Flights from San Francisco to Chicago

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

Flight Insight for San Francisco to Chicago

We have aggregated the last 1,798,736 fares on this route and compiled them into an insight for you.
In this overview you can see how much of an impact different factors have on the price of your tickets.

Days to departure

Cheapest 54 days
Average price 286 USD
Most expensive 0 days
Average price 744 USD

Seasonality

Cheapest Week 3
Average price 317 USD
Most expensive Week 48
Average price 614 USD

Airline

Cheapest Delta Air Lines
Average price 323 USD
Most expensive Major US Carrier
Average price 464 USD

Day of week

Cheapest Monday
Average price 399 USD
Most expensive Friday
Average price 449 USD

Time of day

Cheapest Afternoon
Average price 424 USD
Most expensive Noon
Average price 434 USD

Airport

Cheapest SFO-ORD
Average price 430 USD
Most expensive SFO-MDW
Average price 439 USD

Days to departure, Seasonality and Airline are the major factors that impact ticket price for San Francisco — Chicago flights.

Cheapest time to buy a ticket for San Francisco — Chicago route is approximately 54 days to departure.

Cheapest time of year to fly to Chicago from San Francisco is February and January. Most expensive are July and December.

According to our data Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines and Airtran Airways are the cheapest airlines to fly this route.

We've got 27 booking sites supporting this and nearby routes.

O'Hare Intl is the cheapest destination airport when flying from San Francisco to Chicago.

You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago indirect via Sky Harbor Intl, Saint Paul Intl or Denver Intl.

Of the possible routes between San Francisco and Chicago best prices tend to be found on SFO - ORD.

The graph shows how the price evolves in relation to the number of days until departure.

Travel tips

Try booking 2 to 4 months in advance of your flight from San Francisco to Chicago to get the cheapest fares.

The chart shows the evolvement of the price throughout the year. The numbers on the x-axis dictate the week numbers.

Travel tips

Currently the cheapest days to fly this route are between 7/3/2015 and 8/7/2015.

The chart shows the impact on the price based on the individual airlines that serve the route.

Travel tips

momondo users most frequently choose to fly from San Francisco to Chicago with either United Airlines, Virgin America or US Airways.

The chart shows the impact that each weekday has on the price.

Travel tips

Friday is normally the most expensive day to fly, whilst Monday tends to be the cheapest.

The chart shows the impact on the price based on what time of the day the flight departs.

Travel tips

San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 2% more expensive in the Noon than in the Afternoon.

The chart shows the impact of the different combinatorial options of airports for this specific search.

Travel tips

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Sep 10 - Sep 14
195 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
May 06 - May 11
208 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
May 09 - May 11
208 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
May 04 - May 18
284 USD
SkyPicker
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
27h 24min
LAS 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
May 06 - May 10
303 USD
SkyPicker
SFO San Francisco Intl
8h 20min
LAS 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
27h 24min
LAS 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
May 07 - May 10
329 USD
SkyPicker
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
27h 24min
LAS 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Sep 10 - Sep 14
195 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
May 09 - May 11
208 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Oct 15 - Oct 18
229 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Just getting there

One-way flights to Chicago from San Francisco
One-way trip
June 02
99 USD
CheapOair
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
June 04
99 USD
CheapOair
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
September 20
127 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
May 14 - May 18
194 USD
CheapOair
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
May 29 - Jun 01
198 USD
CheapOair
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
May 07 - May 09
226 USD
Bookairfare
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl

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Cost of living comparison between San Francisco and Chicago

Compare cost of living in San Francisco and Chicago

San Francisco

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 14.82 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 80.42 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 5.03 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.69 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 4.67 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 13.86 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 4.17 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.01 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.27 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.52 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.72 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.04 USD

Chicago

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 10.39 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 59.38 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 3.96 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.65 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 2.12 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 9.89 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 3.47 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 1.73 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.22 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.21 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.17 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): .88 USD

Consumer prices are approximately 49% lower in Chicago than San Francisco, whilst transportation is also cheaper by around 19%.

You'll pay around 27% more for a restaurant meal in San Francisco than in Chicago.

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