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 1,293,378 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 $347
Most expensive 0 days
Average price $873

Seasonality

Cheapest Week 3
Average price $372
Most expensive Week 48
Average price $730

Airline

Cheapest Delta Air Lines
Average price $411
Most expensive Southwest Airlines
Average price $570

Day of week

Cheapest Monday
Average price $474
Most expensive Friday
Average price $542

Time of day

Cheapest Afternoon
Average price $511
Most expensive Noon
Average price $526

Airport

Cheapest SFO-ORD
Average price $520
Most expensive SFO-MDW
Average price $535

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 November and December.

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

Try booking 2 to 4 months in advance of your flight from San Francisco to Chicago to get the cheapest fares.

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 11/5/2014 and 12/12/2014.

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.

Momondo users most often book with OneTravel, Bookairfare or PaylessFlights for San Francisco to Chicago flights.

Momondo users most frequently choose to fly from San Francisco to Chicago with either United Airlines, Virgin America or 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

San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 3% more expensive in the Noon than in the Afternoon.

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 Sky Harbor Intl, Saint Paul Intl or Denver Intl.

Of the possible routes between San Francisco and Chicago best prices tend to be found on SFO - ORD.

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Oct 28 - Nov 04
259 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 45min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Sep 17 - Sep 19
259 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 30min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Oct 30 - Nov 06
259 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 40min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Sep 03 - Sep 05
356 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
8h 20min
ATL 1 stop
MDW Midway
MDW Midway
9h 45min
ATL 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Sep 12 - Sep 14
389 USD
SkyPicker
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
MDW Midway
MDW Midway
27h 29min
DEN 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Aug 31 - Sep 05
496 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
5h 45min
MSP 1 stop
MDW Midway
MDW Midway
8h 10min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Oct 28 - Nov 04
259 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 45min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Sep 17 - Sep 19
259 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 30min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Oct 30 - Nov 06
259 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 40min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Just getting there

One-way flights to Chicago from San Francisco
One-way trip
October 07
130 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
September 26
130 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 0min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
September 16
131 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Sep 17 - Sep 23
260 USD
Bookairfare
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Oct 18 - Oct 18
261 USD
Tripsta
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 42min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 15min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Jan 12 - Jan 19
261 USD
Tripsta
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 39min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl

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Chicago weather forecast

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Friday, Friday, August 29, 2014

30°C
20°C

Saturday, Saturday, August 30, 2014

29°C
19°C

Sunday, Sunday, August 31, 2014

30°C
20°C

Monday, Monday, September 01, 2014

30°C
17°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, September 02, 2014

28°C
18°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, September 03, 2014

31°C
21°C

Thursday, Thursday, September 04, 2014

29°C
23°C

Friday, Friday, September 05, 2014

29°C
22°C

Saturday, Saturday, September 06, 2014

29°C
20°C

Sunday, Sunday, September 07, 2014

20°C
13°C

Cost of living comparison between San Francisco and Chicago

Compare cost of living in San Francisco and Chicago

San Francisco

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 11.95 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 74.71 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 4.99 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.68 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 4.47 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 12.98 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 4.2 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.61 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.99 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.48 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.7 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.08 USD

Chicago

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 9.96 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 54.79 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 3.98 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.4 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 1.79 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 8.05 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 3.4 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.31 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.24 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.23 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.24 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.06 USD

Consumer prices are approximately 62% lower in Chicago than San Francisco, whilst transportation is also cheaper by around 9%.

You'll pay around 25% more for a restaurant meal in San Francisco than in Chicago.

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