The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CGH are

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • March 5th to April 1st
  • May 7th to June 3rd
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 27th, October 15th, and November 19th)

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 CGH is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2566 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1176 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to São Paulo

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Sao Paulo (CGH) will usually cost between $1226 to $1878 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1263. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2041. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $778 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1346 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CGH flight.

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

ORD to CGH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to CGH 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 $0.16, 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 to São Paulo, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $199 (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 $1342. Return trip prices are from the CGH 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 CGH can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 25 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 ORD to CGH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport (GRU) in Sao Paulo

  • 18 miles (29 km) away from CGH
  • Usually 19.21% less expensive than CGH
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to GRU flights


Flight Hacking ORD to CGH

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 CGH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Rio de Janeiro (ORD > GIG > CGH)

  • Price for both tickets: $892
  • Average savings: $454 (33.74%)

See ORD to GIG flights

Hack #2: Rio de Janeiro (ORD > SDU > CGH)

  • Price for both tickets: $906
  • Average savings: $440 (32.7%)

See ORD to SDU flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (ORD > MIA > CGH)

  • Price for both tickets: $947
  • Average savings: $399 (29.62%)

See ORD to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azul, COPA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5242 miles or 8436 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CGH flight is about 10 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Sao Paulo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from ORD to CGH.


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 CGH
Destination airport name Congonhas Airport
City Sao Paulo
Country Brazil
Latitude -23.6
Longitude -46.7


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