Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Johannesburg (JNB)

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The best prices from Chicago to Johannesburg are usually found in February or January, booked 19 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to JNB flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
CHI - ZA1
Price
$792 - $1,395
ZA1
Temperature
64.4 - 78.8 °F
ZA1
Precipitation
0.2 - 5.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$792

From Chicago to Johannesburg

One-way from

$634

One-way flight from Chicago to Johannesburg

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 Johannesburg?

Flights from Chicago to Johannesburg are found to be more expensive on Saturday. 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 Johannesburg.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Chicago to Johannesburg at least 19 days early can save you up to 8% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 19 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Chicago to Johannesburg for as little as $924 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,008 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Johannesburg?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Johannesburg from Chicago average $964. You can even find prices in February for less than $964, as users have found deals to Johannesburg from as low as $700. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Johannesburg from Chicago. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 44%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Johannesburg (CHI - ZA1)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to Johannesburg in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 20% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Johannesburg in September, October 2021

The best prices found for CHI to JNB flights for September, October
1 Oct - 16 Oct
$690pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 Oct - 21 Oct
$698pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Oct - 23 Oct
$706pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Chicago found for this year
1 Oct - 16 Oct
$690pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 Oct - 21 Oct
$698pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Oct - 23 Oct
$706pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Johannesburg

Late deals on round-trip flights to Johannesburg from Chicago, departing today and this week
24 Sep - 3 Oct
$728pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Sep - 8 Oct
$771pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Sep - 1 Oct
$776pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Johannesburg
4:40 pm - 6:10 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
29h 30m
ORD - JNB
Turkish Airlines
$634
Flyus
2:00 am - 5:55 am
Kenya Airways
2 Stops
43h 55m
ORD - JNB
Kenya Airways
$641
BudgetAir
3:35 pm - 5:15 am
British Airways
2 Stops
29h 40m
ORD - JNB
British Airways
$650
KAYAK

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Johannesburg

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Johannesburg have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Chicago to Johannesburg that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Lufthansa, Delta, and Qatar Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Chicago to Johannesburg 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.

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Johannesburg for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just $690, but on average you can expect to pay $776.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Johannesburg for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than $800.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Chicago to Johannesburg round-trip from $690. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Turkish Airlines. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Johannesburg for 28% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $517. Users have also found prices from $634 and $641 on Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Johannesburg, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Johannesburg from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Johannesburg

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

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


Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Johannesburg?

Returning to Chicago from Johannesburg

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Johannesburg.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.66
Average temperature for September in Johannesburg
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Johannesburg
0.8 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Johannesburg 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
$682 $763 No cancel fee 79%
Qatar Airways
$656 $892 No cancel fee 68%
American Airlines
$790 $943 No cancel fee 71%
Ethiopian Air
$706 $956 No cancel fee 72%
KLM
$779 $965 No cancel fee 75%
Lufthansa
$706 $1,029 No cancel fee 76%
Etihad Airways
$778 $1,139 No cancel fee 75%
Emirates
$778 $1,190 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$793 $1,233 No cancel fee N/A
Turkish Airlines
$708 $1,240 No cancel fee 77%
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