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
235 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 10/27/2017 and returning on 12/1/2017
Low 167 USD
235 USD
High 557 USD
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Best time to book
Cheapest time to buy a ticket for San Francisco — Chicago is approximately 56 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 September. Most expensive are November and December.
The cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chicago are currently available between October and December.
Impact on price
Cheapest airline
According to our data, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and US Airways are the cheapest airlines to fly this route.
Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and US Airways are the most popular choices flying from San Francisco to Chicago.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Delta Air Lines
+44%
Frontier Airlines
+45%
US Airways
+47%
Spirit Airlines
+49%
Major US Carrier
+60%
American Airlines
+66%
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 - Midway 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 - Midway.
We scan 50 sites offering flights from San Francisco to Chicago to find all the best options.
Impact on price
San Francisco Intl-Midway
+0%
San Francisco Intl-O'Hare Intl
+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: 561 PER WEEK
Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Jose Mnpl - Salt Lake City Intl - O'Hare Intl, San Francisco Intl - Portland Intl - Seattle Tacoma - O'Hare Intl and Oakland Intl - Los Angeles Intl - O'Hare Intl.
Stop-off cities for indirect flights from San Francisco Intl to Chicago include San Jose Mnpl, Salt Lake City Intl and Portland Intl.
Direct flights available on
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Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Aug 19 - Aug 20
176 USD
VayamaDom
SFO SFO
4h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Aug 19 - Aug 22
213 USD
PaylessFlights
SFO SFO
4h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Aug 19 - Aug 23
213 USD
PaylessFlights
SFO SFO
4h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Aug 19 - Aug 20
176 USD
VayamaDom
SFO SFO
4h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Aug 19 - Aug 22
213 USD
PaylessFlights
SFO SFO
4h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Aug 19 - Aug 23
213 USD
PaylessFlights
SFO SFO
4h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Sep 2 - Sep 11
180 USD
CrystalTravelUS
SFO SFO
4h 13min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 27min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Sep 2 - Sep 5
183 USD
CrystalTravelUS
SFO SFO
4h 13min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 34min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Sep 2 - Sep 7
225 USD
FlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 15min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 38min
Direct
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Aug 19 - Aug 23
216 USD
CFOneTravel
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Aug 19 - Aug 22
216 USD
CFOneTravel
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Aug 19 - Aug 21
217 USD
FlyFarUS
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI

Weather forecast for Chicago

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Thursday, Thursday, August 17, 2017

29°C
19°C

Friday, Friday, August 18, 2017

28°C
18°C

Saturday, Saturday, August 19, 2017

26°C
21°C

Sunday, Sunday, August 20, 2017

29°C
22°C

Monday, Monday, August 21, 2017

30°C
23°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, August 22, 2017

31°C
23°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, August 23, 2017

29°C
22°C

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
4.34 USD
10%
Chicago
3.93 USD
Cappuccino is 9.5% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
14.96 USD
%
Chicago
14.95 USD
Meal is 0.078% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
3.93 USD
24%
Chicago
2.98 USD
Milk is 24% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.49 USD
10%
Chicago
2.24 USD
Bus is 9.9% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
13.96 USD
11%
Chicago
12.46 USD
movie theater is 11% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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