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 $713

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 $518

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

Normally the best deals on San Francisco to Chicago flights are available 2 to 4 months prior to departure.

The chart shows the evolvement of the price throughout the year. The numbers on the x-axis dictate the week numbers.

Travel tips

The cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chicago are currently available between 6/27/2014 and 8/1/2014.

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

Travel tips

We scan 19 sites offering flights from San Francisco to Chicago to find all the best options.

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

Popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Virgin America and 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

It's generally cheapest to take Afternoon flights from San Francisco to Chicago.

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 Denver Intl, Saint Paul Intl or Detroit Metro.

Fly SFO - ORD for the best San Francisco to Chicago flight prices saving up to 5% on average.

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: 69.89 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): 10.76 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 4.32 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.25 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.99 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.74 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: 54.91 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 3.99 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.34 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 2.04 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

Taxis, gas prices and public transport are in aggregate more pricy in San Francisco than Chicago by around 11%. On average most consumer costs are somewhere around 46% costlier.

A domestic beer costs around USD 1 less in a Chicago restaurant than in San Francisco, whilst a full bill is likely to be around 23% cheaper.

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Chicago weather forecast

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Friday, Friday, April 18, 2014

10°C
5°C

Saturday, Saturday, April 19, 2014

22°C
11°C

Sunday, Sunday, April 20, 2014

26°C
14°C

Monday, Monday, April 21, 2014

18°C
12°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

14°C
2°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

13°C
7°C

Thursday, Thursday, April 24, 2014

24°C
11°C

Friday, Friday, April 25, 2014

20°C
9°C

Saturday, Saturday, April 26, 2014

15°C
3°C

Sunday, Sunday, April 27, 2014

14°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 right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Apr 25 - Apr 27
395 USD
OneTravel
SFO San Francisco Intl
13h 55min
MSP 1 stop
MDW Midway
MDW Midway
14h 35min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Apr 22 - Apr 25
506 USD
OneTravel
SFO San Francisco Intl
6h 30min
MSP 1 stop
MDW Midway
MDW Midway
8h 20min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Apr 21 - Apr 25
536 USD
Cheapoair
SFO San Francisco Intl
7h 48min
SEA 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
MDW Midway
8h 20min
MSP 1 stop
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
139 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 21
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
Sep 30 - Oct 16
278 USD
OneTravel
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
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
Sep 12 - Sep 16
301 USD
Smartfares
MDW Midway
10h 40min
ATL 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
7h 50min
ATL 1 stop
MDW Midway
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