The cheapest times to fly from GBE to ORD are

  • January 29th to June 17th (except the weeks of March 12th, March 19th, and April 16th)
  • October 22nd to November 18th

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 GBE to ORD is early March. Prices can be as high as $2597 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $1095 for Wednesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Gaborone (GBE) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1102 to $1699 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $1125. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1966. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $841 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1145 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GBE to ORD flight.

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

GBE to ORD Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into GBE. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Gaborone. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $139 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1175. Return trip prices are from the ORD to GBE 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 GBE 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 20 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1134
  • Average savings: $11 (0.96%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Botswana, Air India, American, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8528 miles or 13724 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GBE to ORD flight is about 16 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Gaborone and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from GBE to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GBE
Origination airport name Sir Seretse Khama International Airport
City Gaborone
Country Botswana
Latitude -24.6
Longitude 25.9

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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