Cape Town

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

The best prices from Chicago to Cape Town Intl 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 to Cape Town

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to CPT flight in 2022: 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

53.6 - 69.8 °F

CPT

Precipitation

0.8 - 3.9 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 (CHI) to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

$551

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Cape Town Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Cape Town?

Wednesday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Chicago to Cape Town. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cape Town.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Cape Town?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 33% on flights from Chicago to Cape Town compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 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 $1,251. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,423.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $1,161 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $817. 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 optimal to fly from Chicago to Cape Town in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 31% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Cape Town in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHI to CPT flights for January, February
Feb 23 - Mar 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

30h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 45m
$810

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 9 - Mar 30
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

30h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 00m
$840

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 13 - Feb 20
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

32h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

34h 15m
$844

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

Chicago to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Chicago found for this year
Feb 23 - Mar 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

30h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 45m
$810

Turkish Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Mar 1 - Jun 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

30h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

30h 50m
$813

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Mar 10 - Mar 29
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

40h 30m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 00m
$828

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Last minute flights from Chicago to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Chicago, departing today and this week
Jan 26 - May 5
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

44h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

24h 25m
$875

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 1/20/22

Jan 28 - Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

27h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

28h 00m
$885

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 28 - Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

32h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

29h 15m
$983

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Cape Town
Mar 25
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

36h 15m
$539

RwandAir

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Deal found 1/17/22

Feb 7
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

36h 10m
$551

RwandAir

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Deal found 1/20/22

Apr 22
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

33h 30m
$652

British Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

Related info for your journey

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

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.

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 $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Cape Town for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $801, but on average you can expect to pay $852.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Cape Town for under $900?

There are currently 13+ open flights from Chicago to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $900.

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

According to our current data, Turkish Airlines ($801), Qatar Airways ($844), and Ethiopian Air ($864) offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Cape Town. Turkish Airlines is currently priced 30% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Chicago to Cape Town are RwandAir ($539), British Airways ($652), and Ethiopian Air ($655).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Cape Town?

When booking a flight from Chicago to Cape Town, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Air France or British Airways as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Cape Town?

On average you can expect to pay $836 for a flight from Chicago to Cape Town. The cheapest flight overall is $652 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at $810.

Can I fly to Cape Town Intl from Chicago right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Cape Town Intl

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cape Town Intl.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Can I fly back to Chicago from Cape Town Intl?

Returning to Chicago from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
Cheapest$736
Average$1,026
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Turkish Airlines
Cheapest$744
Average$1,033
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
SWISS
Cheapest$752
Average$862
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time79%
COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
Cheapest$805
Average$1,116
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$920
Average$1,077
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
KLM
Cheapest$925
Average$1,310
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
British Airways
Cheapest$930
Average$1,724
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$972
Average$1,725
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$1,005
Average$1,373
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
Cheapest$1,013
Average$1,197
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety