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Low Season:
November
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
14%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1156
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$930
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chicago O'Hare International to Johannesburg OR Tambo

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $930 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chicago O'Hare International to Johannesburg OR Tambo was found 75 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is November.
Morning departure is around 13% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Chicago O'Hare International to Johannesburg OR Tambo Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago O'Hare International to Johannesburg OR Tambo take?
An average nonstop flight takes 25h 15m, covering a distance of 8711 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago O'Hare International to Johannesburg OR Tambo?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on SWISS ($771), Multiple Airlines ($792) and Lufthansa ($813).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago O'Hare International and Johannesburg OR Tambo?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago O'Hare International to Johannesburg OR Tambo?
For Chicago O'Hare International to Johannesburg OR Tambo, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo back to Chicago O'Hare International, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago O'Hare International to Johannesburg OR Tambo (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$769
only
$769
Destination
Johannesburg
$769
only
$769
Mon, Mar 19
ORD
JNB
31h 05m
Mon, Mar 26
JNB
ORD
24h 00m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 7
ORD
JNB
31h 05m
Wed, Mar 21
JNB
ORD
27h 40m
Trip: 14 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5984 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
ZRH
TLV
Excellent 10.0

The new plane with private screens

ZRH
ATH
Excellent 10.0

It was a 2 hour 40 minute flight. No entertainment.

BCN
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

100% the best flight experience I've ever had flying. Wish I flew to Europe more so I could fly with Swiss more often. Thanks!

BOS
ZRH
Good 7.3

on time performance; friendly flight attendants

bought a seat reservation in premium economy and was the last group to board. No extra leg room in "premium" economy.

JFK
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

Easy, quiet boarding and flight, USB port available, audio and sound were working, nice movie selection. Friendly and helpful crew, assisted with cough crisis

Seats from JFK to Zurich were a little bit squeezed.

Wed, Mar 7
ORD
JNB
33h 10m
Mon, Mar 12
JNB
ORD
27h 40m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 23
ORD
JNB
33h 10m
Wed, Mar 7
JNB
ORD
25h 25m
Trip: 13 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 18853 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
BEY
FRA
Good 7.0

Seating, cleanliness, crew courteousy, entertainment.

Boarding process unclear, poor announcement, and messy. No wifi, choice and quality of food. Entertainment was erratic at times.

FRA
CAI
Okay 5.3

Didn’t like absolutely nothing

We had to walk from gate z all the way to gate B carrying all the bags which was painful, the plane was very tight and old that I had to put all my carry on bags in the floor. I personally had to help the crew members to pick up the food trays because they were very limited and no entertainment at all which was really boring.

BLR
FRA
Excellent 9.3

Could have more options for entrainment

ATH
FRA
Mediocre 2.6

Flight was fine...

When two passengers got into a brawl over who knows what, it took two hours for the police to come on board and take them off the flight. They should have been removed quickly. Missed connecting flight. Messed my day up big time.

FRA
SFO
Good 7.0

See above. The same applies.

See above. The same applies.

Sat, Mar 3
ORD
JNB
33h 10m
Tue, Mar 13
JNB
ORD
25h 30m
Trip: 10 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 15476 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
FAO
LGW
Mediocre 3.6

nice employees

for the second time on this flight, the onboard devise for credit cards would not accept mine. this is the same card i used to book the flight. i complained to british air last time but they obviously haven't fixed the problem. there seems to be a problem using american credit cards these flights. is is a problem because nothing is free. luck;y a flight attendant did feel bad about it and gave me a glass of water

MAD
LHR
Okay 5.3

old plane, no entertainment, had to pay for non alcohol drinks

LHR
BWI
Okay 4.0

Quick boarding

Service was poor, flight attendants were rude.

LHR
ORD
Excellent 9.3

I liked that the flight crew was super nice and helpful

It was a bit crammed

LHR
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful flight attendants , smooth flight with excellent food , refreshments and entertainment. Thank you so very much Keep up this excellent service

Nothing

Mon, Mar 12
ORD
JNB
31h 05m
Tue, Mar 27
JNB
ORD
27h 05m
Trip: 16 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5984 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
EWR
ZRH
Excellent 8.6

Everything except the seats.

BOS
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

We like being able to check our ski equipment without extra charge. Service is consistently professional and courteous.

Being charged for seat selection. The late hour of departure for the Boston to Zurich flight.

BCN
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

100% the best flight experience I've ever had flying. Wish I flew to Europe more so I could fly with Swiss more often. Thanks!

BOS
ZRH
Excellent 9.0

Economy very tight but whose isn’t. Best selection of movies relative to the competition.

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Cabin crew were friendly, efficient, courteous Refreshments generous and excellent. Good movies.

Rather than boarding economy passengers by row number, there is a free-for-all at the gate, and tedious blockage in the aisles as passengers wait for others to place carry-on luggage. More leg-room than United, but still a bit crowded for tall people. VERY BAD DESIGN of arm-rests, which do not go up all the way into the seat but instead jut out at an angle.

Mon, May 7
ORD
JNB
31h 00m
Thu, May 24
JNB
ORD
31h 20m
Trip: 18 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 25
ORD
JNB
33h 10m
Wed, Mar 7
JNB
ORD
25h 25m
Trip: 11 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 18853 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
SFO
FRA
Excellent 8.6

I liked the seats, the space for our legs and the crew members

FRA
CAI
Okay 5.3

Didn’t like absolutely nothing

We had to walk from gate z all the way to gate B carrying all the bags which was painful, the plane was very tight and old that I had to put all my carry on bags in the floor. I personally had to help the crew members to pick up the food trays because they were very limited and no entertainment at all which was really boring.

ATH
FRA
Mediocre 2.6

Flight was fine...

When two passengers got into a brawl over who knows what, it took two hours for the police to come on board and take them off the flight. They should have been removed quickly. Missed connecting flight. Messed my day up big time.

BEY
FRA
Good 7.0

Seating, cleanliness, crew courteousy, entertainment.

Boarding process unclear, poor announcement, and messy. No wifi, choice and quality of food. Entertainment was erratic at times.

BOS
MUC
Okay 4.0

Worst food ever. Stewardess could not figure out where my seat was . Seemed unfamiliar with the plane.

Mon, Mar 5
ORD
JNB
25h 15m
Tue, Mar 13
JNB
ORD
25h 30m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 15476 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
MAD
LHR
Excellent 10.0

I have to rate British Airways as a 10 out of 10 in almost all categories...comfort of the plane, food and service, boarding, notifications, crew, etc. In particular, the long haul flight from London to Seattle everything was truly top notch!

Their baggage handlers damaged several parts on my checked-in luggage...three zipper pulls and one clasp. What are they doing with the bags? How can they damage so many things in one fell swoop? This is a good quality Atlantic suitcase. Also, on the short flights, in this case Madrid to London, they are now charging for EVERYTHING...even water and coffee. They said it was a new policy as of 1/1/2018.

LHR
MIA
Excellent 9.6

Nice new plane, great flight staff, great entertainment

Checking in at the gate took a lot of time and no food or bathrooms available

LHR
BWI
Okay 4.0

Quick boarding

Service was poor, flight attendants were rude.

ZRH
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Flight was onetime, food on the flight was for purchase but it was vert nice, boarding was onetime and smooth.

LHR
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful flight attendants , smooth flight with excellent food , refreshments and entertainment. Thank you so very much Keep up this excellent service

Nothing

Thu, Mar 1
ORD
JNB
31h 05m
Tue, Mar 13
JNB
ORD
27h 40m
Trip: 12 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5984 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
FRA
ZRH
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing remarkable

I got up to use the bathroom and I was seated in the 10th row. When I was trying to make my way back to my seat, the beverage service had started. They were at the 12th row and after bumping into me, the flight attendant asked me to back up and wait until the beverage service was over to go back to my seat. This was a flight from Frankfurt to Zurich, only about an hour long, and I would have easily spent half of it standing up had I complied with their request. I had to be pushy and ask them to just back up the cart 2 feet so I could get to my seat, which only took them 5 seconds. This was a very rude, illogical, and unreasonable request from the Swiss Air crew.

JFK
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

Easy, quiet boarding and flight, USB port available, audio and sound were working, nice movie selection. Friendly and helpful crew, assisted with cough crisis

Seats from JFK to Zurich were a little bit squeezed.

ZRH
BOS
Okay 4.6

We (parents) were business class, but our two kids in coach, yet Swiss doesn’t allow “guests” in the lounge. Hmmm. What a bunch of BS.

BCN
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

100% the best flight experience I've ever had flying. Wish I flew to Europe more so I could fly with Swiss more often. Thanks!

ZRH
ATH
Excellent 10.0

It was a 2 hour 40 minute flight. No entertainment.

Wed, Mar 7
ORD
JNB
35h 05m
Sun, Mar 25
JNB
ORD
27h 05m
Trip: 18 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 26
ORD
JNB
33h 05m
Wed, Mar 7
JNB
ORD
25h 25m
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 18853 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
ATH
FRA
Mediocre 2.6

Flight was fine...

When two passengers got into a brawl over who knows what, it took two hours for the police to come on board and take them off the flight. They should have been removed quickly. Missed connecting flight. Messed my day up big time.

MUC
FCO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing good to say

Expect to be delayed if it snows a bit in Munich. Delayed for more than 7 hours total. 3 of those on the plane in Munich. Horrible!

BOM
FRA
Excellent 8.3

Smooth and comfortable flight . Awesome service by the crew

SFO
FRA
Excellent 8.6

I liked the seats, the space for our legs and the crew members

FRA
ORD
Mediocre 3.0

I payed extra 35$ for my seat but there was no leg space at all . There were already two metal boxes under my seat I literally crunched my feet under the seat . Worst travel of my life. The food options were over by the time they came to us. So had to eat what was remaining. Not good at all

Sun, Apr 1
ORD
JNB
27h 10m
Thu, Apr 19
JNB
ORD
25h 30m
Trip: 19 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 15476 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LHR
MIA
Excellent 9.6

Nice new plane, great flight staff, great entertainment

Checking in at the gate took a lot of time and no food or bathrooms available

FAO
LGW
Mediocre 3.6

nice employees

for the second time on this flight, the onboard devise for credit cards would not accept mine. this is the same card i used to book the flight. i complained to british air last time but they obviously haven't fixed the problem. there seems to be a problem using american credit cards these flights. is is a problem because nothing is free. luck;y a flight attendant did feel bad about it and gave me a glass of water

LHR
ORD
Excellent 9.3

I liked that the flight crew was super nice and helpful

It was a bit crammed

MAD
LHR
Okay 5.3

old plane, no entertainment, had to pay for non alcohol drinks

DEN
LHR
Okay 5.6

Clean plane

Sun, Mar 4
ORD
JNB
31h 05m
Tue, Mar 13
JNB
ORD
27h 40m
Trip: 9 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5984 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
ZRH
BOS
Okay 4.6

We (parents) were business class, but our two kids in coach, yet Swiss doesn’t allow “guests” in the lounge. Hmmm. What a bunch of BS.

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Cabin crew were friendly, efficient, courteous Refreshments generous and excellent. Good movies.

Rather than boarding economy passengers by row number, there is a free-for-all at the gate, and tedious blockage in the aisles as passengers wait for others to place carry-on luggage. More leg-room than United, but still a bit crowded for tall people. VERY BAD DESIGN of arm-rests, which do not go up all the way into the seat but instead jut out at an angle.

ZRH
BOS
Okay 5.3

Small screens. Hard to use

BCN
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

100% the best flight experience I've ever had flying. Wish I flew to Europe more so I could fly with Swiss more often. Thanks!

BOS
ZRH
Good 7.3

on time performance; friendly flight attendants

bought a seat reservation in premium economy and was the last group to board. No extra leg room in "premium" economy.

Sun, Mar 25
ORD
JNB
35h 15m
Wed, Apr 18
JNB
ORD
24h 50m
Trip: 25 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 27
ORD
JNB
33h 10m
Sun, Mar 11
JNB
ORD
25h 25m
Trip: 13 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 18853 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
FRA
ORD
Mediocre 3.0

I payed extra 35$ for my seat but there was no leg space at all . There were already two metal boxes under my seat I literally crunched my feet under the seat . Worst travel of my life. The food options were over by the time they came to us. So had to eat what was remaining. Not good at all

FRA
SFO
Good 7.0

See above. The same applies.

See above. The same applies.

BOS
MUC
Okay 4.0

Worst food ever. Stewardess could not figure out where my seat was . Seemed unfamiliar with the plane.

BEY
FRA
Good 7.0

Seating, cleanliness, crew courteousy, entertainment.

Boarding process unclear, poor announcement, and messy. No wifi, choice and quality of food. Entertainment was erratic at times.

FRA
CAI
Okay 5.3

Didn’t like absolutely nothing

We had to walk from gate z all the way to gate B carrying all the bags which was painful, the plane was very tight and old that I had to put all my carry on bags in the floor. I personally had to help the crew members to pick up the food trays because they were very limited and no entertainment at all which was really boring.

Mon, Apr 2
ORD
JNB
28h 55m
Thu, Apr 19
JNB
ORD
25h 30m
Trip: 18 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 15476 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
MAD
LHR
Okay 5.3

old plane, no entertainment, had to pay for non alcohol drinks

LHR
LYS
Mediocre 3.3

Safe landing

Was charged 65 pounds for checking one bag. This was a big news to me. BA claims it was because I booked through Kayak. Would not have booked the flight. Luggage cost is almost superior to flight cost. Forced me to check my overhead luggage. Flight was delayed one hour because we had to go back to gate to rebLANCE WEIGHT

ZRH
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Flight was onetime, food on the flight was for purchase but it was vert nice, boarding was onetime and smooth.

LHR
BWI
Okay 4.0

Quick boarding

Service was poor, flight attendants were rude.

LHR
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful flight attendants , smooth flight with excellent food , refreshments and entertainment. Thank you so very much Keep up this excellent service

Nothing

Sun, Mar 11
ORD
JNB
31h 05m
Wed, Mar 21
JNB
ORD
27h 40m
Trip: 10 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5984 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
FRA
ZRH
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing remarkable

I got up to use the bathroom and I was seated in the 10th row. When I was trying to make my way back to my seat, the beverage service had started. They were at the 12th row and after bumping into me, the flight attendant asked me to back up and wait until the beverage service was over to go back to my seat. This was a flight from Frankfurt to Zurich, only about an hour long, and I would have easily spent half of it standing up had I complied with their request. I had to be pushy and ask them to just back up the cart 2 feet so I could get to my seat, which only took them 5 seconds. This was a very rude, illogical, and unreasonable request from the Swiss Air crew.

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Cabin crew were friendly, efficient, courteous Refreshments generous and excellent. Good movies.

Rather than boarding economy passengers by row number, there is a free-for-all at the gate, and tedious blockage in the aisles as passengers wait for others to place carry-on luggage. More leg-room than United, but still a bit crowded for tall people. VERY BAD DESIGN of arm-rests, which do not go up all the way into the seat but instead jut out at an angle.

ZRH
TLV
Excellent 10.0

The new plane with private screens

BOS
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

We like being able to check our ski equipment without extra charge. Service is consistently professional and courteous.

Being charged for seat selection. The late hour of departure for the Boston to Zurich flight.

ZRH
BOS
Okay 4.6

We (parents) were business class, but our two kids in coach, yet Swiss doesn’t allow “guests” in the lounge. Hmmm. What a bunch of BS.

Sun, Apr 8
ORD
JNB
35h 15m
Mon, Apr 23
JNB
ORD
24h 50m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
ORD
JNB
33h 10m
Mon, Mar 12
JNB
ORD
25h 25m
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 18853 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
SFO
FRA
Excellent 8.6

I liked the seats, the space for our legs and the crew members

BLR
FRA
Excellent 9.3

Could have more options for entrainment

FRA
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Had to take a United flight to a different destination. No compensation for something I had no control over. When I am at an airport and have the opportunity to catch an earlier flight you have room on, you charge me. When this kind of thing happens - I pay with my time. Sucks

MUC
FCO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing good to say

Expect to be delayed if it snows a bit in Munich. Delayed for more than 7 hours total. 3 of those on the plane in Munich. Horrible!

FRA
ORD
Mediocre 3.0

I payed extra 35$ for my seat but there was no leg space at all . There were already two metal boxes under my seat I literally crunched my feet under the seat . Worst travel of my life. The food options were over by the time they came to us. So had to eat what was remaining. Not good at all

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Chicago O'Hare International to Johannesburg OR Tambo Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Johannesburg OR Tambo
Flights Depart from Chicago O'Hare International
Flight Price $769
Distance 8711 miles
Airlines Major Airline, SWISS, Lufthansa, British Airways
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