Cheap flights from Chicago to Cape Town

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Flight information for Chicago to Cape Town
(CHI to CPT)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Chicago to Cape Town
Best Price Found$844The best flight deal from Chicago to Cape Town found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $844
Fastest flight time25h 19mThe fastest flight from Chicago to Cape Town takes 25h 19m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from Chicago to Cape Town. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Chicago Midway Airport - Cape Town Intl Airport and Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Cape Town Intl Airport.
Airports in Cape Town1 airportThere is 1 airport near Cape Town: Cape Town Intl (CPT)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Chicago to Cape Town

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What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Cape Town?

February

The cheapest time of year to fly to Cape Town from Chicago is February. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart Chicago for Cape Town?

Monday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Monday. The most expensive is typically Thursday

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Cape Town?

in the evening

Chicago to Cape Town flights are approximately 30% more expensive at noon than in the evening

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Cape Town from Chicago?

SWISS

Emirates, Ethiopian Air, and Lufthansa are the most popular carriers operating from Chicago to Cape Town

What is the cheapest Chicago to Cape Town flight route?

Chicago O'Hare Intl - Cape Town Intl

Fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Cape Town Intl for the best Chicago - Cape Town flight prices

How far in advance should you book Chicago to Cape Town flights?

60 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Chicago to Cape Town is approximately 60 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from Chicago to Cape Town

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Chicago to Cape Town by changing tabs
Turkish Airlines
Nov 17
ORD4:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 25m
1 stop
CPT11:05 pmCape Town Intl
Nov 24
CPT1:10 pmCape Town Intl
22h 45m
1 stop
ORD11:55 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Mar 9
ORD4:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 25m
1 stop
CPT11:05 pmCape Town Intl
Mar 23
CPT2:10 pmCape Town Intl
31h 35m
1 stop
ORD9:45 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Jan 19
ORD4:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 25m
1 stop
CPT11:05 pmCape Town Intl
Apr 6
CPT1:50 pmCape Town Intl
23h 05m
1 stop
ORD12:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Oct 23
ORD5:35 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 45m
1 stop
CPT12:20 amCape Town Intl
Nov 29
CPT1:10 pmCape Town Intl
22h 45m
1 stop
ORD11:55 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Oct 20
ORD5:35 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 45m
1 stop
CPT12:20 amCape Town Intl
Nov 29
CPT1:10 pmCape Town Intl
22h 45m
1 stop
ORD11:55 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Oct 13
ORD5:35 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 45m
1 stop
CPT12:20 amCape Town Intl
Oct 27
CPT1:50 pmCape Town Intl
23h 05m
1 stop
ORD12:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Cape Town

If you're looking for one-way flights from Chicago to Cape Town, view some of our deals below provided by American Airlines and Delta
American Airlines
ORDChicago O'Hare Intl
26h 15m
CPTCape Town Intl
Delta
MDWChicago Midway
25h 19m
CPTCape Town Intl

Best airlines flying from Chicago to Cape Town

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Chicago to Cape Town with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Qatar Airways
PriceFrom $736
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.4
8.5

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.7

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Great flight!

1 / 10
Turkish Airlines
PriceFrom $744
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
8.0

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Pros: nothing.

Cons: everything.

1 / 10
SWISS
PriceFrom $752
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.5
8.7

Boarding

8.6

Comfort

8.9

Crew

8.0

Entertainment

8.4

Food

Reviews

Great flight

1 / 10
Lufthansa
PriceFrom $805
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.7

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

My luggage got delayed, trying to reach out the airline and no updates for me where my luggage is and when it will be delivered to me.

1 / 10
Emirates
PriceFrom $920
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.7
8.8

Boarding

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Crew

8.9

Entertainment

8.5

Food

Reviews

Smooth trip with excellent service.

1 / 10
KLM
PriceFrom $925
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Crew

7.5

Entertainment

7.5

Food

Reviews

Great flight Will go again!

1 / 10
British Airways
PriceFrom $930
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.3

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Crew

6.5

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Kayak cancelled my return flight without notifying me. Fortunately, British Airways got me on the same flight with modified connections.

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $972
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Pros: Everything! From ticketing agent to all the crew on our flight back were awesome. Thank you!

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $1,005
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
Ethiopian Air
PriceFrom $1,013
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.3

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

On the way in they had vegetarian options but nothing but meat options on the way back. I totally forgot to ask for vegetarian meals when booking my flight, but luckily there were enough items to get me through the flights. A wonderful flight and crew.

1 / 10

  • Are airlines flying from Chicago to Cape Town Intl offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from Chicago to Cape Town Intl are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travelers: Delta, KLM, and Lufthansa.

  • How far is Chicago to Cape Town Intl by plane?

    The distance between Chicago and Cape Town Intl is about 8487.6 mi. By plane, this route typically takes 24h 41m.


Can I fly to Cape Town Intl from Chicago right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Cape Town Intl

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Can I fly back to Chicago from Cape Town Intl?

Returning to Chicago from Cape Town Intl

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

If you are planning to travel to Cape Town at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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