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How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to South Africa

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

To save up to 24% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 19 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Chicago to South Africa from $1,189 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,561 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to South Africa?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, October can be a great choice for travel to South Africa. Flights to South Africa from Chicago in October are about $1,190 on average during October, but can be found for as low as $916.

Cheap flights from Chicago to South Africa in October, November 2020

The best prices found for CHI to South Africa flights for October, November
2 Nov - 11 Nov
$730pp
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
23 Nov - 4 Dec
$760pp
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
26 Nov - 4 Dec
$766pp
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

Chicago to South Africa 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Chicago found for this year
2 Nov - 11 Nov
$730pp
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
7 Dec - 18 Dec
$736pp
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
23 Nov - 4 Dec
$760pp
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

Last minute flights from Chicago to South Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Africa from Chicago, departing today and this week
2 Nov - 11 Nov
$730pp
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
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$781pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$785pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to South Africa from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to South Africa
2:10 pm - 5:00 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
30h 50m
ORD - JNB
Qatar Airways
$595
Ovago
4:30 am - 8:45 am
Ethiopian Air
1 Stop
44h 15m
ORD - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$641
Gotogate
4:15 pm - 7:00 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
30h 45m
ORD - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$716
Ovago

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Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to South Africa flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to South Africa

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to South Africa 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 South Africa 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 South Africa 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. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Chicago to South Africa. Policies will vary by airline.

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

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

Can I find flights from Chicago to South Africa for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to South Africa for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just $671, but on average you can expect to pay $721.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Chicago to South Africa, 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 South Africa for under $800?

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

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Air France when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to South Africa.

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to South Africa?

When deciding which route to take from Chicago to South Africa consider Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sun City Pilansberg, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Cape Town Intl or Chicago Midway - Johannesburg OR Tambo as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest Flights from Chicago to South Africa?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to South Africa is $653. On average you can expect to pay $891. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sun City Pilansberg), can usually be booked for $1,086.

How long is the flight from Chicago to South Africa?

Departing from Chicago to South Africa will take you 19h 19m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $671, Ethiopian Air will fly you from Chicago to South Africa and back. In addition to Ethiopian Air, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Turkish Airlines and Etihad Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $694 and $709, respectively.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Chicago to South Africa are Turkish Airlines ($528), SWISS ($537), and Qatar Airways ($575).

Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to South Africa
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Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)
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