The cheapest times to fly from GIG to ORD are

  • January 22nd to April 29th (except the weeks of February 19th and April 9th)
  • August 6th to November 25th (except the weeks of October 8th and November 12th)

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 GIG to ORD is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $1641 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $743 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $771 to $1334 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $768. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1409. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $642 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $819 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GIG to ORD flight.

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

GIG to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GIG to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Rio de Janeiro. 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 depart and return on this flight. 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 $86 (9%) 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 $857. Return trip prices are from the ORD to GIG 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 GIG to ORD 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 32 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from GIG to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 2.20% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See GIG to MDW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Azul, COPA, Delta, JAL, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5306 miles or 8539 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GIG to ORD flight is about 10 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Rio de Janeiro and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from GIG to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GIG
Origination airport name Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
City Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
Latitude -22.8
Longitude -43.2

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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