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)

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Expect to pay
288 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 6/4/2017 and returning on 7/7/2017
Low 148 USD
288 USD
High 496 USD
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Best time to book
Cheapest time to buy a ticket for San Francisco — Chicago is approximately 54 days to departure.
Normally the best deals on San Francisco to Chicago flights are available 2 to 4 months prior to 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.
San Francisco to Chicago flights are currently cheapest between June and July.
Impact on price
Cheapest airline
According to our data, Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Delta Air Lines are the cheapest airlines to fly this route.
Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Delta Air Lines are the most popular choices flying from San Francisco to Chicago.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Sun Country Airlines
+5%
Frontier Airlines
+22%
Delta Air Lines
+26%
American Airlines
+30%
Major US Carrier
+35%
Virgin America
+35%
Best time to fly
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 3% more expensive in the morning than in the afternoon.
Morning flights tend to be the most expensive.
Impact on price
Cheapest day
Friday is normally the most expensive day to fly, whilst Tuesday tends to be the cheapest.
Cheapest day of week is typically Tuesday and the most expensive is typically Friday.
Impact on price
Cheapest route
Fly San Francisco Intl - O'Hare Intl for the best San Francisco to Chicago flight prices saving up to 0% on average.
San Francisco Intl - O'Hare Intl tends to be 0% cheaper than San Francisco Intl - Midway.
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Impact on price
San Francisco Intl-O'Hare Intl
+0%
San Francisco Intl-Midway
+1%
Direct flights
There are direct flights from San Francisco Intl to Chicago all week with a flight time of 4 hours 0 minutes.
Direct flights available: 566 PER WEEK
Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Intl - Nth Kentucky - O'Hare Intl, San Jose Mnpl - Lindberg Fld - Midway and San Francisco Intl - Los Angeles Intl - Midway.
You can fly from San Francisco Intl to Chicago indirect via Nth Kentucky, San Jose Mnpl or Lindberg Fld.
Direct flights available on
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Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
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Saturday

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Mar 27 - Apr 5
226 USD
CrystalTravelUS
SFO SFO
4h 0min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 40min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Mar 27 - Apr 2
241 USD
CFEDreamsUS
SFO SFO
4h 17min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 42min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Mar 29 - Apr 2
314 USD
Flightsbank
SFO SFO
4h 9min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 41min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Mar 27 - Mar 29
391 USD
FlyFarUS
SFO SFO
6h 35min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
7h 59min
1 stop
SFO SFO
Return trip
Mar 26 - Mar 29
393 USD
GoToGateUS
SFO SFO
8h 42min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
6h 36min
1 stop
SFO SFO
Return trip
Mar 26 - Mar 26
564 USD
Hop2
SFO SFO
7h 29min
2 stops
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 41min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Apr 9 - Apr 19
244 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
21h 7min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 43min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Apr 9 - Apr 20
265 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
21h 7min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 43min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Apr 9 - Apr 18
266 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
21h 7min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 34min
Direct
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Mar 26 - Mar 29
316 USD
KiwiUS
CHI CHI
4h 42min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
6h 27min
1 stop
CHI CHI
Return trip
Mar 26 - Mar 28
316 USD
KiwiUS
CHI CHI
4h 42min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
5h 58min
1 stop
CHI CHI
Return trip
Mar 26 - Apr 1
410 USD
Smartfares
CHI CHI
4h 42min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 17min
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
4.25 USD
7%
Chicago
3.96 USD
Cappuccino is 6.6% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
15.07 USD
%
Chicago
15.07 USD
Meal is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
4.29 USD
33%
Chicago
2.88 USD
Milk is 33% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.26 USD
%
Chicago
2.26 USD
Bus is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
13.06 USD
8%
Chicago
12.06 USD
movie theater is 7.7% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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