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 1,546,393 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 $339
Most expensive 0 days
Average price $851

Seasonality

Cheapest Week 3
Average price $365
Most expensive Week 48
Average price $710

Airline

Cheapest Delta Air Lines
Average price $390
Most expensive Southwest Airlines
Average price $550

Day of week

Cheapest Monday
Average price $462
Most expensive Friday
Average price $528

Time of day

Cheapest Afternoon
Average price $497
Most expensive Noon
Average price $511

Airport

Cheapest SFO-ORD
Average price $506
Most expensive SFO-MDW
Average price $518

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 November and December.

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

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

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 12/6/2014 and 1/9/2015.

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

Travel tips

We've got 20 booking sites supporting this and nearby routes.

Momondo users most often book with Tripsta, Travellink or Faregeek for San Francisco to Chicago flights.

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 3% 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

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.

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
One-way trip
October 31
141 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Dec 05 - Dec 12
258 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 15min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 40min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Dec 26 - Jan 02
282 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 13min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 44min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Oct 08 - Oct 11
316 USD
Tripsta
SFO San Francisco Intl
6h 50min
DTW 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
MDW Midway
6h 37min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Oct 16 - Oct 19
370 USD
US Airways
SFO San Francisco Intl
8h 31min
PHX 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
6h 40min
PHX 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Oct 10 - Oct 13
432 USD
Faregeek
SFO San Francisco Intl
6h 9min
PHX 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
7h 0min
PHX 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Dec 05 - Dec 12
258 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 15min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 40min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Dec 29 - Jan 05
270 USD
Tripsta
SFO San Francisco Intl
7h 54min
MSP 1 stop
MDW Midway
ORD O'Hare Intl
6h 15min
SLC 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Dec 04 - Dec 11
272 USD
Faregeek
SFO San Francisco Intl
6h 40min
PHX 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
6h 53min
PHX 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl

Just getting there

One-way flights to Chicago from San Francisco
One-way trip
January 17
127 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
October 14
129 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
November 11
129 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Dec 22 - Jan 17
255 USD
Tripsta
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 44min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Dec 19 - Jan 17
255 USD
Tripsta
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 44min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Oct 17 - Oct 20
261 USD
Tripsta
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 31min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl

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Chicago weather forecast

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Tuesday, Tuesday, September 30, 2014

16°C
11°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, October 01, 2014

21°C
13°C

Thursday, Thursday, October 02, 2014

25°C
17°C

Friday, Friday, October 03, 2014

19°C
3°C

Saturday, Saturday, October 04, 2014

12°C
5°C

Sunday, Sunday, October 05, 2014

15°C
7°C

Monday, Monday, October 06, 2014

12°C
4°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, October 07, 2014

17°C
9°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, October 08, 2014

17°C
5°C

Thursday, Thursday, October 09, 2014

10°C
3°C

Cost of living comparison between San Francisco and Chicago

Compare cost of living in San Francisco and Chicago

San Francisco

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 14.01 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 76.01 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 5 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.71 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 4.48 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 12.52 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 4.21 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.61 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.5 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.71 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.08 USD

Chicago

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 10 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 55.01 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 4 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.46 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 1.98 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 8.41 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 3.73 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.44 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.25 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.25 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.24 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.05 USD

Consumer prices are approximately 49% lower in Chicago than San Francisco, whilst transportation is also cheaper by around 9%.

You'll pay around 30% more for a restaurant meal in San Francisco than in Chicago.

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