The cheapest times to fly from ORD to GRU are

  • February 5th to May 20th
  • September 17th 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 ORD to GRU is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $1867 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $809 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to São Paulo

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Sao Paulo (GRU) will usually cost between $886 to $1374 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $899. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1581. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $682 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1087 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to GRU flight.

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

ORD to GRU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to GRU 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 $0.13, 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 $165 (13%) 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 $1039. Return trip prices are from the GRU 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 GRU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 24 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD 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 ORD to GRU — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $856
  • Average savings: $231 (21.27%)

See ORD to BOS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $876
  • Average savings: $212 (19.46%)

See ORD to MIA flights

Hack #3: Rio de Janeiro (ORD > GIG > GRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $884
  • Average savings: $203 (18.68%)

See ORD to GIG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Azul, COPA, Delta, JAL, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5236 miles or 8427 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to GRU flight is about 10 hour 24 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 65 available flights from ORD to GRU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeGRU
Destination airport nameGuarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport
CitySao Paulo


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