Cheap flights from Cape Town to Chicago

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The best prices from Cape Town Intl to Chicago are usually found in July or February, booked 42 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Tuesday

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Cape Town (CPT) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to CHI flight in 2021: compare Cape Town to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
CPT - CHI
Price
R941 - R1 149
CHI
Temperature
-5 - 23 °C
CHI
Precipitation
43 - 125 mm

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R13 736

From Cape Town Intl to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

R8 846

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to Chicago?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 7% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Chicago?

The best pricing can be found in the month of July. Prices to Chicago from Cape Town average R15 094. You can even find prices in July for less than R15 094, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as R12 743. The month of September appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Cape Town. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 11%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Chicago (CPT - CHI)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Cape Town to Chicago in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 4% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Chicago?

Find a great deal and save up to 13% by booking at least 42 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Cape Town to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R17 195.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CPT to CHI flights in October, November
29 Nov - 7 Dec
R11 823pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30 Nov - 7 Dec
R12 115pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30 Nov - 6 Dec
R13 064pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Cape Town found for this year
23 Dec - 4 Jan
R8 656pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Dec - 4 Jan
R10 174pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Dec - 5 Jan
R11 634pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Chicago
13:10 - 12:45
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
31h 35m
CPT - ORD
Turkish Airlines
R8 846
FlightHub
11:10 - 9:00
British Airways
2 stops
29h 50m
CPT - ORD
British Airways
R9 473
FlightHub
10:30 - 9:00
Etihad Airways
2 stops
30h 30m
CPT - ORD
Etihad Airways
R10 685

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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Chicago

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cape Town to Chicago?

For a flight from Cape Town to Chicago, you will be flying from Cape Town Intl. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is just 15,6 km from the centre of the city. Cape Town Intl is the only Cape Town airport and it handles 0 outbound flights to Chicago per day. 6 airlines have flights to Chicago from Cape Town Intl on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Cape Town Intl to Chicago have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Emirates, Qatar Airways, and KLM are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Emirates with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Chicago for under R8 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Chicago for under R8 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just R8 656, but on average you can expect to pay R11 940.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cape Town to Chicago return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Cape Town to Chicago from R8 656 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are British Airways, from R11 050, and American Airlines, from R11 721. Etihad Airways is 42% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cape Town to Chicago one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as R8 700 on British Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Turkish Airlines from R8 846 and Etihad Airways from R10 685 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R13 516. While the most popular route (Cape Town Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for R11 050 on average our data indicates R15 545 when flying from Cape Town to Chicago

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cape Town to Chicago?

British Airways, Emirates and KLM are the most popular airlines when flying from Cape Town to Chicago.

COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Cape Town?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Chicago

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl will not be allowed to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Do I need a test to fly back to Cape Town from Chicago?

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Chicago

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Chicago.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,07
Average temperature for October in Chicago
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
66.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
R12 644 R15 278 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R13 075 R15 187 No cancel fee 75%
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KLM
R14 093 R17 623 No cancel fee 75%
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