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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)

CHI - JNB
Price
$792 - $1,395
JNB
Temperature
64.4 - 78.8 °F
JNB
Rainfall
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

$553

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?

Find a great deal and save up to 29% by booking at least 51 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Chicago to Johannesburg within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,045.

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 $1,222. You can even find prices in February for less than $1,222, as users have found deals to Johannesburg from as low as $889. The month of July 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 78%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to Johannesburg is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 11% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Johannesburg in January, February 2021

The best prices found for CHI to JNB flights for January, February
2 Feb - 25 Feb
$729pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Feb - 19 Apr
$765pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Jan - 12 Feb
$766pp
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
20 Apr - 3 May
$682pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 Mar - 6 Apr
$683pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Mar - 13 Apr
$686pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
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
30 Jan - 12 Feb
$766pp
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
30 Jan - 20 Apr
$767pp
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
30 Jan - 15 Feb
$779pp
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
$553
Flyus
8:30 pm - 5:45 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
25h 15m
ORD - JNB
Qatar Airways
$620
Gotogate
2:15 am - 9:05 am
Ethiopian Air
2 Stops
23h 50m
ORD - JNB
Ethiopian Air
$654
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Johannesburg

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.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta and Etihad Airways are some airlines that have done so. New policies for travelers booking flights from Chicago to Johannesburg OR Tambo include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Lufthansa, Delta, and Qatar Airways 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 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 $682, but on average you can expect to pay $736.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Johannesburg for under $700 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Chicago to Johannesburg, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

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.

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Johannesburg?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 84 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Johannesburg is typically colder than in Chicago. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Johannesburg?

There are many flights that can get you from Chicago to Johannesburg in 18h 40m. Fly via United Airlines, Delta, or Ethiopian Air 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 Johannesburg round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Johannesburg is Ethiopian Air. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $682 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Turkish Airlines and Etihad Airways, starting at $746 and $777 round-trip. These flights start at 29% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with SWISS, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $521. Turkish Airlines flights start at $553 while deals on Qatar Airways start at $603 one-way.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Johannesburg

Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Johannesburg
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.92
Average temperature for January in Johannesburg
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Johannesburg
5.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Johannesburg

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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