The cheapest times to fly from ORD to DUR are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the week of October 29th)

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 DUR is mid October. Prices can be as high as $3754 for Thursday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $813 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Durban

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Durban (DUR) will usually cost between $889 to $2069 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $907. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $2157. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1250 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1120 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to DUR flight.

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

ORD to DUR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to DUR 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DUR, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Durban, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. 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 Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1197. Return trip prices are from the DUR 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 DUR 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 ORD to DUR

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 DUR — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $868
  • Average savings: $252 (22.5%)

See ORD to JNB flights

Hack #2: Cape Town (ORD > CPT > DUR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1108
  • Average savings: $12 (1.07%)

See ORD to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, MANGO, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Durban?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from ORD to DUR.


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


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