The cheapest times to fly from BUQ to ORD are

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • April 2nd to June 10th (except the weeks of April 9th and May 21st)
  • July 2nd to July 29th (except the week of July 16th)
  • October 15th to November 11th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BUQ to ORD is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3015 for Sunday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1332 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1345 to $2426 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1386. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $2421. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1035 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1510 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUQ to ORD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BUQ to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BUQ to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUQ to ORD flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Bulawayo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into BUQ. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Bulawayo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $368 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1450. Return trip prices are from the ORD to BUQ flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BUQ to ORD can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 15 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BUQ to ORD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BUQ to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BUQ > JFK > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1243
  • Average savings: $267 (17.68%)

See BUQ to JNB flights

Hack #2: Johannesburg (BUQ > JNB > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1269
  • Average savings: $241 (15.96%)

See BUQ to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BUQ to ORD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Zimbabwe, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to J. M. Nkomo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8479 miles or 13646 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BUQ to ORD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUQ to ORD flight is about 16 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Bulawayo and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from BUQ to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBUQ
Origination airport nameJ. M. Nkomo International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeORD
Destination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States


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