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 543,223 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 $320
Most expensive 0 days
Average price $877

Seasonality

Cheapest Week 3
Average price $344
Most expensive Week 48
Average price $714

Airline

Cheapest Sun Country Airlines
Average price $408
Most expensive Frontier Airlines
Average price $580

Day of week

Cheapest Monday
Average price $478
Most expensive Friday
Average price $531

Time of day

Cheapest Afternoon
Average price $493
Most expensive Noon
Average price $519

Airport

Cheapest SFO-ORD
Average price $509
Most expensive SFO-MDW
Average price $537

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 December and July.

According to our data Sun Country Airlines, Airtran Airways and Delta Air Lines 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

San Francisco to Chicago flights are usually cheapest between 2 and 4 months before departure.

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 6/30/2014 and 8/1/2014.

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.

Popular booking sites for this route are OneTravel, Bookairfare and look2fly.

United Airlines, Virgin America and US Airways are the most popular choices flying from San Francisco to Chicago.

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

Travel tips

Cheapest day of week is typically Monday and the most expensive is typically Friday.

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

Travel tips

Noon flights tend to be the most expensive.

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

Travel tips

Stop-off cities for indirect flights from San Francisco to Chicago include Denver Intl, Saint Paul Intl and Detroit Metro.

SFO - ORD tends to be 5% cheaper than SFO - MDW.

Cost of living comparison between San Francisco and Chicago

Compare cost of living in San Francisco and Chicago

San Francisco

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 11.98 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 69.91 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 4.99 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.62 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 4.74 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 10.77 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 4.33 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.25 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.99 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.75 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.78 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.06 USD

Chicago

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 9.99 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 54.93 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 3.99 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.34 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 2.05 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 8.58 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 3.65 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.09 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): 1.08 USD

Transport is pricier in San Francisco than in Chicago by approximately 11%. Consumer prices in general are 46% higher.

You'll pay around 23% more for a restaurant meal in San Francisco than in Chicago.

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Chicago weather forecast

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

10°C
6°C

Thursday, Thursday, April 24, 2014

18°C
6°C

Friday, Friday, April 25, 2014

22°C
10°C

Saturday, Saturday, April 26, 2014

15°C
5°C

Sunday, Sunday, April 27, 2014

14°C
9°C

Monday, Monday, April 28, 2014

22°C
7°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, April 29, 2014

15°C
2°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 30, 2014

19°C
8°C

Thursday, Thursday, May 01, 2014

21°C
8°C

Friday, Friday, May 02, 2014

9°C
5°C

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Oct 03 - Oct 05
302 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 8min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Jul 08 - Jul 19
312 USD
Faregeek
SFO San Francisco Intl
3h 54min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 30min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Jun 25 - Jul 01
317 USD
OneTravel
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Aug 21 - Aug 24
300 USD
AirTranAirways
SFO San Francisco Intl
7h 50min
ATL 1 stop
MDW Midway
MDW Midway
11h 45min
ATL 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Aug 22 - Aug 24
300 USD
AirTranAirways
SFO San Francisco Intl
7h 30min
ATL 1 stop
MDW Midway
MDW Midway
11h 45min
ATL 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Aug 11 - Aug 19
302 USD
OneTravel
SFO San Francisco Intl
7h 30min
ATL 1 stop
MDW Midway
MDW Midway
10h 15min
ATL 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl

Just getting there

One-way flights to Chicago from San Francisco
One-way trip
October 16
149 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
May 17
150 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 20min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
August 31
150 USD
AirTranAirways
SFO San Francisco Intl
7h 50min
ATL 1 stop
MDW Midway

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Jul 09 - Jul 16
281 USD
Faregeek
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 37min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 8min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Aug 29 - Aug 31
297 USD
Senturia
ORD O'Hare Intl
6h 42min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
8h 11min
MSP 1 stop
MDW Midway
Return trip
Sep 30 - Oct 16
297 USD
Senturia
ORD O'Hare Intl
6h 42min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
6h 35min
DTW 1 stop
MDW Midway
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