Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to South America

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Chicago (CHI) to South America

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to South America?

To save up to 7% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 57 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Chicago to South America from $483 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $483 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to South America?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to South America from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $468 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $282. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from Chicago to South America in March, April 2021

7 Apr - 13 Apr
$194pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 Apr - 23 Apr
$197pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BOG
Bogotá El Dorado
BOG
Bogotá El Dorado
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Mar - 31 Mar
$201pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to South America 2021 flight deals

7 Apr - 13 Apr
$194pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 Apr - 23 Apr
$197pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BOG
Bogotá El Dorado
BOG
Bogotá El Dorado
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Mar - 31 Mar
$201pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to South America from Chicago

1 Apr - 4 Apr
$693pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Apr - 21 Apr
$701pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Jun - 16 Jun
$1,109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to South America

9 Mar - 31 Mar
$201pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Mar - 19 Mar
$209pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Mar - 23 Mar
$220pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to South America from Chicago

1:17 am - 9:15 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
7h 58m
ORD - MDE
Spirit Airlines
$78
Travelocity
12:05 am - 9:15 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 10m
ORD - MDE
Spirit Airlines
$86
Travelocity
2:40 pm - 9:29 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
18h 49m
ORD - BOG
Spirit Airlines
$88
Expedia

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to South America

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to South America due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and South America for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to South America to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta and LATAM Airlines are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travelers booking flights from Chicago to South America include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to South America have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Chicago to South America that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Copa Airlines, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Chicago to South America for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to South America for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $194, but on average you can expect to pay $218.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to South America for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 9 direct flights from Chicago to South America under $700. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to South America is less than $2,971.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to South America for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to South America within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to South America?

When booking a flight from Chicago to South America, you may want to consider flying on Interjet, Major Airline or American Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to South America?

When deciding which route to take from Chicago to South America consider Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl or Chicago O'Hare Intl - Lima J Chavez Intl as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest Flights from Chicago to South America?

While on average a flight from Chicago to South America is generally $687, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $160. When looking at the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl), you can expect to pay $537 for that flight.

How long is the flight from Chicago to South America?

For as low as $220, Spirit Airlines can have you in South America from Chicago in 6h 42m.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Chicago to South America round-trip?

Currently priced at $194, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Chicago to South America and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to South America one-way?

The cheapest airline for a one-way flight from Chicago to South America is Spirit Airlines ($78).

Destination points for flights from Chicago to South America

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Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to South America

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$273 $489 No cancel fee 65%
Avianca
$215 $528 No cancel fee 71%
Interjet
$249 $545 No cancel fee 68%
Aeromexico
$416 $800 No cancel fee N/A
LATAM Airlines
$455 $870 No cancel fee 81%
LATAM Airlines Brasil
$716 $878 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.

Delta
$294 $922 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$446 $950 No cancel fee 71%
Air Canada
$453 $968 No cancel fee 67%
Aerolineas Argentinas
$897 $982 No cancel fee 59%
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