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South Africa to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best null to CHI flight in 2021: compare South Africa to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Chicago?

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Chicago from South Africa average R14 734. You can even find prices in March for less than R14 734, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as R10 925. The month of January appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from South Africa. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 12%.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from South Africa to Chicago at least 35 days early can save you up to 9% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 35 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from South Africa to Chicago for as little as R15 012 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R15 012 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Chicago (ZA - CHI)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from South Africa to Chicago as you normally would.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to CHI flights in October, November
25 Nov - 28 Jan
R9 410pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 Oct - 28 Oct
R9 748pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Nov - 25 Jan
R10 807pp
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

South Africa to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from South Africa found for this year
25 Nov - 28 Jan
R9 410pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 Oct - 28 Oct
R9 748pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Dec - 7 Jan
R10 719pp
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

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from South Africa, departing today and this week
1 Nov - 8 Nov
R11 586pp
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 Nov - 8 Nov
R12 674pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Nov - 7 Nov
R13 277pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Chicago from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Chicago
14:20 - 4:55
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
22h 35m
JNB - ORD
Turkish Airlines
R14 013
Bookingwiz.co.th
19:20 - 9:55
KLM
1 stop
22h 35m
CPT - ORD
KLM
R16 527
5:00 - 3:15
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
30h 15m
CPT - ORD
Multiple Airlines
R21 247
qatarairways.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Chicago

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

Some of our airline partners flying from South Africa 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.

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

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. 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 South Africa to Chicago. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Chicago for under R9 500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Chicago for under R9 500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R9 410, but on average you can expect to pay R11 175.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Chicago for under R11 600?

There are currently 6+ open flights from South Africa to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than R11 600.

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

R10 998 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Turkish Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Emirates and Ethiopian Air, with prices starting from R11 689 and R11 881, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to Chicago?

When deciding which route to take from South Africa to Chicago, consider Johannesburg OR Tambo - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Chicago Midway or Cape Town Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl, as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R6 537. While the most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for R9 748 on average our data indicates R10 661 when flying from South Africa to Chicago

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

The most popular airlines flying from South Africa to Chicago are Alitalia, British Airways and Emirates. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from South Africa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Chicago

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Chicago.

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

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

Do I need a test to fly back to South Africa from Chicago?

Returning to South Africa from Chicago

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

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

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Departure points for flights from South Africa to Chicago

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Africa 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 (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 9 airlines flying from South Africa to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa 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
R9 668 R12 666 No cancel fee 72%
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Qatar Airways
R11 781 R15 105 No cancel fee 68%
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Alitalia
R11 891 R15 359 No cancel fee 81%
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British Airways
R12 059 R13 258 No cancel fee 70%
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Emirates
R12 360 R15 399 No cancel fee 75%
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United Airlines
R12 935 R16 597 No cancel fee 69%
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KLM
R13 058 R16 491 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
R14 702 R16 131 No cancel fee 75%
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Lufthansa
R15 699 R17 727 No cancel fee 76%
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