The cheapest times to fly from PTG to ORD are

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • April 2nd to June 10th (except the weeks of April 9th and April 16th)
  • July 2nd to July 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 PTG to ORD is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $2632 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1347 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Polokwane (PTG) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1347 to $2087 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $1358. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2251. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $894 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1389 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PTG to ORD flight.

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

PTG to ORD Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into PTG. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Polokwane. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $201 (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 $1406. Return trip prices are from the ORD to PTG 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 PTG 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 36 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1222
  • Average savings: $167 (12.02%)

See PTG to JNB flights

Hack #2: Johannesburg (PTG > JNB > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1243
  • Average savings: $146 (10.51%)

See PTG to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, Finnair, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8681 miles or 13971 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PTG to ORD flight is about 16 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Polokwane and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from PTG to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PTG
Origination airport name Polokwane International Airport
City Polokwane
Country South Africa
Latitude -23.8
Longitude 29.5

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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