Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Cape Town (CPT)

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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 Monday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to CPT flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
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

$804

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 31% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Cape Town in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CHI to CPT flights for May, June
25 Jun - 25 Jul
$916pp
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
25 Jun - 25 Jul
$931pp
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
23 Jun - 30 Jun
$960pp
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
11 Nov - 19 Nov
$652pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Nov - 7 Nov
$682pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Oct - 5 Nov
$731pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from Chicago, departing today and this week
27 May - 14 Jun
$1,051pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 May - 14 Jun
$1,060pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 May - 14 Jun
$1,061pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Cape Town
2:15 pm - 6:00 am
Lufthansa
2 Stops
56h 45m
ORD - CPT
Lufthansa
$804
Lufthansa
5:45 am - 9:45 am
Ethiopian Air
1 Stop
21h 00m
ORD - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$883
SmartFares
9:25 pm - 1:40 pm
Qatar Airways
2 Stops
33h 15m
ORD - CPT
Qatar Airways
$987
BudgetAir

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> 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.

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.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cape Town from Chicago?

Cape Town Intl (CPT), located 9.7 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Chicago to Cape Town. 14 airlines have flights to Cape Town Intl from Chicago on a regular basis. Booking flights from Chicago to Cape Town Intl should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Chicago per day.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Cape Town for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Cape Town for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just $652, but on average you can expect to pay $857.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Cape Town for under $700 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.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Cape Town for under $1,100?

There are currently 17+ open flights from Chicago to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

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 23h 34m. Fly via Delta, TAP AIR PORTUGAL, or KLM 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 TAP AIR PORTUGAL is currently your cheapest option to Cape Town, with prices starting at $652. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Turkish Airlines and British Airways, with the lowest prices starting at $844 and $899, respectively. TAP AIR PORTUGAL is currently priced 43% 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 $595. Ethiopian Air flights start at $712 while deals on Lufthansa start at $796 one-way.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Cape Town

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.13
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
2.5 ″

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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