The cheapest times to fly from BMI to GRU are

  • January 29th to June 24th (except the weeks of February 12th and February 26th)
  • October 15th 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 BMI to GRU is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $2486 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1409 for Tuesday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to São Paulo

Flying from Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI) to Sao Paulo (GRU) will usually cost between $1413 to $1955 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $1410. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2142. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $732 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1540 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BMI to GRU flight.

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

BMI to GRU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BMI to GRU flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Bloomington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GRU, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into BMI. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $116 (6%) 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 $1535. Return trip prices are from the GRU to BMI 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 BMI to GRU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BMI to GRU

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 BMI to GRU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (BMI > BOS > GRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $982
  • Average savings: $558 (36.25%)

See BMI to BOS flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (BMI > MIA > GRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1001
  • Average savings: $539 (34.98%)

See BMI to MIA flights

Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (BMI > FLL > GRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1081
  • Average savings: $459 (29.78%)

See BMI to FLL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BMI to GRU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Delta, JAL, Korean Air, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport to Central Illinois Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5189 miles or 8351 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BMI to GRU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BMI to GRU flight is about 10 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Bloomington/Normal, IL and Sao Paulo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from BMI to GRU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BMI
Origination airport name Central Illinois Regional Airport
City Bloomington/Normal, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -88.9

Return Airport

Destination code GRU
Destination airport name Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport
City Sao Paulo
Country Brazil
Latitude -23.4
Longitude -46.5


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