Cheap flights from Illinois (IL) to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Illinois to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best null to JNB flight in 2021: compare Illinois to South Africa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Africa.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Illinois to South Africa?

To save on the cost of your flight from Illinois 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.

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

Flights from Illinois to South Africa lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Illinois to South Africa in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $700.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Illinois to South Africa (USIL - ZA0)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Illinois to South Africa as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Illinois to South Africa in September, October 2021

The best prices found for Illinois to South Africa flights for September, October
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
1 Oct - 5 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
20 Sep - 27 Sep
$711pp
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

Illinois to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Illinois found for this year
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
1 Oct - 5 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
20 Sep - 27 Sep
$711pp
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 Illinois to South Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Africa from Illinois, departing today and this week
24 Sep - 4 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
24 Sep - 5 Oct
$729pp
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
25 Sep - 4 Oct
$799pp
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 South Africa from Illinois

The cheapest one-way flights from Illinois to South Africa
2:00 am - 5:55 am
Kenya Airways
2 Stops
43h 55m
ORD - JNB
Kenya Airways
$641
BudgetAir
1:00 pm - 2:50 am
Iberia
1 Stop
29h 50m
ORD - CPT
Iberia
$656
Fareboom
4:45 am - 10:55 pm
Ethiopian Air
1 Stop
34h 10m
ORD - JNB
Ethiopian Air
$662
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Flight FAQs

From Illinois to South Africa

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Illinois to South Africa have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Delta, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Delta with this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Illinois to South Africa to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. 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 Illinois to South Africa. Policies will vary by airline.

Are flight prices decreasing from Illinois 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 Illinois 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Illinois 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 $762.

Are there last-minute flights available from Illinois to South Africa for under $800?

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

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Qatar Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $517. However, be on the lookout for offers from Kenya Airways and British Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Illinois to South Africa for a low price.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Air France are the most popular airlines when flying from Illinois to South Africa.

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

The most popular route from Illinois to South Africa is Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sun City Pilansberg. You may also consider Chicago O'Hare Intl - Cape Town Intl or Chicago O'Hare Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo.

What are the cheapest flights from Illinois to South Africa?

The cheapest flight price from Illinois to South Africa is $522. On average you can expect to pay $2,077. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sun City Pilansberg), can usually be booked for $1,086.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Illinois to South Africa

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Illinois 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 Illinois from South Africa?

Returning to Illinois 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 Illinois.

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

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Destination points for flights from Illinois 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 Illinois to South Africa.
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Airports servicing

Bloomington (BMI)
Champaign (CMI)
Decatur (DEC)
Moline (MLI)
Marion (MWA)

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines flying from Illinois to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Illinois 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
SWISS
$682 $812 No cancel fee 79%
American Airlines
$790 $943 No cancel fee 71%
Qatar Airways
$656 $957 No cancel fee 68%
Lufthansa
$706 $1,072 No cancel fee 76%
Ethiopian Air
$706 $1,076 No cancel fee 72%
Emirates
$778 $1,133 No cancel fee 75%
Turkish Airlines
$708 $1,136 No cancel fee 77%
KLM
$779 $1,138 No cancel fee 75%
Etihad Airways
$778 $1,139 No cancel fee 75%
British Airways
$821 $1,453 No cancel fee 70%
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