The cheapest times to fly from DUR to ORD are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • April 2nd to May 27th
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 DUR to ORD is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2170 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $886 for Saturday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Durban (DUR) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1001 to $1591 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1060. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1727. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $667 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1170 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DUR to ORD flight.

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

DUR to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DUR to ORD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Durban. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DUR. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Durban. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $274 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1111. Return trip prices are from the ORD to DUR 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 DUR to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 9 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DUR 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 DUR to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (DUR > JNB > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1038
  • Average savings: $132 (11.29%)

See DUR to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DUR > JFK > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1095
  • Average savings: $75 (6.37%)

See DUR to JNB flights

Hack #3: London (DUR > LHR > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1163
  • Average savings: $7 (0.6%)

See DUR to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, MANGO, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to King Shaka International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8987 miles or 14463 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DUR to ORD flight is about 17 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Durban and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 86 available flights from DUR to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DUR
Origination airport name King Shaka International Airport
City Durban
Country South Africa
Latitude -29.6
Longitude 31.1

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


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