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

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 to Johannesburg

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to ZA1 flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.

CHI - ZA1

Price

$792 - $1,395

ZA1

Temperature

50 - 68 °F

ZA1

Precipitation

0 - 4.7 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 (CHI) to Johannesburg

One-way from

$513

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Johannesburg

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 January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHI to Johannesburg flights for January, February
Feb 4 - Mar 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

39h 35m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

30h 40m
$703

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Jan 29 - Feb 9
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 34m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 08m
$715

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Feb 4 - Feb 12
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

34h 10m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

39h 25m
$719

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 1/18/22

Chicago to Johannesburg 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Chicago found for this year
Apr 14 - Apr 20
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 20m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

24h 50m
$698

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 1/17/22

Mar 26 - Apr 11
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

43h 15m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

22h 25m
$702

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

Feb 4 - Mar 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

39h 35m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

30h 40m
$703

Turkish Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/16/22

Last minute flights from Chicago to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg from Chicago, departing today and this week
Jan 29 - Feb 9
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 34m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 08m
$715

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Jan 28 - Feb 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

31h 00m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

27h 45m
$731

SWISS

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 26 - Feb 5
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 00m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

23h 00m
$733

Delta

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Deal found 1/18/22

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Chicago

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

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

36h 25m
$502

RwandAir

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 11
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

41h 50m
$512

RwandAir

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Deal found 1/16/22

Mar 16
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

47h 45m
$513

RwandAir

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Deal found 1/19/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Johannesburg flights.

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.

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 $698, but on average you can expect to pay $721.

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?

Ethiopian Air, at $698, was found to be the cheapest airline from Chicago to Johannesburg.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Turkish Airlines and United Airlines. These flights start at 27% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$502 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from RwandAir. You may also be able to find cheap deals on United Airlines and Delta, with prices starting from $591 and $700, respectively.

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

Before booking your flight from Chicago to Johannesburg check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Air France.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Johannesburg?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Johannesburg is $489. On average you can expect to pay $1,489. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), can usually be booked for $698.

Other flights from Chicago

Can I fly to Johannesburg from Chicago right now?

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.


Can I 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 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
Cheapest$656
Average$892
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
SWISS
Cheapest$682
Average$763
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time79%
COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
Cheapest$706
Average$956
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
Cheapest$706
Average$1,029
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety
Turkish Airlines
Cheapest$708
Average$1,240
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$778
Average$1,190
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
Cheapest$778
Average$1,139
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
KLM
Cheapest$779
Average$965
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$790
Average$943
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$793
Average$1,233
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety