Cheap flights from South Africa to Illinois

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South Africa to Illinois

All the information you need to plan the best null to ORD flight in 2021: compare South Africa to Illinois flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Illinois.
When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Illinois (ZA - IL)?

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

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

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 South Africa to Illinois 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 904. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R14 904.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Illinois?

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Illinois from South Africa. Users have commonly found prices around R14 628 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R10 846. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in January.

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

The best prices found for South Africa to Illinois flights in October, November
16 Nov - 4 Mar
R10 817pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
STL
Lambert-St Louis
STL
Lambert-St Louis
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Nov - 29 Nov
R10 890pp
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 Nov - 22 Nov
R11 021pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Illinois 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Illinois from South Africa found for this year
16 Dec - 31 Mar
R8 043pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
16 Dec - 31 Mar
R8 087pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
16 Nov - 4 Mar
R10 817pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
STL
Lambert-St Louis
STL
Lambert-St Louis
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Illinois from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Illinois
13:10 - 12:45
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
31h 35m
CPT - ORD
Turkish Airlines
R8 846
FlightHub
11:10 - 9:00
British Airways
2 stops
29h 50m
CPT - ORD
British Airways
R9 474
FlightHub
10:30 - 9:00
Etihad Airways
2 stops
30h 30m
CPT - ORD
Etihad Airways
R10 686

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Illinois

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

Emirates, British Airways, and Qatar Airways 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 South Africa to Illinois to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from South Africa to Illinois 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.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Illinois for under R8 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Illinois for under R8 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just R8 043, but on average you can expect to pay R11 080.

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

For one-way options, check prices for American Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R8 554. Users have also found prices from R8 700 and R8 846 on British Airways and Turkish Airlines, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Illinois (IL)

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Illinois

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

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 Illinois.

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

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

Returning to South Africa from Illinois

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

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

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Destination points for flights from South Africa to Illinois

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Destination information for Illinois

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Africa to Illinois.
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Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Airports servicing

Bloomington Bloomington-Normal (BMI)
Champaign University-Willard (CMI)
Decatur Arpt (DEC)
Moline Quad-City (MLI)
Marion Williamson County (MWA)

Top 9 airlines flying from South Africa to Illinois

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Illinois 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 599 R12 575 No cancel fee 72%
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Qatar Airways
R11 696 R14 996 No cancel fee 68%
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Alitalia
R11 806 R15 249 No cancel fee 81%
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British Airways
R11 973 R13 162 No cancel fee 70%
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Emirates
R12 271 R15 288 No cancel fee 75%
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United Airlines
R12 842 R16 478 No cancel fee 69%
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KLM
R12 964 R16 372 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
R14 597 R16 015 No cancel fee 75%
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Lufthansa
R15 586 R17 600 No cancel fee 76%
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