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 294 USD
Most expensive 0 days
Average price 766 USD

Seasonality

Cheapest Week 3
Average price 326 USD
Most expensive Week 48
Average price 632 USD

Airline

Cheapest Delta Air Lines
Average price 333 USD
Most expensive Major US Carrier
Average price 477 USD

Day of week

Cheapest Monday
Average price 410 USD
Most expensive Friday
Average price 461 USD

Time of day

Cheapest Afternoon
Average price 436 USD
Most expensive Noon
Average price 446 USD

Airport

Cheapest SFO-ORD
Average price 442 USD
Most expensive SFO-MDW
Average price 452 USD

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 27 booking sites supporting this and nearby routes.

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 Los Angeles 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 10/7/2015 and 11/13/2015.

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
Aug 26 - Sep 01
198 USD
Expedia
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Sep 16 - Sep 23
211 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 15min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 49min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Sep 15 - Oct 14
211 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 45min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Aug 13 - Aug 17
258 USD
OneTravel
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Aug 12 - Aug 16
297 USD
eDreams
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 14min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
7h 3min
CVG 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Aug 14 - Aug 16
314 USD
ebookers
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 4min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
7h 3min
CVG 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Sep 23 - Sep 30
197 USD
Tripsta
SFO San Francisco Intl
9h 22min
LAX 1 stop
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
6h 56min
LAX 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Aug 26 - Sep 01
198 USD
Expedia
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Sep 16 - Sep 23
211 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 15min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 49min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Just getting there

One-way flights to Chicago from San Francisco
One-way trip
August 22
99 USD
OneTravel
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
October 14
103 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 17min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
October 21
108 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
Sep 03 - Sep 07
191 USD
Bookairfare
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 8min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl

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Chicago weather forecast

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Thursday, Thursday, July 30, 2015

32°C
20°C

Friday, Friday, July 31, 2015

34°C
20°C

Saturday, Saturday, August 01, 2015

29°C
20°C

Sunday, Sunday, August 02, 2015

29°C
23°C

Monday, Monday, August 03, 2015

31°C
20°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, August 04, 2015

26°C
20°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, August 05, 2015

27°C
20°C

Thursday, Thursday, August 06, 2015

25°C
18°C

Friday, Friday, August 07, 2015

27°C
21°C

Saturday, Saturday, August 08, 2015

23°C
20°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: 15.1 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 80.54 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 6.04 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 2.04 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 4.78 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 15.26 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 4.95 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.01 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.26 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.52 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.72 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): .98 USD

Chicago

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 12 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 60.01 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 4 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.66 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 2.62 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 10.53 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 3.59 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 1.44 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.5 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.25 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.13 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): .86 USD

Consumer prices are approximately 51% lower in Chicago than San Francisco, whilst transportation is also cheaper by around 17%.

You'll pay around 34% more for a restaurant meal in San Francisco than in Chicago.

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