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Flights to Chicago in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR17 207Average for round-trip flights in December 2021
Round-trip fromR9 495From Johannesburg to Chicago
One-way fromR161One-way flight from Johannesburg to Chicago

Cheap flights to Chicago in December, January 2021

The best prices found for ORD flights for December, January
26 Jan - 16 Feb
R10 620pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Jan - 10 Mar
R10 636pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Jan - 15 Feb
R10 716pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago found for this year
18 Dec - 11 Jan
R11 777pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Dec - 1 Jan
R12 323pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18 Dec - 11 Jan
R12 419pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Chicago from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from USA will not be allowed to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Can I fly back to USA from Chicago?

Returning to USA from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

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Cheapest prices for Chicago flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Chicago found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
June
R15 199
July
R16 082
August
R16 114
October
R13 913
December
R16 259

When is the best time to fly to Chicago?

Average Chicago flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
ZA1 - CHI
Price
R12 526 - R22 841
CHI
Temperature
1 - 29 °C
CHI
Precipitation
17 - 109 mm
June is typically the best time to fly to Chicago, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Chicago, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being May.

When is the best time to book a flight to Chicago?

The best time to book flights to Chicago is 35 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Chicago?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Chicago. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Chicago?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Chicago trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Chicago?

In your quest to find great Chicago flight deals, you will find that flight times between OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg (JNB) and O’Hare International Airport in Chicago (ORD) range in length between 26h 20min and 35h 55min. Some good routings include JNB to ORD via Doha (DOH) on Qatar Airways, via Amsterdam (AMS) on KLM, via Paris (CDG) on Air France, via Istanbul (IST) on Turkish Airlines, via Zurich (ZRH) on Swiss International, and via Frankfurt (FRA) on Lufthansa. Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, KLM, and Lufthansa all offer direct service from Cape Town International Airport (CPT), while Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines operate direct flights out of King Shaka International Airport in Durban (DUR), with a stop-over in Johannesburg on the way to Doha and Istanbul. Whether you choose to take a domestic flight to Johannesburg first and then connect internationally for onward flights, or you choose to fly direct from the coastal cities, be prepared to add at least 5h from CPT and 3h from DUR to your journey times.

Are there non-stop flights to Chicago?

O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, United States, is one of the busiest airports in the world, but unfortunately there are currently no non-stop flights from South Africa. Part of the reason for this is technical and technological: Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) sits at 1,700m above sea level, making it difficult for long-haul flights to travel such far distances because of the reduced aircraft performance at a ‘hot-and-high’ airport like Johannesburg. Even if there were direct flights to Chicago, flights leaving Johannesburg would have to stop somewhere to refuel. There are, however, plenty of deals to be found with one or more stopovers en route.

How do you get from O’Hare Airport to the Chicago city centre?

To get from O’Hare International Airport to downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States, take the CTA Blue Line (part of Chicago’s "L" rapid transit system), located on the lowest level of the parking structure and accessed via tunnel from terminals 1-3 and by shuttle bus from terminal 5. Trains conveniently run 24h a day, every 4-30min.

What are some things to do in Chicago?

America’s third-largest city (after New York and Los Angeles) is a cultural icon. This is the place where deep-dish pizza was invented, so if you’re looking for authentic Italian American cuisine, then this is the city to have it in. It is also the place where the skyscraper was invented – an innovation that has spread to many cities around the world. The Willis Tower remains one of the tallest buildings in the United States, and has an observation deck from which to view the whole city. The beautiful Lake Michigan, which Chicago is built next to, is one of the Great Lakes of North America, and offers anything from biking to beaches and miles of lakeside greenery. Chicago is awash with museums, including the Museum of Science and Industry and the Art Institute of Chicago. The city is also a very important business centre, with the head offices of Boeing, United Airlines, McDonald’s, Mondelez, Kraft Heinz and Caterpillar, amongst others.

Do I need a passport or a visa to fly to Chicago?

You will need both a current passport and a visa to get to Chicago. The United States has strict visa and foreign visitor entry policies, so be sure to apply in good time before you look for Chicago flight deals. Apply at the embassy in Pretoria of the consulates in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban.

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Cheap tickets to Chicago found by our users in South Africa as recently as December 05, 2021.
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