Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

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The best prices from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro are usually found in April or June, booked 13 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to RIO flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Rio de Janeiro flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Rio de Janeiro.
CHI - RIO
Price
$782 - $1,322
RIO
Temperature
69.8 - 82.4 °F
RIO
Rainfall
1.6 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 33% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$782

From Chicago (CHI) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

One-way from

$348

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro (CHI - RIO)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 18% on flights from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro?

Leaving on a Saturday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 8% on the overall cost on flights from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Rio de Janeiro. Flights to Rio de Janeiro from Chicago in April are about $879 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $739.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro?

Find a great deal and save up to 1% by booking at least 14 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $961.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CHI to RIO flights for May, June
20 May - 27 May
$991pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
20 May - 27 May
$992pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Jun - 9 Jun
$1,009pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Rio de Janeiro 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from Chicago found for this year
24 Aug - 30 Aug
$719pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Oct - 30 Oct
$809pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Sep - 21 Sep
$831pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro

Late deals on round-trip flights to Rio de Janeiro from Chicago, departing today and this week
26 May - 26 Nov
$1,027pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 May - 28 May
$1,031pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 May - 26 Nov
$1,032pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro
2:00 pm - 2:15 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
34h 15m
ORD - GIG
Multiple Airlines
$348
Kiwi.com
1:30 pm - 2:40 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
35h 10m
ORD - GIG
Multiple Airlines
$531
Kiwi.com
3:16 pm - 2:15 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
32h 59m
ORD - GIG
Multiple Airlines
$548
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Rio de Janeiro</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Rio de Janeiro

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Copa Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines flying from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $719, but on average you can expect to pay $858.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro for under $1,100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro round-trip?

According to our current data, LATAM Airlines ($809), Copa Airlines ($858), and American Airlines ($870) offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro. LATAM Airlines is priced at 7% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro?

When booking a flight from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Copa Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro?

While on average a flight from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro is generally $1,174, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $321. When looking at the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl), you can expect to pay $862 for that flight.

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro?

The most popular flight routes from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro are Chicago O'Hare Intl - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont and Chicago Midway - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Rio de Janeiro from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Rio de Janeiro.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Rio de Janeiro.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Rio de Janeiro.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Rio de Janeiro?

Returning to Chicago from Rio de Janeiro

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Destination information for Rio de Janeiro

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R$ 5.01
Average temperature for May in Rio de Janeiro
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Rio de Janeiro
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl (GIG)
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU)

Top 5 airlines flying from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Copa Airlines
$613 $736 No cancel fee 70%
American Airlines
$633 $873 No cancel fee 71%
LATAM Airlines Brasil
$716 $806 No cancel fee 74%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by LATAM Airlines Brasil. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

United Airlines
$737 $852 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$774 $947 No cancel fee N/A
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