The cheapest times to fly from ORD to GBE are

  • January 15th 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 ORD to GBE is mid May. Prices can be as high as $2913 for Thursday flights during mid December, or as low as $778 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Gaborone

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Gaborone (GBE) will usually cost between $873 to $2095 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $875. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2140. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1265 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1090 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to GBE flight.

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

ORD to GBE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to GBE flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as 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 GBE, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Gaborone, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. 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 Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1118. Return trip prices are from the GBE 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 GBE 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 ORD to GBE

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 GBE — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $982
  • Average savings: $108 (9.87%)

See ORD to JNB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ORD to GBE? 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 Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Gaborone?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from ORD to GBE.


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


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