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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.
ZA1 - CHI
Price
R13 006 - R16 222
CHI
Temperature
1 - 29 °C
CHI
Precipitation
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

R13 006

From Johannesburg to Chicago

One-way from

R8 556

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?

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 R14 657.

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 R14 385 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R10 666. 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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for JNB to CHI flights in September, October
1 Oct - 1 Nov
R10 795pp
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
1 Oct - 1 Nov
R11 657pp
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
1 Oct - 1 Nov
R11 886pp
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

Johannesburg to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Johannesburg found for this year
11 Nov - 17 Nov
R10 652pp
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
11 Nov - 17 Nov
R10 723pp
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
1 Oct - 1 Nov
R10 795pp
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
17:15 - 16:24
British Airways
2 stops
31h 09m
JNB - ORD
British Airways
R8 556
13:50 - 7:15
Emirates
3 stops
49h 25m
JNB - ORD
Emirates
R11 599
20:15 - 8:57
Kenya Airways
2 stops
44h 42m
JNB - ORD
Kenya Airways
R12 862
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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Chicago

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.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Johannesburg to Chicago. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R10 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R10 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just R10 609, but on average you can expect to pay R11 441.

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

Currently priced at R10 609, 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 Ethiopian Air and Turkish Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R10 652 and R10 795, respectively. British Airways is priced at 26% 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 470. Users have also found prices from R11 599 and R12 862 on British Airways and Emirates, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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 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.

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) test taken 72 hours 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 September in Chicago
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Chicago
60.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing 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%
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