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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)

Looking for the best tickets for San Francisco to Chicago?

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Expect to pay
240 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 10/1/2016 and returning on 11/4/2016
Low 125 USD
240 USD
High 498 USD
Choose my own dates
Best time to book
Cheapest time to buy a ticket for San Francisco — Chicago is approximately 55 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 October and November.
Impact on price
Cheapest airline
According to our data, Sun Country Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are the cheapest airlines to fly this route.
Popular airlines for this route are Sun Country Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Sun Country Airlines
+1%
Delta Air Lines
+3%
American Airlines
+29%
Virgin America
+31%
Frontier Airlines
+33%
United Airlines
+33%
Best time to fly
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 3% more expensive in the noon 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 1% 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
+2%
Direct flights
There are direct flights from San Francisco Intl to Chicago all week with a flight time of 3 hours 52 minutes.
Direct flights available: 604 PER WEEK
Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Intl - Saint Paul Intl - Midway, San Francisco Intl - Los Angeles Intl - O'Hare Intl and San Francisco Intl - Los Angeles Intl - Midway.
You can fly from San Francisco Intl to Chicago indirect via Saint Paul Intl, Los Angeles Intl or San Jose Mnpl.
Direct flights available on
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Jul 28 - Jul 30
304 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 12min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Jul 28 - Aug 8
304 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 12min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Jul 27 - Aug 3
308 USD
TripstaUS
SFO SFO
4h 11min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 27min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Jul 27 - Aug 7
308 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
7h 51min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 27min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Jul 27 - Aug 3
308 USD
TripstaUS
SFO SFO
4h 11min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 27min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Jul 27 - Aug 4
327 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
7h 51min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
12h 59min
1 stop
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Aug 10 - Aug 14
248 USD
TripstaUS
SFO SFO
4h 11min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 40min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Aug 10 - Aug 17
265 USD
TravelgenioUS
SFO SFO
4h 3min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 30min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Aug 10 - Aug 21
285 USD
ExploreTrip
SFO SFO
4h 11min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 43min
Direct
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Jul 27 - Aug 3
233 USD
KiwiUS
CHI CHI
15h 33min
1 stop
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
9h 40min
1 stop
CHI CHI
Return trip
Jul 27 - Aug 1
249 USD
CheapBestFares
CHI CHI
4h 45min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 9min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Jul 27 - Aug 15
254 USD
OneTravel
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 12min
Direct
CHI CHI

Weather forecast for Chicago

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Tuesday, Tuesday, July 26, 2016

29°C
18°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, July 27, 2016

30°C
20°C

Thursday, Thursday, July 28, 2016

28°C
22°C

Friday, Friday, July 29, 2016

27°C
21°C

Saturday, Saturday, July 30, 2016

25°C
15°C

Sunday, Sunday, July 31, 2016

25°C
15°C

Monday, Monday, August 1, 2016

30°C
23°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, August 2, 2016

32°C
22°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, August 3, 2016

34°C
21°C

Thursday, Thursday, August 4, 2016

28°C
25°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
3.96 USD
1%
Chicago
3.93 USD
Cappuccino is 0.83% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
14.95 USD
%
Chicago
14.95 USD
Meal is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
4.58 USD
29%
Chicago
3.23 USD
Milk is 29% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.24 USD
%
Chicago
2.24 USD
Bus is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
12.71 USD
6%
Chicago
11.97 USD
movie theater is 5.9% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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