The cheapest times to fly from ORD to FAO are

  • January 15th to April 1st (except the weeks of February 12th and March 19th)
  • April 9th to June 17th (except the week of May 21st)
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd and October 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 ORD to FAO is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1205 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $531 for Wednesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Faro

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Faro (FAO) will usually cost between $534 to $958 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $534. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1004. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $470 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $616 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to FAO flight.

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

ORD to FAO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to FAO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FAO, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. 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 $73 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $613. Return trip prices are from the FAO 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 FAO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 23 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 FAO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lisboa Airport (LIS) in Lisbon

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from FAO
  • Usually 12.82% less expensive than FAO
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LIS flights

Destination alternative #2: Seville Airport (SVQ) in Seville

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from FAO
  • Usually 10.63% less expensive than FAO
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to SVQ flights


Flight Hacking ORD to FAO

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 FAO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Barcelona (ORD > BCN > FAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $588
  • Average savings: $29 (4.63%)

See ORD to BCN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4116 miles or 6624 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to FAO flight is about 8 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Faro?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from ORD to FAO.


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 FAO
Destination airport name Faro Airport
City Faro
Country Portugal
Latitude 37
Longitude -8


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