The cheapest times to fly from ORD to REC are

  • January 15th to February 4th
  • March 5th to April 1st
  • August 6th to December 16th

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 REC is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $3056 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $863 for Monday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Recife

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Recife (REC) will usually cost between $1075 to $2621 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $1098. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $2681. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1584 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1449 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to REC flight.

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

ORD to REC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to REC 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 $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to REC, and Tuesday 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 $237 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1460. Return trip prices are from the REC 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 REC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to REC

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 REC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (ORD > MIA > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $843
  • Average savings: $606 (41.82%)

See ORD to MIA flights

Hack #2: Fortaleza (ORD > FOR > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $907
  • Average savings: $542 (37.41%)

See ORD to FOR flights

Hack #3: Orlando, FL (ORD > MCO > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $972
  • Average savings: $478 (32.95%)

See ORD to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Azul, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4808 miles or 7738 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to REC flight is about 9 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Recife?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from ORD to REC.


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 REC
Destination airport name Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport
City Recife
Country Brazil
Latitude -8.1
Longitude -34.9


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