport?

    Auckland Airport boasts many amenities for travelers to pass time at the airport during a layover. The domestic and international Terminals have several duty-free shopping outlets. There is also a lounge area where you can rest after your flight for a small entrance fee. You can relax at the lounge or explore delicacies at one of the many restaurants in the airport, which offer a variety of cuisines, from Asian to Mexican.

  • What are the public transportation options from Auckland Airport to the city center?

    All flights to AKL from ORD are single-stop flights with a layover at LAX, which take about 27 hours. Auckland city center is about 13 miles from the airport. The fastest and most convenient way of getting from the airport to the city center is via the airport bus services, SkyBus or Intercity. SkyBus operates 24/7 with two to three departures daily, while Intercity has three to four departures daily. Taxis are a faster but more costly alternative.

  • Which cities are served by airports in New Zealand?

    Two main New Zealand airports receive international flights, AKL and CHC. Auckland Airport is the busiest airport, receiving most of the international flights. It serves cities like Auckland, North Shore, Waitakere, and Waiuku. CHC is the secondary international airport in New Zealand, serving cities like Christchurch, Rolleston, Woodend, and Lincoln.

  • 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 travellers 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 16% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • All flights to New Zealand from Chicago are one- to two-stop flights with layovers in Los Angeles (LAX) and Auckland (AKL). Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, and United Airlines are the main providers for flights to New Zealand.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) offers flights to New Zealand from Chicago. Of the four terminals, Terminal 5 services international flights to New Zealand.
  • Before your 27h flight to New Zealand, you can relax at the airline lounges available at every terminal in ORD. You’ll need a club membership or a day pass to access these lounges.
  • If you plan on driving yourself around New Zealand, you can rent a car at AKL. Rental car agencies like Avis, Europcar, Budget, and Thrifty are available at both the international and domestic terminals.
  • To enter New Zealand, you’ll need a visa or a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) if you're on the visa waiver program. You’ll also need a passport valid for three months after your departure date, with at least one blank page.
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*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

Top airline flying from O'Hare Intl to New Zealand

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from O'Hare Intl to New Zealand? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 588 reviews
8.7Crew
7.8Entertainment
8.1Comfort
8.4Boarding
7.6Food
Airline reviews

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

The recline on the seat in front of me came back so that I was staring at the top of the man’s head in front of me the whole trip. He refused to bring his seat back up twice every time he was instructed to do so and only relented when he had a tray of good in front of him. And then right back in my lap!!! Horrible man!! I complained to the staff multiple times, but no one would address the issue. Otherwise, it would have been a perfect flight.

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

The pilot tried to make up for lost time due to delays that were out of her control. She communicated the issues openly and clearly and made every effort to do what she could to alleviate issues.

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