The cheapest times to fly from ORD to BUQ are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • February 26th to May 27th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 9th)
  • August 27th to September 23rd
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

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 ORD to BUQ is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2908 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1105 for Monday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Bulawayo

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Bulawayo (BUQ) will usually cost between $1126 to $2241 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1138. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2510. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1372 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1397 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to BUQ flight.

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

ORD to BUQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to BUQ flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BUQ, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Bulawayo, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. 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 Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1428. Return trip prices are from the BUQ to ORD 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 ORD to BUQ 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 ORD to BUQ

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 ORD to BUQ — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1057
  • Average savings: $340 (24.31%)

See ORD to JNB flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1340
  • Average savings: $57 (4.08%)

See ORD to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, 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 J. M. Nkomo International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Bulawayo?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code BUQ
Destination airport name J. M. Nkomo International Airport
City Bulawayo
Country Zimbabwe
Latitude -20
Longitude 28.6


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