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
251 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 2/14/2017 and returning on 3/17/2017
Low 157 USD
251 USD
High 501 USD
Choose my own dates
Best time to book
Cheapest time to buy a ticket for San Francisco — Chicago is approximately 57 days to departure.
San Francisco to Chicago flights are usually cheapest between 2 and 4 months before 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.
The cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chicago are currently available between February and March.
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.
momondo users most frequently choose to fly from San Francisco to Chicago with either Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines or Delta Air Lines.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Sun Country Airlines
+5%
Frontier Airlines
+15%
Delta Air Lines
+16%
Virgin America
+28%
American Airlines
+29%
Major US Carrier
+30%
Best time to fly
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 2% 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.
momondo compares flights to Chicago from San Francisco from 36 different sites.
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 3 hours 57 minutes.
Direct flights available: 647 PER WEEK
Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Intl - Saint Paul Intl - Midway, San Francisco Intl - Los Angeles Intl - Midway and San Jose Mnpl - Denver Intl - O'Hare Intl - O'Hare Intl.
You can fly from San Francisco Intl to Chicago indirect via Saint Paul Intl, Los Angeles Intl or San Jose Mnpl.
Direct flights available on
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Dec 5 - Dec 6
147 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 58min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Dec 5 - Dec 8
170 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 58min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Dec 5 - Dec 13
180 USD
PaylessFlights
SFO SFO
4h 8min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 43min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Dec 5 - Dec 6
147 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 58min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Dec 5 - Dec 8
170 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 58min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Dec 5 - Dec 19
275 USD
Travel2beSG
SFO SFO
5h 27min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 47min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Dec 19 - Dec 20
214 USD
CFEDreamsUS
SFO SFO
4h 16min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 51min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Dec 19 - Dec 27
463 USD
EDreamsUS
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 58min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Dec 20 - Dec 26
469 USD
CFEDreamsUS
SFO SFO
4h 16min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 58min
Direct
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Dec 5 - Dec 9
153 USD
ExpediaCOM
CHI CHI
4h 55min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 16min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Dec 5 - Dec 11
158 USD
KiwiUS
CHI CHI
19h 13min
1 stop
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
20h 59min
1 stop
CHI CHI
Return trip
Dec 5 - Dec 14
176 USD
Orbitz
CHI CHI
4h 55min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 16min
Direct
CHI CHI

Weather forecast for Chicago

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Sunday, Sunday, December 4, 2016

3°C
1°C

Monday, Monday, December 5, 2016

4°C
2°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, December 6, 2016

5°C
-5°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, December 7, 2016

-1°C
-5°C

Thursday, Thursday, December 8, 2016

-3°C
-8°C

Friday, Friday, December 9, 2016

-6°C
-14°C

Saturday, Saturday, December 10, 2016

-4°C
-5°C

Sunday, Sunday, December 11, 2016

-2°C
-7°C

Monday, Monday, December 12, 2016

-2°C
-8°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

-4°C
-14°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
4.12 USD
5%
Chicago
3.92 USD
Cappuccino is 4.9% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
15.04 USD
%
Chicago
15.04 USD
Meal is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
4.44 USD
31%
Chicago
3.05 USD
Milk is 31% 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
13.03 USD
8%
Chicago
12.03 USD
movie theater is 7.7% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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