Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to South Africa

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

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to JNB flight in 2021: compare Chicago to South Africa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Africa.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to South Africa?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to South Africa from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $964 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $700. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to South Africa (CHI - ZA)?

When flying from Chicago to South Africa, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to South Africa, book at least 19 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 8% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $924 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,008.

Cheap flights from Chicago to South Africa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to South Africa flights for October, November
5 Nov - 17 Nov
$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
23 Nov - 2 Dec
$700pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Nov - 2 Dec
$704pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Chicago found for this year
5 Nov - 17 Nov
$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
23 Nov - 2 Dec
$700pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Nov - 2 Dec
$704pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
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
28 Oct - 6 Nov
$724pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Oct - 6 Nov
$725pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Oct - 8 Nov
$729pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to South Africa from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to South Africa
9:25 pm - 7:15 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
26h 50m
ORD - CPT
Qatar Airways
$422
Travelgenio
6:30 pm - 2:25 am
British Airways
2 Stops
49h 55m
ORD - JNB
British Airways
$664
KAYAK
1:55 pm - 3:05 am
Iberia
2 Stops
30h 10m
ORD - JNB
Iberia
$688
Fareboom

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to South Africa

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 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 South Africa to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. 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.

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 $698, but on average you can expect to pay $723.

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

$422 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qatar Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on British Airways and Iberia, with prices starting from $622 and $642, respectively.

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

When booking a flight from Chicago to South Africa, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Air France as they are the most popular for this route.

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 - Johannesburg OR Tambo, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sun City Pilansberg or Chicago O'Hare Intl - Cape Town Intl 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 $522. On average you can expect to pay $2,077. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), can usually be booked for $698.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Africa from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to South Africa

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

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

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

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 South Africa?

Returning to Chicago from South Africa

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

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

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Destination points for flights from Chicago to South Africa

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Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to South Africa.
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Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to South Africa 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
Qatar Airways
$656 $957 No cancel fee 68%
SWISS
$682 $812 No cancel fee 79%
Ethiopian Air
$706 $1,076 No cancel fee 72%
Lufthansa
$706 $1,072 No cancel fee 76%
Turkish Airlines
$708 $1,136 No cancel fee 77%
Emirates
$778 $1,133 No cancel fee 75%
Etihad Airways
$778 $1,139 No cancel fee 75%
KLM
$779 $1,138 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$790 $943 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$793 $1,280 No cancel fee N/A
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