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
297 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 8/3/2017 and returning on 9/1/2017
Low 158 USD
297 USD
High 527 USD
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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 October. Most expensive are November and December.
Currently the cheapest days to fly this route are between August and September.
Impact on price
Cheapest airline
According to our data, Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines are the cheapest airlines to fly this route.
Popular airlines for this route are Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Sun Country Airlines
+5%
Frontier Airlines
+25%
Spirit Airlines
+29%
Delta Air Lines
+32%
US Airways
+40%
American Airlines
+41%
Best time to fly
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 2% more expensive in the morning than in the afternoon.
It's generally cheaper to take afternoon flights from San Francisco to Chicago.
Impact on price
Cheapest day
Cheapest day of week is typically Tuesday and the most expensive is typically Friday.
Friday is normally the most expensive day to fly, whilst Tuesday tends to be the cheapest.
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.
Of the possible routes between San Francisco and Chicago best prices tend to be found on San Francisco Intl - O'Hare Intl.
We've got 45 booking sites supporting this and nearby routes.
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 59 minutes.
Direct flights available: 652 PER WEEK
Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Jose Mnpl - Salt Lake City Intl - O'Hare Intl, San Francisco Intl - Saint Paul Intl - O'Hare Intl and San Francisco Intl - Denver Intl - O'Hare Intl.
You can fly from San Francisco Intl to Chicago indirect via San Jose Mnpl, Salt Lake City Intl or Saint Paul Intl.
Direct flights available on
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
May 23 - Jun 2
281 USD
FlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 7min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 30min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 24 - May 28
283 USD
OmegaTravelUS
SFO SFO
4h 21min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 23 - May 24
496 USD
CrystalTravelUS
SFO SFO
4h 15min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 40min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
May 23 - Jun 2
281 USD
FlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 7min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 30min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 23 - May 28
328 USD
CFOneTravel
SFO SFO
13h 50min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 23 - May 30
363 USD
CFFlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 7min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
18h 43min
1 stop
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Jun 6 - Jun 10
180 USD
OmegaTravelUS
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
6h 10min
1 stop
SFO SFO
Return trip
Jun 6 - Jun 20
214 USD
OmegaTravelUS
SFO SFO
4h 8min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 29min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Jun 6 - Jun 13
214 USD
OmegaTravelUS
SFO SFO
4h 8min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 34min
Direct
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
May 23 - May 31
252 USD
OneTravel
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 15min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
May 23 - May 28
252 USD
OneTravel
CHI CHI
4h 36min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 15min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
May 23 - May 27
307 USD
KiwiUS
CHI CHI
11h 44min
1 stop
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 7min
Direct
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
4.43 USD
9%
Chicago
4.01 USD
Cappuccino is 9.4% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
15.3 USD
%
Chicago
15.3 USD
Meal is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
4.17 USD
27%
Chicago
3.03 USD
Milk is 27% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.54 USD
%
Chicago
2.54 USD
Bus is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
14.28 USD
14%
Chicago
12.24 USD
movie theater is 14% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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