Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Chicago

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The best prices from Johannesburg to Chicago are usually found in March or February, booked 35 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Chicago

All the information you need to plan the best ZA1 to CHI flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

ZA1 - CHI

Price

R906 - R1 130

CHI

Temperature

-5 - 23 °C

CHI

Precipitation

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 387

From Johannesburg to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

R8 749

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Chicago (CHI)

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 9% by booking at least 35 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 Johannesburg to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R16 213.

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

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from Johannesburg. Prices for March average R15 912 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R11 798. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January. Opting for a March flight can save you 12% on your journey compared to booking in March

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago (ZA1 - CHI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 15% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Chicago in December, January 2021

The best prices found for Johannesburg to CHI flights in December, January
Dec 6 - Jan 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

35h 00m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

34h 30m
R11 179

British Airways

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Deal found 12/2/21

Dec 6 - Jan 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

40h 11m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

31h 36m
R11 576

British Airways

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Deal found 12/2/21

Dec 15 - Jan 3
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

22h 40m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

29h 30m
R11 608

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 12/1/21

Johannesburg to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Johannesburg found for this year
Dec 6 - Jan 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

35h 00m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

34h 30m
R11 179

British Airways

View Deal

Deal found 12/2/21

Dec 6 - Jan 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

40h 11m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

31h 36m
R11 576

British Airways

View Deal

Deal found 12/2/21

Dec 15 - Jan 3
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

22h 40m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

29h 30m
R11 608

Turkish Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/21

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
Dec 7 - Dec 24
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 00m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

21h 15m
R16 292

KLM

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Deal found 12/1/21

Dec 7 - Dec 24
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

25h 05m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

21h 15m
R16 387

KLM

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Deal found 12/1/21

Dec 7 - Dec 16
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

33h 29m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

41h 45m
R16 975

American Airlines

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Deal found 11/30/21

One-way flights to Chicago All airports from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Chicago
Feb 6
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

26h 05m
R8 035

British Airways

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Deal found 11/30/21

Feb 6
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 45m
R8 257

British Airways

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Deal found 11/30/21

Dec 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 45m
R8 527

British Airways

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Johannesburg to Chicago flights.

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

Emirates, Ethiopian Air, 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 R9 400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R9 400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R9 385, but on average you can expect to pay R11 370.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R16 300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than R16 300.

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

Flying on Qatar Airways is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at R9 385. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by British Airways and Turkish Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at R11 163 and R11 608, respectively. Qatar Airways is priced at 41% 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 035. Users have also found prices from R8 654 and R10 147 on American Airlines and Turkish Airlines, 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 Emirates.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R11 166. While the most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for R9 401 on average our data indicates R23 877 when flying from Johannesburg to Chicago.

Other flights to Chicago

Can I fly to Chicago from Johannesburg right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Chicago

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

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

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

Can I 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) test taken 72 hours before departing to Johannesburg.

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

Top 9 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
CheapestR10 442
AverageR13 679
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
CheapestR12 723
AverageR15 673
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
ITA - Airways
CheapestR12 842
AverageR16 587
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
British Airways
CheapestR13 024
AverageR14 318
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR13 348
AverageR17 209
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
CheapestR13 969
AverageR17 924
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
KLM
CheapestR14 102
AverageR16 447
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
CheapestR15 878
AverageR17 420
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
CheapestR16 954
AverageR19 145
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety