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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
193 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 4/19/2016 and returning on 5/20/2016
Low 104 USD
212 USD
High 547 USD
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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.
The cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chicago are currently available between April and May.
Impact on price
Cheapest airline
According to our data, Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines and Airtran Airways are the cheapest airlines to fly this route.
Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines and Airtran Airways are the most popular choices flying from San Francisco to Chicago.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Delta Air Lines
+1%
Sun Country Airlines
+4%
Airtran Airways
+8%
Virgin America
+31%
American Airlines
+31%
United Airlines
+33%
Best time to fly
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 2% 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 Monday and the most expensive is typically Friday.
Friday is normally the most expensive day to fly, whilst Monday 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 28 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 56 minutes.
Direct flights available: 562 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 Jose Mnpl - Denver Intl - O'Hare Intl - O'Hare Intl.
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
Feb 09 - Feb 16
184 USD
FlightNetworkUS
SFO SFO
4h 0min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 09 - Feb 10
238 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 25min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
5h 5min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 08 - Feb 11
281 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
6h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Feb 10 - Mar 15
152 USD
FlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 0min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 09 - Feb 16
184 USD
FlightNetworkUS
SFO SFO
4h 0min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 09 - Feb 10
238 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 25min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
5h 5min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Feb 23 - Feb 27
136 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 6min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 25 - Feb 28
167 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 6min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 25 - Feb 25
272 USD
OneTwoTripUS
SFO SFO
6h 17min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
6h 19min
1 stop
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Feb 08 - Feb 19
147 USD
FlyFarUS
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 6min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Feb 08 - Feb 10
162 USD
EDreamsUS
CHI CHI
5h 5min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 25min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Feb 08 - Feb 14
177 USD
OneTravel
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 6min
Direct
CHI CHI

Weather forecast for Chicago

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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
3.91 USD
3%
Chicago
3.8 USD
Cappuccino is 2.8% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
DOMESTIC BEER
0.5 liter
San Francisco
5.9 USD
17%
Chicago
4.91 USD
Domestic beer is 17% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
14.74 USD
%
Chicago
14.74 USD
Meal is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
1.29 USD
33%
Chicago
0.87 USD
Milk is 33% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.21 USD
%
Chicago
2.21 USD
Bus is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
12.65 USD
7%
Chicago
11.79 USD
movie theater is 6.8% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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