The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CJC are

  • March 26th to July 8th
  • October 1st to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 29th and November 5th)

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 CJC is early May. Prices can be as high as $3026 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $904 for Tuesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Calama

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Calama (CJC) will usually cost between $928 to $1470 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $942. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1713. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $771 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1018 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CJC flight.

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

ORD to CJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to CJC 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 $0.14, 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. Fridays 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 $246 (21%) 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 $999. Return trip prices are from the CJC 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 CJC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 18 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 CJC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Andres Sabella International Airport (ANF) in Antofagasta

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from CJC
  • Usually 0.79% less expensive than CJC
  • 2-layover flights available

See ORD to ANF flights


Flight Hacking ORD to CJC

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 CJC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lima (ORD > LIM > CJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $723
  • Average savings: $295 (28.98%)

See ORD to LIM flights

Hack #2: Santiago (ORD > SCL > CJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $911
  • Average savings: $107 (10.51%)

See ORD to SCL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, COPA, Delta, Fiji Airways, InterJet, JAL, JetBlue, Korean Air, LATAM, Lufthansa, Shanghai Airlines, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4617 miles or 7430 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CJC flight is about 9 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Calama?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from ORD to CJC.


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 CJC
Destination airport name El Loa Airport
City Calama
Country Chile
Latitude -22.5
Longitude -68.9


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