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The best prices from Chicago to Cape Town are usually found in February or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Cape Town (CPT)

CHI - CPT
Price
$962 - $1,661
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$962

From Chicago to Cape Town

One-way from

$495

One-way flight from Chicago to Cape Town

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 round-trip from Chicago to Cape Town?

Users have found that flying from Chicago to Cape Town on a Wednesday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Cape Town?

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $1,322 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $879. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Cape Town (CHI - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Chicago to Cape Town in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 17% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Cape Town in January, February 2021

The best prices found for CHI to CPT flights for January, February
5 Feb - 1 May
$898pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Feb - 1 May
$906pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Feb - 10 May
$908pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Chicago found for this year
12 Oct - 20 Oct
$765pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 May - 3 Jun
$766pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 Oct - 20 Oct
$768pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Cape Town
5:05 pm - 8:45 am
British Airways
2 Stops
32h 40m
ORD - CPT
British Airways
$495
CheapFlights
4:40 pm - 7:00 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
30h 20m
ORD - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$649
Travelgenio
1:00 am - 8:30 am
Kenya Airways
3 Stops
47h 30m
ORD - CPT
Kenya Airways
$661
CheapFlights

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Cape Town flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Cape Town

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Cape Town due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Cape Town for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Chicago to Cape Town Intl are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Cape Town Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Delta, KLM, and Lufthansa 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 Chicago to Cape Town for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Cape Town for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $766, but on average you can expect to pay $858.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Cape Town for under $800 on Cheapflights?

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

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

Expect the weather to be around 84 °F on average in February. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Cape Town is generally hotter than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Cape Town?

There are many flights that can get you from Chicago to Cape Town in 22h 49m. Fly via Delta, KLM, or SWISS to get the fastest option. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Flying on Turkish Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Cape Town, with prices starting at $766. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by British Airways and SWISS, with the lowest prices starting at $862 and $875, respectively. Turkish Airlines is currently priced 34% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with British Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $495. Turkish Airlines flights start at $627 while deals on Kenya Airways start at $661 one-way.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Cape Town

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Cape Town
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.92
Average temperature for January in Cape Town
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Cape Town
0.4 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Cape Town 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
SWISS
$752 $862 No cancel fee 79%
Qatar Airways
$736 $1,026 No cancel fee 68%
Turkish Airlines
$744 $1,033 No cancel fee 77%
Emirates
$920 $1,077 No cancel fee 75%
Lufthansa
$805 $1,116 No cancel fee 76%
Ethiopian Air
$1,013 $1,197 No cancel fee 72%
KLM
$925 $1,310 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$1,005 $1,373 No cancel fee N/A
British Airways
$930 $1,724 No cancel fee 70%
United Airlines
$972 $1,725 No cancel fee 69%
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