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 up to 29% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 51 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Illinois to South Africa from $1,045 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,414 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to South Africa from Illinois. Prices for February average $1,222 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $889. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July. Opting for a February flight can save you 78% on your journey compared to booking in February

Cheap flights from Illinois to South Africa in May, June 2021

The best prices found for Illinois to South Africa flights for May, June
14 May - 30 May
$686pp
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
7 May - 26 May
$704pp
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
10 May - 18 May
$747pp
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
16 Nov - 3 Dec
$640pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Nov - 21 Nov
$673pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Nov - 24 Nov
$676pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
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
14 May - 30 May
$686pp
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
14 May - 25 May
$704pp
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
11 May - 20 May
$747pp
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
7:25 pm - 9:50 am
British Airways
2 Stops
31h 25m
ORD - DUR
British Airways
$714
KAYAK
5:45 am - 9:45 am
Ethiopian Air
1 Stop
21h 00m
ORD - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$769
SmartFares
2:20 pm - 6:00 am
Lufthansa
2 Stops
56h 40m
ORD - CPT
Lufthansa
$801
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Illinois to South Africa

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.

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

Delta and Etihad Airways are some 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.

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. Lufthansa, Delta, 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 Lufthansa with this kind of flexibility.

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 TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just $673, but on average you can expect to pay $725.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Illinois 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 Illinois to South Africa for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Illinois to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $700.

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?

While some choose either Chicago O'Hare Intl - Cape Town Intl or Chicago O'Hare Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sun City Pilansberg is the most popular route from Illinois to South Africa.

What are the cheapest Flights from Illinois to South Africa?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $522. While the most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sun City Pilansberg) can be booked for $1,086 on average our data indicates $2,078 when flying from Illinois to South Africa

How long is the flight from Illinois to South Africa?

For as low as $1,464, Delta can have you in South Africa from Illinois in 19h 34m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Currently priced at $673, TAP AIR PORTUGAL will fly you from Illinois to South Africa and back. In addition to TAP AIR PORTUGAL, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Ethiopian Air and Turkish Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $678 and $742, respectively.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qatar Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $613. Ethiopian Air flights start at $618 while deals on British Airways start at $691 one-way.

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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