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 1,293,378 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 $354
Most expensive 0 days
Average price $890

Seasonality

Cheapest Week 3
Average price $379
Most expensive Week 48
Average price $744

Airline

Cheapest Delta Air Lines
Average price $419
Most expensive Southwest Airlines
Average price $581

Day of week

Cheapest Monday
Average price $483
Most expensive Friday
Average price $553

Time of day

Cheapest Afternoon
Average price $521
Most expensive Noon
Average price $537

Airport

Cheapest SFO-ORD
Average price $530
Most expensive SFO-MDW
Average price $546

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 November and December.

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

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

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 10/3/2014 and 11/7/2014.

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

Travel tips

We've got 20 booking sites supporting this and nearby routes.

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

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 3% 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

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.

Cost of living comparison between San Francisco and Chicago

Compare cost of living in San Francisco and Chicago

San Francisco

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 11.7 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 68.28 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 4.88 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.61 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 4.37 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 12.71 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 4.1 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.49 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.95 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.42 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.67 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.05 USD

Chicago

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 9.75 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 53.66 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 3.9 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.37 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 1.82 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 7.88 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 3.34 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 2.26 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.19 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.17 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.21 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.05 USD

Consumer prices are approximately 59% lower in Chicago than San Francisco, whilst transportation is also cheaper by around 9%.

You'll pay around 23% more for a restaurant meal in San Francisco than in Chicago.

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Chicago weather forecast

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Friday, Friday, July 25, 2014

27°C
21°C

Saturday, Saturday, July 26, 2014

29°C
20°C

Sunday, Sunday, July 27, 2014

29°C
15°C

Monday, Monday, July 28, 2014

22°C
14°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, July 29, 2014

23°C
15°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, July 30, 2014

28°C
17°C

Thursday, Thursday, July 31, 2014

25°C
18°C

Friday, Friday, August 01, 2014

25°C
16°C

Saturday, Saturday, August 02, 2014

24°C
17°C

Sunday, Sunday, August 03, 2014

25°C
18°C

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Sep 10 - Sep 17
234 USD
Faregeek
SFO San Francisco Intl
3h 59min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Sep 17 - Sep 24
236 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 31min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Sep 19 - Sep 22
244 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 40min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Aug 02 - Aug 04
434 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 19min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Aug 05 - Aug 10
586 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 9min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
DTW Detroit Metro
7h 49min
IAH 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Aug 08 - Aug 10
600 USD
OneTravel
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 5min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
9h 30min
LAX 1 stop
SFO San Francisco Intl

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Sep 10 - Sep 17
234 USD
Faregeek
SFO San Francisco Intl
3h 59min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 35min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Sep 17 - Sep 24
236 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 31min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
Return trip
Sep 19 - Sep 22
244 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 40min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl

Just getting there

One-way flights to Chicago from San Francisco
One-way trip
September 11
116 USD
Bookairfare
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
September 10
117 USD
Virgin America Inc.
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 10min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
One-way trip
September 03
118 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 25 - Sep 29
236 USD
Bookairfare
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 31min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
3h 59min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Sep 24 - Sep 29
236 USD
Bookairfare
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 42min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 4min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
Return trip
Sep 19 - Sep 22
252 USD
Faregeek
ORD O'Hare Intl
4h 36min
Direct
SFO San Francisco Intl
SFO San Francisco Intl
4h 2min
Direct
ORD O'Hare Intl
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