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Johannesburg (JNB) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to CHI flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
JNB - CHI
Price
R12 787 - R15 949
CHI
Temperature
1 - 29 °C
CHI
Rainfall
17 - 109 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

R12 787

From Johannesburg to Chicago

One-way from

R7 466

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Chicago

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 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?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 35 days in advance, which can save you up to 9% on flights from Johannesburg to Chicago compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 35 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R14 410. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R14 410.

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

March can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Johannesburg with a flight ticket averaging about R14 143. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as R10 487. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 15% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for JNB to CHI flights in May, June
9 Jun - 22 Sep
R11 799pp
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
13 Jun - 16 Jul
R11 813pp
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
11 Jun - 15 Jul
R11 954pp
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

Johannesburg to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Johannesburg found for this year
21 Nov - 4 Dec
R10 769pp
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
21 Sep - 14 Dec
R10 882pp
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
23 Sep - 9 Dec
R10 966pp
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

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
22 May - 6 Jun
R14 424pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 May - 6 Jun
R14 495pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 May - 6 Jun
R21 058pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Chicago from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Chicago
15:20 - 14:40
British Airways
1 stop
30h 20m
JNB - ORD
British Airways
R7 467
KAYAK
15:25 - 8:40
SWISS
2 stops
24h 15m
JNB - ORD
SWISS
R9 654
swiss
8:20 - 4:00
Ethiopian Air
4 stops
50h 40m
JNB - ORD
Ethiopian Air
R21 439

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Chicago

What airport do you fly from for flights from Johannesburg to Chicago?

Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB), located 20,7 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Johannesburg to Chicago. 11 airlines have flights from OR Tambo to Chicago on a regular basis. Booking flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Chicago should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 outbound flights to Chicago per day.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways and Alitalia are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Chicago include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Chicago that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Emirates, Ethiopian Air, and KLM. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R11 291 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R11 291. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just R10 882, but on average you can expect to pay R12 237.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R11 291 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Johannesburg to Chicago, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R15 525?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Johannesburg to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than R15 525.

Is Johannesburg weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 29 °C range in July. The weather in Chicago is generally hotter than Johannesburg's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Johannesburg to Chicago?

A quick flight from Johannesburg to Chicago can take about 21h 45m. British Airways provides one of the quickest options available for as low as R12 096. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Johannesburg to Chicago return?

Currently priced at R10 882, British Airways will fly you from Johannesburg to Chicago and back. In addition to British Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and Turkish Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R10 967 and R11 800, respectively. You may be able to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago for 23% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is British Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R7 184. However, be on the lookout for offers from SWISS and Ethiopian Air, as they are both options that can get you from Johannesburg to Chicago for a low price.

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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 = $0,08
Average temperature for May in Chicago
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
109.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
R658 R861 No cancel fee 72%
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British Airways
R820 R902 No cancel fee 70%
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Qatar Airways
R801 R987 No cancel fee 68%
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KLM
R888 R1 036 No cancel fee 75%
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Alitalia
R809 R1 045 No cancel fee 81%
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Emirates
R841 R1 084 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
R1 000 R1 097 No cancel fee 75%
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United Airlines
R880 R1 129 No cancel fee 69%
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Lufthansa
R1 068 R1 206 No cancel fee 76%
Search Lufthansa flights
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