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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 January or November, booked 59 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
$1,027 - $1,652
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 inches
Popular in December High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
Round-trip from $1,027 From Chicago to Cape Town
One-way from $799 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.

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 September, October 2020

The best prices found for CHI to CPT flights for September, October
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$732pp
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
26 Oct - 3 Nov
$742pp
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
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$761pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Cape Town 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Chicago found for this year
10 Nov - 18 Nov
$700pp
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
7 Dec - 15 Dec
$701pp
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 Nov - 18 Nov
$722pp
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
2:20 pm - 5:50 am
SWISS
1 Stop
31h 30m
ORD - CPT
SWISS
$799
KAYAK
4:15 pm - 7:00 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
30h 45m
ORD - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$1,198
Ovago
2:45 pm - 6:45 am
Emirates
1 Stop
32h 00m
ORD - CPT
Emirates
$1,374
Ovago

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.

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 Turkish Airlines for just $692, but on average you can expect to pay $736.

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.

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 39m. Fly via Delta, KLM, or Turkish Airlines 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 $692. Another option worth looking into is Qatar Airways, starting at $744 round trip. Turkish Airlines 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 SWISS, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $799. Lufthansa flights start at $801 while deals on Turkish Airlines start at $1,198 one-way.

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 = R16.32
Average temperature for September in Cape Town
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Cape Town
1.7 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Cape Town

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