Cheap flights from Chicago to South Africa from $469

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1 adult
Economy
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Flight information for Chicago to South Africa

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Best Price Found$699The best flight deal from Chicago to South Africa found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $699
Fastest flight time19h 28mThe fastest flight from Chicago to South Africa takes 19h 28m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from Chicago to South Africa. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Cape Town Intl Airport and Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Sun City Pilansberg Airport.

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Chicago to South Africa

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What is the cheapest airline that flies to South Africa from Chicago?

SWISS

American Airlines, Emirates, and Ethiopian Air are the most popular carriers operating from Chicago to South Africa

What is the cheapest Chicago to South Africa flight route?

Chicago O'Hare Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo

Fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Johannesburg OR Tambo for the best Chicago - South Africa flight prices


Easily compare round-trip flights from Chicago to South Africa

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 South Africa by changing tabs
Ethiopian Air
Nov 19
ORD4:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
34h 10m
1 stop
JNB2:55 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 28
JNB6:00 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
39h 55m
2 stops
ORD9:55 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Feb 9
MDW1:00 amChicago Midway
26h 30m
1 stop
JNB3:30 amJohannesburg OR Tambo
Feb 21
JNB5:55 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
21h 12m
1 stop
MDW3:07 pmChicago Midway
United Airlines
Nov 18
ORD10:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
18h 35m
1 stop
JNB5:20 amJohannesburg OR Tambo
Dec 8
JNB5:00 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
23h 16m
1 stop
ORD4:16 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jan 3
ORD3:50 amChicago O'Hare Intl
25h 30m
1 stop
JNB5:20 amJohannesburg OR Tambo
Jan 14
JNB3:25 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
27h 15m
1 stop
ORD6:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
SWISS
Nov 6
ORD4:30 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 40m
1 stop
JNB10:10 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 13
JNB3:25 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
27h 15m
1 stop
ORD6:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Brussels Airlines
Nov 6
ORD2:05 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
32h 20m
2 stops
JNB9:25 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 12
JNB2:40 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
49h 25m
2 stops
ORD4:05 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to South Africa

If you're looking for one-way flights from Chicago to South Africa, view some of our deals below provided by Delta, Ethiopian Air and Lufthansa
Turkish Airlines
Jan 3
ORD4:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 25m
1 stop
CPT11:05 pmCape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jan 3
ORD1:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
38h 50m
2 stops
CPT3:50 amCape Town Intl
Lufthansa
Jan 3
ORD4:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
24h 10m
1 stop
CPT5:00 pmCape Town Intl

Search last-minute flights to South Africa from Chicago

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from Chicago to South Africa
Ethiopian Air
Nov 1
ORD5:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
35h 10m
1 stop
JNB4:55 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 30
JNB6:00 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
39h 55m
2 stops
ORD9:55 amChicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Nov 4
ORD11:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
19h 35m
1 stop
JNB7:20 amJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 12
JNB5:00 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
21h 49m
1 stop
ORD2:49 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Nov 3
ORD4:15 amChicago O'Hare Intl
23h 30m
1 stop
JNB3:45 amJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 11
JNB5:55 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
29h 35m
2 stops
ORD11:30 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
SWISS
Nov 1
ORD4:30 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 40m
1 stop
JNB11:10 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 30
JNB3:25 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
27h 15m
1 stop
ORD6:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Nov 1
ORD8:35 amChicago O'Hare Intl
40h 30m
1 stop
CPT1:05 amCape Town Intl
Nov 10
CPT5:50 amCape Town Intl
31h 05m
2 stops
ORD12:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Nov 1
ORD6:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 25m
1 stop
CPT1:05 amCape Town Intl
Nov 10
CPT1:10 pmCape Town Intl
23h 45m
1 stop
ORD12:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Best airlines flying from Chicago to South Africa

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Chicago to South Africa with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Qatar Airways
PriceFrom $656
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.5

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.7

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Great flight!

1 / 10
SWISS
PriceFrom $682
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
Ethiopian Air
PriceFrom $706
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.2

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.0

Entertainment

7.6

Food

Reviews

I know this is Africa but the plane seats could be more comfortable

1 / 10
Lufthansa
PriceFrom $706
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.6

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

I choose Lufthansa cause it’s a good airline with great quality but this one was soo old and poor. Food was terrible. Blankets and pillows very old, looked like they were like used. The chairs were soo uncomfortable

1 / 10
Turkish Airlines
PriceFrom $708
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
Emirates
PriceFrom $778
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
Etihad Airways
PriceFrom $778
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.3
6.0

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

6.5

Crew

6.7

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

I had a senior citizen travelling with me in business class while I was travelling in Economy. The return trip from Chicago was okay. However, the ground crew need proper training and need to ensure proper handling of passengers who have special needs. There were two people who needed wheel chair access including my mom. While they got a wheel chair for a person whose travels ended in Abu Dhabi, they did not accomodate for my mom who needed wheel chair access as well. They wanted her to walk instead. They made a big deal in providing wheel chair access to her and only provided the wheel chair once we strongly complained about it. This was also an issue as the plane was not connected via a jetway and was connected with stair cases. They were informed previously that my mom needed wheel chair access through out her trip. It was just a general lack of planning on Etihad's part. The flight was delayed due to technical issues as well and we left 30 minutes late. In addition, my mom was requested the Asian Meal and she was informed that the Asian Meal was not requested in business class. This was deplorable as she was unable to eat much on the flight from Abu Dhabi to Chicago. All in all, the business class experience was not great and would consider other airlines who could do a better job in handling special requests. The departure flight from Chicago was a different experience and the crew on the oubound flight from Chicago was extremely helpful and provided food choices that my mom enjoyed. That was thee epectation from Etihad on our return. However, the ground crew and the in-flight crew were more mediocre in providing the service. My mom did not sleep well on the flight as well and did not have much appreciation for the in-flight entertainment. For a business class expereince, the expectations were higher. However, the experience turned out to be more mediocre.

1 / 10
KLM
PriceFrom $779
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

7.4

Food

Reviews

Great flight Will go again!

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $790
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $793
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.2

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10

  • Are airlines flying from Chicago to South Africa offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Some of our partner airlines flying from Chicago to South Africa are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are Lufthansa, Delta, and Qatar Airways. You can search for the full list of airlines like Lufthansa that are offering this flexibility.

  • Which airlines flying from Chicago to South Africa have COVID-19 safety policies in place?

    Many airlines have put safety measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. One is Etihad Airways. Usage of HEPA filters, scheduled sanitation, enhanced cleaning of aircrafts, pre-flight testing, and mask policies are some of the implemented practices made by airlines to help keep you safe as you depart from Chicago to South Africa. Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.


Can I fly to South Africa from Chicago right now?

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.


Can I 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.

If you are planning to travel to South Africa 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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