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

CHI — CPT
Oct 4 — Oct 111

The best prices from Chicago to Cape Town Intl are usually found in January or November, booked 50 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Sunday and return on a Friday

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 2022: compare Chicago to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.

CHI - CPT

Price

$966 - $1,761

CPT

Temperature

53.6 - 69.8 °F

CPT

Rainfall

0.8 - 3.9 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop
Round-trip from$966From Chicago (CHI) to Cape Town Intl
One-way from$747One-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 51 days in advance, which can save you up to 8% on flights from Chicago to Cape Town compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 51 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 $1,308. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,308.

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

Our data shows that January tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $1,248 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $869. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

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 morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 12% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Cape Town in September, October 2022

The best prices found for CHI to CPT flights for September, October
Oct 26 - Nov 16
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

40h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

31h 40m
$1,105

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 26 - Nov 2
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

23h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

37h 55m
$1,107

KLM

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Oct 26 - Nov 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

29h 16m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

21h 50m
$1,112

KLM

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Chicago to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Chicago found for this year
Nov 21 - Dec 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

40h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 35m
$854

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Dec 3 - Dec 12
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

40h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

31h 40m
$894

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Dec 4 - Dec 10
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

30h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

31h 40m
$937

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Cheap Delta flights from Chicago to Cape Town

Jan 20 - Jan 30
MDW

Chicago Midway

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

27h 50m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

2 stops

30h 16m
$1,079

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Jan 30 - Feb 14
MDW

Chicago Midway

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

28h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

25h 32m
$1,080

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

Jan 31 - Feb 15
MDW

Chicago Midway

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

27h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

25h 32m
$1,084

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

Cheap Turkish Airlines flights from Chicago to Cape Town

Nov 21 - Dec 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

40h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 35m
$854

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Dec 3 - Dec 12
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

40h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

31h 40m
$894

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Feb 6 - Feb 20
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

40h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 35m
$896

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Last minute flights from Chicago to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Chicago, departing today and this week
Oct 6 - Oct 20
MDW

Chicago Midway

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

25h 16m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

2 stops

30h 04m
$1,629

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

Oct 6 - Oct 20
MDW

Chicago Midway

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

29h 39m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

2 stops

30h 04m
$1,679

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 6 - Oct 20
MDW

Chicago Midway

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

25h 16m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

2 stops

30h 04m
$1,680

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

One-way flights to Cape Town from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Cape Town
Oct 17
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

30h 25m
$595

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Feb 23
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

29h 45m
$659

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Nov 21
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

29h 00m
$669

SWISS

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

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. 13 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, Turkish Airlines, and United Airlines 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 Multiple Airlines for just $735, but on average you can expect to pay $912.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Cape Town for under $1,700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $1,700.

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

According to our current data, Turkish Airlines ($854), SWISS ($987), and Lufthansa ($1,014) offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Cape Town. Turkish Airlines is currently priced 31% 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 Turkish Airlines ($595), SWISS ($669), and Lufthansa ($670).

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 $2,246 for a flight from Chicago to Cape Town. The cheapest flight overall is $879 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at $854.

Top 8 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
Turkish AirlinesCheapest$831Average$918FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$908Average$1,162FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$909Average$1,074FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapest$918Average$1,240FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapest$934Average$1,450FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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LufthansaCheapest$966Average$1,119FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$998Average$1,324FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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British AirwaysCheapest$1,062Average$1,315FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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