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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)

Looking for the best tickets for San Francisco to Chicago?

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Expect to pay
222 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 7/12/2016 and returning on 8/12/2016
Low 126 USD
254 USD
High 542 USD
Choose my own dates
Best time to book
Cheapest time to buy a ticket for San Francisco — Chicago is approximately 55 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 February. 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, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines 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, Delta Air Lines or American Airlines.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Sun Country Airlines
+1%
Delta Air Lines
+3%
American Airlines
+29%
Virgin America
+31%
Frontier Airlines
+33%
United Airlines
+33%
Best time to fly
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 3% more expensive in the noon than in the afternoon.
Noon 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 1% on average.
San Francisco Intl - O'Hare Intl tends to be 1% cheaper than San Francisco Intl - Midway.
momondo compares flights to Chicago from San Francisco from 36 different sites.
Impact on price
San Francisco Intl-O'Hare Intl
+0%
San Francisco Intl-Midway
+2%
Direct flights
There are direct flights from San Francisco Intl to Chicago all week with a flight time of 3 hours 56 minutes.
Direct flights available: 664 PER WEEK
Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Intl - Saint Paul Intl - Midway, San Francisco Intl - Los Angeles Intl - O'Hare Intl and San Jose Mnpl - Denver Intl - O'Hare Intl - O'Hare Intl.
You can fly from San Francisco Intl to Chicago indirect via Saint Paul Intl, Los Angeles Intl or San Jose Mnpl.
Direct flights available on
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
May 3 - May 10
149 USD
FlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 2 - May 7
187 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 3 - May 8
258 USD
FlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
May 5 - May 8
167 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 5 - May 10
170 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 3 - May 8
258 USD
FlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
May 16 - May 18
188 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 16 - May 21
189 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
May 17 - May 21
189 USD
OneTravel
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
May 2 - May 4
164 USD
OneTravel
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
May 3 - May 7
166 USD
OneTravel
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
May 2 - May 9
187 USD
OneTravel
CHI CHI
4h 37min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 14min
Direct
CHI CHI

Weather forecast for Chicago

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Monday, Monday, May 2, 2016

10°C
4°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 3, 2016

20°C
11°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 4, 2016

10°C
-2°C

Thursday, Thursday, May 5, 2016

10°C
2°C

Friday, Friday, May 6, 2016

21°C
13°C

Saturday, Saturday, May 7, 2016

25°C
12°C

Sunday, Sunday, May 8, 2016

14°C
10°C

Monday, Monday, May 9, 2016

18°C
9°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 10, 2016

20°C
13°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 11, 2016

18°C
13°C

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
3.99 USD
-1%
Chicago
4.01 USD
Cappuccino is 0.57% more expensive in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
15.2 USD
%
Chicago
15.2 USD
Meal is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
4.81 USD
31%
Chicago
3.32 USD
Milk is 31% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.28 USD
%
Chicago
2.28 USD
Bus is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
12.92 USD
6%
Chicago
12.16 USD
movie theater is 5.9% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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