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
239 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 3/27/2017 and returning on 4/28/2017
Low 141 USD
239 USD
High 499 USD
Choose my own dates
Best time to book
Cheapest time to buy a ticket for San Francisco — Chicago is approximately 54 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.
Currently the cheapest days to fly this route are between March and April.
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.
Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Delta Air Lines are the most popular choices flying from San Francisco to Chicago.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Sun Country Airlines
+5%
Frontier Airlines
+19%
Delta Air Lines
+22%
American Airlines
+29%
Virgin America
+31%
Major US Carrier
+32%
Best time to fly
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 3% 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.
We scan 41 sites offering flights from San Francisco to Chicago to find all the best options.
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: 670 PER WEEK
Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Intl - Saint Paul Intl - Midway, San Francisco Intl - Los Angeles Intl - Midway 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
Jan 19 - Jan 25
107 USD
CheapTickets
SFO SFO
4h 26min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 58min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Jan 19 - Jan 24
133 USD
CheapBestFares
SFO SFO
4h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 35min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Jan 19 - Jan 20
138 USD
GotoGateUSMob
SFO SFO
4h 26min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 58min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Jan 19 - Jan 20
138 USD
GotoGateUSMob
SFO SFO
4h 26min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 58min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Jan 19 - Jan 29
238 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
4h 5min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 50min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Jan 19 - Jan 23
353 USD
EDreamsUS
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
10h 50min
1 stop
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Feb 2 - Feb 7
136 USD
BookairfareUS
SFO SFO
4h 17min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 46min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 2 - Feb 5
142 USD
CheapBestFares
SFO SFO
4h 0min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 53min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Feb 2 - Feb 6
172 USD
KiwiUS
SFO SFO
4h 26min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 50min
Direct
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Jan 19 - Jan 24
138 USD
GotoGateUSMob
CHI CHI
4h 40min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
3h 57min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Jan 19 - Jan 21
265 USD
Orbitz
CHI CHI
4h 58min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 26min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Jan 19 - Jan 23
310 USD
EDreamsUS
CHI CHI
4h 45min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 26min
Direct
CHI CHI

Weather forecast for Chicago

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Wednesday, Wednesday, January 18, 2017

5°C
0°C

Thursday, Thursday, January 19, 2017

6°C
-2°C

Friday, Friday, January 20, 2017

6°C
4°C

Saturday, Saturday, January 21, 2017

12°C
5°C

Sunday, Sunday, January 22, 2017

9°C
4°C

Monday, Monday, January 23, 2017

6°C
-3°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, January 24, 2017

6°C
4°C

Wednesday, Wednesday, January 25, 2017

5°C
-2°C

Thursday, Thursday, January 26, 2017

3°C
-1°C

Friday, Friday, January 27, 2017

3°C
-3°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
4.18 USD
6%
Chicago
3.94 USD
Cappuccino is 5.6% 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
4.37 USD
32%
Chicago
2.97 USD
Milk is 32% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.25 USD
%
Chicago
2.25 USD
Bus is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
13 USD
8%
Chicago
11.99 USD
movie theater is 7.7% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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