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Flights from Queenstown (ZQN) to Chicago (ORD)

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Visiting from Queenstown to Chicago

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Deep dive into eclectic Chicago and you’ll find a city that’s stuffed as full as a deep-dish pizza. Full of interesting architecture, prominent chefs, well-renowned festivals, stunning museums and a brewing scene that rivals America’s best, the Windy City is a treat and definitely worth a visit. Make sure to hit all of Chicago’s most iconic attractions, from a river cruise, explore the Millennium Park Campus, Chicago Riverwalk or venture onto the glass-bottomed Ledge at Skydeck Chicago for stunning views from one of the world’s tallest buildings. Take a culinary tour of Chicago’s diverse and delicious food scene from cheese burgers, Fulton Market to Michelin stared restaurants. This US city is packed with things to do for all travellers.

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When to visit

Whether you love the sun or the snow, Chicago buzzes with activities and events every month of the year. Spring in Chicago means flowers in bloom, warm weather and buzzing activity in the parks and along the lake. Temperatures typically range between 10 to 21°C. In the summer, the city is alive and packed with festivals and special events. This is patio season, with bars and restaurants spilling out onto scenic rooftops. Temperatures average around 26°C to 33°C. Autumn is windy and winters in Chicago bring picturesque snow, magical light displays, and unique holiday traditions with temperatures dropping to -1°C to 3°C.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)Opens external site in a new window. Multi-award-winning, environmentally conscious O’Hare (ORD) is one of the largest airports in the world. It lies just 16 miles from downtown Chicago and boasts four terminals — three domestic (Terminals 1, 2 and 3) and one international (Terminal 5).

Arriving in Chicago

The staff at Chicago Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Chicago from Chicago Airport

There are many transport options to make your trip to Chicago from ORD easy and stress free. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line ‘L’ Train, which runs 24/7, connects directly to the city from O’Hare Airport. Taxi, Lyft, and Uber are available at the terminal. GO Airport Express provides shared ride services to Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Numerous car rental companies are available at the airports or alternatively book a limousine or chauffeur service for your stay in Chicago.

Getting around Chicago

From Chicago public trannsport to walking the city’s many neighbourhoods, there are plenty of ways to get around. Chicago’s streets are organised on a grid system. Madison Street divides the city north and south, while State Street divides it east and west, so it can be navigated on foot. Public transport options include the CTA that operates Chicago’s train and bus routes. Convenient CTA bus routes travel throughout the city, with stops every few blocks. The high-speed Metra commuter rail train connects outlying suburbs to downtown Chicago, and is a fast and easy way to travel to the heart of the city. Taxis and rideshare options are available to get you throughout the city. Water taxis offer fast, affordable connections to top tourist designations. Shuttles and limos services are a way to travel in style. Bicycles are available for hire and it’s easy to drive around town.

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Departure information

Fly from Queenstown

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Queenstown, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.  

What is the main airport called? 

Queenstown airport (ZQN).Opens external site in a new window It is the gateway to the lower South Island. Located 15 minutes from downtown Queenstown, the Queenstown Airport services the region. It's easy to get to the city centre with shuttles, taxi services, buses and rental cars available at the airport. 

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 Passengers on Qantas flights from Queenstown are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

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Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight. Visit Booking changes for more information.

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Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.