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Johannesburg (JNB) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to CHI flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
JNB - CHI
Price
R906 - R1 130
CHI
Temperature
-5 - 23 °C
CHI
Rainfall
43 - 125 mm

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R14 631

From Johannesburg to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

R8 801

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago (JNB - CHI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Johannesburg to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 15% on airfare.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 35 days in advance to save up to 9% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 35 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Johannesburg to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R16 488, or R16 488 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to Chicago?

Thursday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Johannesburg to Chicago. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago?

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Chicago from Johannesburg average R16 182. You can even find prices in March for less than R16 182, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as R11 998. The month of January appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Johannesburg. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 12%.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Chicago in May, June 2022

The best prices found for JNB to CHI flights in May, June
29 May - 28 Aug
R12 709pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
9 Jun - 21 Jun
R13 048pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 May - 28 Aug
R13 193pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Johannesburg found for this year
25 Sep - 27 Nov
R12 224pp
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
25 Sep - 27 Nov
R12 257pp
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
29 May - 28 Aug
R12 709pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
26 May - 6 Jun
R14 033pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 May - 6 Jun
R15 535pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 May - 23 May
R16 391pp
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

One-way flights to Chicago from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Chicago
16:45 - 9:10
American Airlines
1 stop
23h 25m
JNB - ORD
American Airlines
R8 801
14:10 - 5:50
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
22h 40m
JNB - ORD
Turkish Airlines
R10 690
oojo
15:00 - 9:00
United Airlines
1 stop
25h 00m
JNB - ORD
United Airlines
R11 094
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Johannesburg</span> to <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Chicago

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Qatar Airways, British Airways, and KLM are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R12 300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R12 300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just R12 224, but on average you can expect to pay R13 339.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R14 100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than R14 100.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Johannesburg to Chicago round-trip?

Flying on British Airways is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at R12 224. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Ethiopian Air and KLM, with the lowest prices starting at R12 709 and R13 048, respectively. British Airways is priced at 24% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for British Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R8 672. Users have also found prices from R8 720 and R9 721 on American Airlines and RwandAir, respectively.

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

Before booking your flight from Johannesburg to Chicago, check out the most popular airlines for this route: ITA Airways, British Airways or Delta.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R10 883. While the most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for R12 224 on average our data indicates R12 156 when flying from Johannesburg to Chicago.

COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Johannesburg?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Chicago

Most visitors from Johannesburg need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Chicago.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Johannesburg from Chicago?

Returning to Johannesburg from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Johannesburg.

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

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to Chicago.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,07
Average temperature for May in Chicago
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
109.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 8 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg 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
R9 366 R10 979 No cancel fee 68%
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KLM
R11 210 R14 812 No cancel fee 75%
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Emirates
R11 279 R13 122 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
R11 578 R12 263 No cancel fee 77%
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British Airways
R11 684 R13 312 No cancel fee 70%
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Ethiopian Air
R11 822 R13 568 No cancel fee 72%
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ITA Airways
R13 060 R16 869 No cancel fee 81%
Search ITA Airways flights
United Airlines
R15 948 R15 982 No cancel fee 69%
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