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
283 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 7/6/2017 and returning on 8/4/2017
Low 152 USD
283 USD
High 510 USD
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Best time to book
Cheapest time to buy a ticket for San Francisco — Chicago is approximately 56 days to departure.
Normally the best deals on San Francisco to Chicago flights are available 2 to 4 months prior to departure.
Days before departure
Best month
Cheapest time of year to fly to Chicago from San Francisco is January and October. Most expensive are November and December.
San Francisco to Chicago flights are currently cheapest between July and August.
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
+24%
Delta Air Lines
+30%
American Airlines
+33%
US Airways
+40%
United Airlines
+42%
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 46 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: 549 PER WEEK
Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Intl - Nth Kentucky - O'Hare Intl, San Jose Mnpl - Salt Lake City Intl - O'Hare Intl and San Francisco Intl - Denver Intl - O'Hare Intl.
You can fly from San Francisco Intl to Chicago indirect via Nth Kentucky, San Jose Mnpl or Salt Lake City Intl.
Direct flights available on
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Apr 26 - Apr 28
306 USD
FlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 23min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Apr 26 - Apr 27
338 USD
GoToGateUS
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Apr 27 - Apr 30
352 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 16min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Apr 27 - May 2
320 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 16min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Apr 27 - May 1
321 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
11h 17min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
15h 54min
1 stop
SFO SFO
Return trip
Apr 27 - Apr 30
352 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 16min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
May 9 - May 16
157 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 16min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 9 - May 17
173 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
12h 31min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
9h 25min
1 stop
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 9 - May 22
194 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
8h 17min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
11h 44min
1 stop
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Apr 26 - Apr 30
304 USD
FlyFarUS
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 23min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Apr 25 - Apr 28
316 USD
KiwiUS
CHI CHI
11h 55min
1 stop
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
7h 29min
1 stop
CHI CHI
Return trip
Apr 26 - Apr 28
330 USD
FlyFarUS
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
9h 10min
1 stop
CHI CHI

Weather forecast for Chicago

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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
4.27 USD
7%
Chicago
3.97 USD
Cappuccino is 6.9% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
15 USD
%
Chicago
15 USD
Meal is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
4.12 USD
28%
Chicago
2.95 USD
Milk is 28% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.25 USD
-11%
Chicago
2.5 USD
Bus is 11% more expensive in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
13.5 USD
11%
Chicago
12 USD
movie theater is 11% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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