Flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Search and find cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago (United States, North America)
Search and find cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago (United States, North America)

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Expect to pay
283 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 5/5/2017 and returning on 6/9/2017
Low 140 USD
283 USD
High 495 USD
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Best time to book
Cheapest time to buy a ticket for San Francisco — Chicago is approximately 54 days to departure.
San Francisco to Chicago flights are usually cheapest between 2 and 4 months before departure.
Days before departure
Best month
Cheapest time of year to fly to Chicago from San Francisco is January and February. Most expensive are November and December.
Currently the cheapest days to fly this route are between May and June.
Impact on price
Cheapest airline
According to our data, Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Delta Air Lines are the cheapest airlines to fly this route.
Popular airlines for this route are Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Sun Country Airlines
+5%
Frontier Airlines
+22%
Delta Air Lines
+26%
American Airlines
+30%
Major US Carrier
+35%
Virgin America
+35%
Best time to fly
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 3% more expensive in the morning than in the afternoon.
It's generally cheaper to take afternoon flights from San Francisco to Chicago.
Impact on price
Cheapest day
Cheapest day of week is typically Tuesday and the most expensive is typically Friday.
Friday is normally the most expensive day to fly, whilst Tuesday tends to be the cheapest.
Impact on price
Cheapest route
Fly San Francisco Intl - O'Hare Intl for the best San Francisco to Chicago flight prices saving up to 0% on average.
Of the possible routes between San Francisco and Chicago best prices tend to be found on San Francisco Intl - O'Hare Intl.
We've got 41 booking sites supporting this and nearby routes.
Impact on price
San Francisco Intl-O'Hare Intl
+0%
San Francisco Intl-Midway
+1%
Direct flights
There are direct flights from San Francisco Intl to Chicago all week with a flight time of 3 hours 57 minutes.
Direct flights available: 670 PER WEEK
Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Intl - Nth Kentucky - O'Hare Intl, Oakland Intl - Mccarran Intl - O'Hare Intl and San Francisco Intl - Saint Paul Intl - O'Hare Intl.
Stop-off cities for indirect flights from San Francisco Intl to Chicago include Nth Kentucky, Oakland Intl and Mccarran Intl.
Direct flights available on
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Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Feb 25 - Mar 1
99 USD
TripstaIntl
SFO SFO
4h 21min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
5h 1min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 25 - Feb 27
135 USD
CheapTicketsDeal
SFO SFO
4h 11min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 41min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 25 - Mar 11
161 USD
EDreamsUS
SFO SFO
4h 21min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 33min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Feb 25 - Mar 11
161 USD
EDreamsUS
SFO SFO
4h 21min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 33min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 26 - Mar 1
232 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
4h 9min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
5h 1min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 25 - Feb 26
414 USD
GoToGateUS
SFO SFO
6h 12min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
8h 50min
1 stop
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Mar 11 - Mar 15
119 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 17min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 42min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Mar 11 - Mar 14
142 USD
EDreamsUS
SFO SFO
4h 17min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 50min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Mar 11 - Mar 13
192 USD
FlyFarUS
SFO SFO
8h 4min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
15h 14min
1 stop
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Feb 25 - Mar 2
152 USD
CheapTicketsDeal
CHI CHI
4h 41min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 23min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Feb 25 - Feb 27
152 USD
CheapTicketsDeal
CHI CHI
4h 41min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 11min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Feb 25 - Feb 28
185 USD
FlyFarUS
CHI CHI
17h 12min
1 stop
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
11h 53min
1 stop
CHI CHI

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So what's it going to cost once you're in Chicago

Compare the costs of everyday items in San Francisco and Chicago
CAPPUCCINO
Regular
San Francisco
4.18 USD
4%
Chicago
4 USD
Cappuccino is 4.3% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
15 USD
%
Chicago
15 USD
Meal is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
4.23 USD
30%
Chicago
2.96 USD
Milk is 30% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.25 USD
-11%
Chicago
2.5 USD
Bus is 11% more expensive in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
13 USD
8%
Chicago
12 USD
movie theater is 7.7% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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