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 1,546,393 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 $342
Most expensive 0 days
Average price $859

Seasonality

Cheapest Week 3
Average price $368
Most expensive Week 48
Average price $716

Airline

Cheapest Delta Air Lines
Average price $394
Most expensive Southwest Airlines
Average price $555

Day of week

Cheapest Monday
Average price $466
Most expensive Friday
Average price $533

Time of day

Cheapest Afternoon
Average price $502
Most expensive Noon
Average price $516

Airport

Cheapest SFO-ORD
Average price $510
Most expensive SFO-MDW
Average price $522

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 12/30/2014 and 1/30/2015.

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

Travel tips

We've got 19 booking sites supporting this and nearby routes.

Momondo users most often book with Tripsta, OneTravel or Faregeek 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
Dec 10 - Dec 12
255 USD
Faregeek
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 1min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 39min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Dec 08 - Dec 12
255 USD
Faregeek
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 1min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 39min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Dec 05 - Dec 08
256 USD
Tripsta
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 12min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 53min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Oct 29 - Nov 03
264 USD
Tripsta
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 14min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 48min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Dec 10 - Dec 12
255 USD
Faregeek
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 1min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 39min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Dec 08 - Dec 12
255 USD
Faregeek
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 1min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 39min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Dec 05 - Dec 08
256 USD
Tripsta
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 12min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 53min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Just getting there

One-way flights to Chicago from San Francisco
One-way trip
December 10
128 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 15min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
February 02
128 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
December 08
128 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 15min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Jan 06 - Jan 13
257 USD
Bookairfare
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 37min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 14min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Dec 19 - Jan 17
258 USD
Tripsta
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 44min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Dec 16 - Dec 26
259 USD
Tripsta
MDW Midway
7h 15min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
6h 2min
MSP 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl

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Chicago weather forecast

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Monday, Monday, October 20, 2014

14°C
9°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, October 21, 2014

13°C
7°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, October 22, 2014

11°C
6°C

Thursday, Thursday, October 23, 2014

14°C
7°C

Friday, Friday, October 24, 2014

18°C
9°C

Saturday, Saturday, October 25, 2014

17°C
11°C

Sunday, Sunday, October 26, 2014

17°C
11°C

Monday, Monday, October 27, 2014

16°C
10°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

14°C
7°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, October 29, 2014

8°C
5°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: 12.08 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 77.57 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 5.04 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.72 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 4.58 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 13.19 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 4.31 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.71 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.01 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.52 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.72 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.09 USD

Chicago

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 9.98 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 54.95 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 3.99 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.46 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 2.06 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 8.86 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 3.73 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.43 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): 1.05 USD

Consumer prices are approximately 50% lower in Chicago than San Francisco, whilst transportation is also cheaper by around 10%.

You'll pay around 27% more for a restaurant meal in San Francisco than in Chicago.

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