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 1,798,736 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 $332
Most expensive 0 days
Average price $864

Seasonality

Cheapest Week 3
Average price $368
Most expensive Week 48
Average price $712

Airline

Cheapest Delta Air Lines
Average price $375
Most expensive Major US Carrier
Average price $539

Day of week

Cheapest Monday
Average price $462
Most expensive Friday
Average price $521

Time of day

Cheapest Afternoon
Average price $492
Most expensive Noon
Average price $503

Airport

Cheapest SFO-ORD
Average price $499
Most expensive SFO-MDW
Average price $510

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 July and December.

According to our data Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines and Airtran Airways are the cheapest airlines to fly this route.

We've got 22 booking sites supporting this and nearby routes.

Momondo users most often book with Faregeek, BravoFly or Smartfares for San Francisco to Chicago flights.

O'Hare Intl is the cheapest destination airport when flying from San Francisco to Chicago.

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.

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 2/23/2015 and 3/27/2015.

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

Travel tips

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 2% 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

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Mar 13 - Mar 16
260 USD
airtickets.com
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 3min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 45min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
May 29 - May 31
265 USD
Faregeek
SFO San Francisco Intl
3h 59min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 32min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
May 14 - May 17
267 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 15min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Dec 23 - Jan 05
508 USD
SkyPicker
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
MDW Midway
MDW Midway
18h 5min
DAL 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Dec 24 - Dec 29
773 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 15min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
6h 55min
PHX 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Dec 26 - Dec 30
1,068 USD
FlyFar
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 15min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
9h 35min
LAX 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Aug 03 - Aug 10
234 USD
Tripsta
SFO San Francisco Intl
6h 55min
DTW 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
8h 37min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Feb 20 - Feb 23
239 USD
Tripsta
SFO San Francisco Intl
5h 55min
MSP 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
8h 47min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl

Just getting there

One-way flights to Chicago from San Francisco
One-way trip
March 25
120 USD
Tripsta
SFO San Francisco Intl
7h 38min
CVG 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
January 15
123 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
5h 45min
MSP 1 stop
MDW Midway
One-way trip
January 14
129 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Feb 02 - Feb 06
234 USD
Tripsta
ORD O'Hare Intl
6h 42min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
6h 0min
MSP 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Feb 21 - Feb 28
237 USD
Tripsta
MDW Midway
9h 9min
MSP 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
8h 21min
MSP 1 stop
MDW Midway

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Cost of living comparison between San Francisco and Chicago

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San Francisco

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 13.57 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 80.39 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 5.02 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.76 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 4.57 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 14.36 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 4.2 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.8 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.26 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.51 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.72 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.07 USD

Chicago

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 9.96 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 54.77 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 3.99 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.35 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 2.23 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 9.11 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 3.6 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.62 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.24 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.24 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.23 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.02 USD

Consumer prices are approximately 47% lower in Chicago than San Francisco, whilst transportation is also cheaper by around 13%.

You'll pay around 35% more for a restaurant meal in San Francisco than in Chicago.

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