Flights from Chicago (ORD) to Brisbane (BNE)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Chicago to Brisbane
When to visit
Best time to visit Brisbane
With plenty of events happening all year round, it’s easy to find your ideal time to visit the Queensland City of Brisbane. Time your trip to coincide with the Regional Flavours Festival in July or visit in September to enjoy music, dance, theatre and comedy at the Brisbane Festival. Planning to make the most of the city’s subtropical climate? You’ll enjoy warm and dry weather in October and November, providing perfect conditions to explore the Queensland coast.
When your flight to Brisbane lands, you’ll be greeted by the staff at Brisbane AirportOpens external site in a new window. From there, it’s really easy to make your way to different parts of the busy city.
Arriving at Brisbane Airport
Once you collect your bags from the baggage area, there are various transport options available to get you to town.
Getting into Brisbane
To reach Brisbane’s city centre on a budget, take the Airtrain, which offers fast and affordable access to the CBD in as little as 20 minutes. For a more direct route to the city, look for the taxis, rideshare services and shuttles that can be accessed outside the terminal building. You can also pre-book to hire a car.
Getting around Brisbane
After you’ve made your way into the heart of Brisbane, getting around is easy. The city’s public transport system is both convenient and affordable, with trains, buses and ferries all accessible with a reloadable go card. Alternatively, if you’re planning to visit Brisbane's nearby attractions during your holiday, car hires can be booked in advance or organised on arrival. Walking and cycling are also a great way to get around on more than 1,100km of dedicated pathways.
Fly from Chicago
We want your journey from Chicago to be as smooth as possible and the following information will ensure that happens.
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).
All passengers flying from Chicago are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
Passengers travelling from Chicago can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the terminal by visiting a kiosk or desk.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare.
Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.
If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.
If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.