Cheap flights from Chicago to San Diego

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Flight information for Chicago to San Diego
(CHI to SAN)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Chicago to San Diego
Best Price Found $62 The best flight deal from Chicago to San Diego found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $62
Fastest flight time 3h 50m The fastest flight from Chicago to San Diego takes 3h 50m.
Direct flights None There are no direct flights from Chicago to San Diego. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Diego and Chicago Midway - San Diego.
Airports in San Diego 2 airports There are 2 airports near San Diego: San Diego (SAN), San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Chicago to San Diego

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip
What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to San Diego?
August
The cheapest time of year to fly to San Diego from Chicago is August. Most expensive is December
What is the cheapest day to depart Chicago for San Diego?
Tuesday
The cheapest day of the week is typically Tuesday. The most expensive is typically Sunday
When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to San Diego?
at noon
Chicago to San Diego flights are approximately 19% more expensive in the afternoon than at noon
What is the cheapest airline that flies to San Diego from Chicago?
Frontier
Frontier, Spirit Airlines, and Delta are the most popular carriers operating from Chicago to San Diego
What is the cheapest Chicago to San Diego flight route?
Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Diego
Fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl to San Diego for the best Chicago - San Diego flight prices
How far in advance should you book Chicago to San Diego flights?
16 days before
The cheapest time to buy a flight from Chicago to San Diego is approximately 16 days to departure
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Easily compare round-trip flights from Chicago to San Diego

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Chicago to San Diego by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
Mar 10
3h 50m
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3h 50m
8:40 am
San Diego
Mar 16
12:15 pm
San Diego
4h 04m
4:19 pm
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Jan 26
4h 35m
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4h 35m
4:10 pm
San Diego
Feb 3
4:30 am
San Diego
4h 08m
8:38 am
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jan 27
6h 08m
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6h 08m
1 stop
5:08 pm
San Diego
Feb 1
7:03 am
San Diego
4h 12m
11:15 am
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to San Diego

If you're looking for one-way flights from Chicago to San Diego, view some of our deals below provided by Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and Frontier
Spirit Airlines
Mar 25
3h 50m
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3h 50m
9:40 am
San Diego
United Airlines
Jan 28
4h 21m
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4h 21m
8:11 am
San Diego
American Airlines
Jan 26
4h 35m
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4h 35m
4:10 pm
San Diego

Best airlines flying from Chicago to San Diego

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Chicago to San Diego with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Frontier
PriceFrom $74
Free Cancellation
Rating
5.7
6.4

Boarding

5.4

Comfort

6.8

Crew

4.6

Entertainment

4.7

Food

Reviews

Pros: It was all pretty bad.

Cons: The baggage policy wasn’t enforced at all, so I realized I could have saved $40 and had my backpack under my seat as my personal item since most others did. They charge for seltzer water. No internet options. Male flight attendant made inappropriate jokes and the rest of the staff was rude and blunt. Will not fly this airline again.

1 / 10
Spirit Airlines
PriceFrom $92
Free Cancellation
Rating
5.6
6.1

Boarding

5.4

Comfort

6.5

Crew

4.6

Entertainment

4.7

Food

Reviews

Pros: The gate attendant was super helpful and changed my seat to one closer to the front because I needed off the plain quickly for business. Te flight crew were personal and engaging, and made the trip lighter and fun (even). Well done crew!

Cons: The great price and then a la carte everything else is frustrating, but if you fly Spirit, you know what you're getting. The baggage fee for a carry on was too high in my opinion.

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $101
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.5

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

6.8

Entertainment

6.7

Food

Reviews

Pros: I like when they dim the lights so I could sleep

Cons: Flight attendant was rude, I was too tired to deal with her attitude

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $114
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.4

Boarding

6.9

Comfort

7.7

Crew

6.5

Entertainment

6.4

Food

Reviews

Pros: Crew was ok. Nice but not personable.

Cons: Food was awful!

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $122
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.1

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

8.5

Crew

7.8

Entertainment

7.5

Food

Reviews

Pros: No middle seats. Crew was nice. More space for people.

Cons: The ceiling next to the spot lights or calling for help was dirty. I was expecting everything to be wiped. I turned my air fan on, and my there were some brown spots on my hands. And I looked up, it was dirty up there.

1 / 10
Alaska Airlines
PriceFrom $134
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.5

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.8

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

7.9

Food

Reviews

Pros: the tablets that could be purchased were a nice touch.

Cons: AC WAS NOT BLOWJNG COLD AIR!!!! Miserable!

1 / 10
Southwest
PriceFrom $204
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.4
8.7

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

9.0

Crew

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: Super nice crew specially for a early morning flight.

1 / 10

Which airlines flying from Chicago to San Diego have COVID-19 safety policies in place?

Many airlines have put safety measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Two of the airlines doing this are Alaska Airlines and Delta. Usage of HEPA filters, scheduled sanitation, enhanced cleaning of aircrafts, pre-flight testing, and mask policies are some of the implemented practices made by airlines to help keep you safe as you depart from Chicago to San Diego. Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Are airlines flying from Chicago to San Diego offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

Some of our partner airlines flying from Chicago to San Diego are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines. You can search for the full list of airlines like Spirit Airlines that are offering this flexibility.


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