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
241 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 12/4/2016 and returning on 1/6/2017
Low 147 USD
241 USD
High 511 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.
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 December and January.
Impact on price
Cheapest airline
According to our data, Sun Country Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are the cheapest airlines to fly this route.
Sun Country Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are the most popular choices flying from San Francisco to Chicago.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Sun Country Airlines
+1%
Delta Air Lines
+14%
American Airlines
+29%
Frontier Airlines
+31%
United Airlines
+35%
Major US Carrier
+39%
Best time to fly
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 3% 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 Tuesday and the most expensive is typically Friday.
Friday is normally the most expensive day to fly, whilst Tuesday 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 0% 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 scan 37 sites offering flights from San Francisco to Chicago to find all the best options.
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 20 minutes.
Direct flights available: 540 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 Francisco Intl - Los Angeles Intl - Midway.
Stop-off cities for indirect flights from San Francisco Intl to Chicago include Saint Paul Intl, Los Angeles Intl and San Jose Mnpl.
Direct flights available on
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Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Sep 25 - Sep 27
146 USD
EDreamsUS
SFO SFO
4h 24min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 42min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Sep 26 - Oct 1
179 USD
ExploreTripDom
SFO SFO
4h 0min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 30min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Sep 26 - Sep 29
181 USD
EDreamsUS
SFO SFO
4h 0min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 42min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Sep 26 - Sep 30
261 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 9min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Sep 27 - Oct 2
273 USD
CheapTickets
SFO SFO
4h 24min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 42min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Sep 26 - Oct 2
313 USD
ExploreTripDom
SFO SFO
8h 19min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 34min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Oct 9 - Oct 14
221 USD
BookFlightsFare
SFO SFO
4h 11min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 29min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Oct 9 - Oct 9
251 USD
ExploreTripDom
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 29min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Oct 9 - Oct 10
262 USD
ExploreTripDom
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 29min
Direct
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Sep 26 - Oct 3
193 USD
TravelgenioUS
CHI CHI
4h 29min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Sep 25 - Sep 29
196 USD
CheapTickets
CHI CHI
4h 42min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 24min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Sep 26 - Oct 1
198 USD
BookFlightsFare
CHI CHI
4h 29min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 6min
Direct
CHI CHI

Weather forecast for Chicago

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Saturday, Saturday, September 24, 2016

23°C
18°C

Sunday, Sunday, September 25, 2016

29°C
18°C

Monday, Monday, September 26, 2016

21°C
10°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, September 27, 2016

20°C
12°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, September 28, 2016

18°C
14°C

Thursday, Thursday, September 29, 2016

18°C
13°C

Friday, Friday, September 30, 2016

22°C
13°C

Saturday, Saturday, October 1, 2016

23°C
14°C

Sunday, Sunday, October 2, 2016

22°C
16°C

Monday, Monday, October 3, 2016

23°C
16°C

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
4.05 USD
3%
Chicago
3.92 USD
Cappuccino is 3% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
15.05 USD
%
Chicago
15.05 USD
Meal is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
4.42 USD
30%
Chicago
3.1 USD
Milk is 30% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.25 USD
%
Chicago
2.25 USD
Bus is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
12.8 USD
6%
Chicago
12.04 USD
movie theater is 5.9% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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