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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro by plane or train

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  17h 42m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) ORD - SDU

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Fly Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  17h 41m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) MDW - GIG

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  16h 8m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) ORD - GIG

Fly Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  17h 6m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) MDW - SDU

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  18h 47m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) MKE - GIG

Train to South Bend, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  18h 54m

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) SBN - GIG
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Brazil land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from United States

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Brazil from United States.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rio de Janeiro is 136.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rio de Janeiro is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rio de Janeiro is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 136.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Brazil.

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Last updated: 21 Nov 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro is to fly, which costs $390 - $1,300 and takes 17h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $410 - $1,300 and takes 16h 8m.

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The distance between Chicago and Rio de Janeiro is 8530 km.

It takes approximately 17h 42m to get from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h and has one stopover.

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Rio de Janeiro is 3h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:23 PM in Chicago and 6:23 PM in Rio de Janeiro.

American Airlines, Gol Transportes Aéreos, Delta and three other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport.

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There are 703+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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  • Distance: 8530 km
  • Duration: 17h 42m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

United Airlines, Azul and six other airlines fly from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Boston, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 8000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via New York JFK, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 7500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Atlanta, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1700 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
18h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 7500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta, Lima
Ave. Duration
20h 38m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 8000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1700 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Atlanta, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Miami, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 8000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Orlando, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 8000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Boston, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 8500
Flights from Milwaukee to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 9000
Flights from Milwaukee to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 9000
Flights from Milwaukee to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 9500
Flights from South Bend to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 9000
Flights from South Bend to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 10000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Miami, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 3m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 7500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Miami
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 7500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Miami
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13h 54m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 7000
Flights from Milwaukee to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Chicago O'Hare, Miami
Ave. Duration
15h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 9000
Flights from Milwaukee to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Charlotte, Miami
Ave. Duration
15h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 9000
Flights from South Bend to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Charlotte, Miami
Ave. Duration
15h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 9500
Flights from South Bend to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Charlotte, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R$ 2700 - R$ 10000
Flights from South Bend to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 10000
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via New York JFK, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 7500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Atlanta, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1700 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1700 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Miami, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 8000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Orlando, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 8000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Boston, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 8500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Atlanta, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 7000
Flights from Milwaukee to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 9000
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Miami, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 3m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 7500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Miami, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Orlando, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Miami
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 7500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Miami
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Orlando, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Miami, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7500
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo, Curitiba
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 6500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo, Recife
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 7500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Orlando, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
14h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3200 - R$ 14000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Orlando, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
14h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3100 - R$ 13000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3100 - R$ 13000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Washington Dulles, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 6500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Washington Dulles, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Houston, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 6500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Houston
Ave. Duration
14h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Washington Dulles, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 6500
Flights from Milwaukee to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Houston
Ave. Duration
16h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3100 - R$ 9000
Flights from South Bend to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
18h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3200 - R$ 9000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13h 54m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 7000
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Panama City
Ave. Duration
19h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 8000
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 140 - R$ 210
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
R$ 140 - R$ 210
Premium
R$ 1000 - R$ 1400
Flexi Coach Seat
R$ 220 - R$ 320
Business Seat
R$ 200 - R$ 300
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 35 - R$ 80
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Seniors, Disabled, Military
R$ 35 - R$ 39
Adults 14-64
R$ 70 - R$ 80

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