Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco from $124

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Flight information for Chicago to San Francisco
(CHI to SFO)

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Best Price Found

$124

Fastest flight time

4h 25m

Direct flights

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun

Airports in San Francisco

1 airport
The best one-way flight to San Francisco from Chicago in the past 72 hours is $124. The best round-trip flight deal from Chicago to San Francisco found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $258.
The fastest flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 4h 25m
Direct flights go from Chicago to San Francisco on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Airlines offering direct flights are: Air Canada and American Airlines.
There is 1 airport near San Francisco: San Francisco (SFO)

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

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 Francisco?

August

The cheapest time of year to fly to San Francisco from Chicago is August. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart Chicago for San Francisco?

Wednesday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Wednesday. The most expensive is typically Sunday

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to San Francisco?

in the afternoon

Chicago to San Francisco flights are approximately 8% more expensive in the morning than in the afternoon

What is the cheapest airline that flies to San Francisco from Chicago?

Juneyao Airlines

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Frontier are the most popular carriers operating from Chicago to San Francisco

What is the cheapest Chicago to San Francisco flight route?

Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Francisco

Fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl to San Francisco for the best Chicago - San Francisco flight prices

How far in advance should you book Chicago to San Francisco flights?

31 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Chicago to San Francisco is approximately 31 days to departure

Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD) to San Francisco Airport (SFO)$258
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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to San Francisco Airport (SFO)$356
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Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD) to Oakland Airport (OAK)$180
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Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD) to San Jose Airport (SJC)$347
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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Oakland Airport (OAK)$360
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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to San Jose Airport (SJC)$358
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When traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, the most popular airport to fly into is San Francisco Airport. The majority of travelers flying into San Francisco Airport from Chicago are departing from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport. If you are looking for alternate airports to fly out of when traveling to San Francisco, you can try Chicago Midway Airport or Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport which are located in Chicago and Chicago respectively. You may be looking for an airport near San Francisco Airport to land at when traveling from Chicago and luckily, there are options! You can try San Francisco Airport which is located in San Francisco, Oakland Airport which is located in Oakland, or San Jose Airport which is located in San Jose. The least expensive flight option from Chicago to San Francisco will typically be ORD — OAK during the month of May with an average price of $180 RT.


Easily compare round-trip flights from Chicago to San Francisco

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 Francisco by changing tabs
Sun Country Air
Sep 8
ORD5:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 52m
1 stop
SFO2:52 pmSan Francisco
Sep 10
SFO7:30 amSan Francisco
28h 36m
1 stop
ORD12:06 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jun 7
ORD5:38 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 01m
1 stop
SFO5:39 amSan Francisco
Jun 13
SFO6:11 pmSan Francisco
23h 47m
1 stop
ORD5:58 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Jun 11
MDW10:55 amChicago Midway
11h 14m
1 stop
SFO10:09 pmSan Francisco
Jun 13
SFO4:18 pmSan Francisco
19h 36m
1 stop
MDW11:54 amChicago Midway
Delta
Sep 13
MDW10:10 amChicago Midway
8h 07m
1 stop
SFO6:17 pmSan Francisco
Sep 17
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
8h 15m
1 stop
MDW10:15 amChicago Midway
Sun Country Air
Sep 16
ORD3:30 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
16h 57m
1 stop
SFO8:27 amSan Francisco
Sep 21
SFO11:10 amSan Francisco
26h 56m
1 stop
ORD2:06 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Sun Country Air
Oct 6
ORD4:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 53m
1 stop
SFO2:48 pmSan Francisco
Oct 12
SFO9:10 amSan Francisco
28h 56m
1 stop
ORD2:06 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

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

If you're looking for one-way flights from Chicago to San Francisco, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines and Sun Country Air
Multiple Airlines
Jun 7
ORD5:38 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 01m
1 stop
SFO5:39 amSan Francisco
Sun Country Air
Sep 8
ORD5:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 52m
1 stop
SFO2:52 pmSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Sep 3
ORD12:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 40m
SFO5:20 pmSan Francisco

Search last-minute flights to San Francisco from Chicago

Find and compare round-trip flight prices for your last-minute flight from Chicago to San Francisco
Frontier
May 28
MDW4:14 amChicago Midway
8h 00m
1 stop
SFO12:14 pmSan Francisco
May 28
SFO8:59 pmSan Francisco
14h 55m
1 stop
MDW11:54 amChicago Midway
Multiple Airlines
May 24
ORD3:19 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
14h 20m
1 stop
SFO5:39 amSan Francisco
Jun 21
SFO6:48 pmSan Francisco
19h 50m
1 stop
ORD2:38 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
May 28
ORD4:35 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 31m
SFO9:06 pmSan Francisco
May 29
SFO12:55 pmSan Francisco
4h 11m
ORD5:06 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
May 26
MDW4:00 amChicago Midway
25h 39m
2 stops
SFO5:39 amSan Francisco
May 28
SFO3:21 pmSan Francisco
20h 33m
1 stop
MDW11:54 amChicago Midway
Multiple Airlines
May 28
ORD3:36 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
14h 03m
1 stop
SFO5:39 amSan Francisco
Jun 7
SFO4:27 amSan Francisco
10h 11m
1 stop
ORD2:38 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
May 28
MDW2:44 pmChicago Midway
24h 28m
1 stop
SFO3:12 pmSan Francisco
Jun 1
SFO4:41 pmSan Francisco
7h 18m
1 stop
MDW11:59 pmChicago Midway

Best airlines flying from Chicago to San Francisco

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Chicago to San Francisco with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Juneyao AirlinesPriceFrom $10Free CancellationRating
0.0
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Spirit AirlinesPriceFrom $81Free CancellationRating
6.2
6.4

Boarding

5.8

Comfort

6.9

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.1

Food

Reviews

Horrible! I want a refund!!!!

1 / 10
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Alaska AirlinesPriceFrom $98Free CancellationRating
8.0
8.3

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.5

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

Space

1 / 10
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American AirlinesPriceFrom $98Free CancellationRating
7.4
7.8

Boarding

7.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.6

Food

Reviews

Ease of boarding! Great service!

1 / 10
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FrontierPriceFrom $107Free CancellationRating
6.1
6.4

Boarding

5.8

Comfort

7.0

Crew

4.7

Entertainment

5.0

Food

Reviews

Since flight was late, we missed that flight and had to spend night in terminal :-(

1 / 10
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DeltaPriceFrom $149Free CancellationRating
7.8
7.9

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.7

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

This is another disease as if you have the Internet, you are ordinary deceivers!

1 / 10
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United AirlinesPriceFrom $169Free CancellationRating
7.4
7.7

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.6

Food

Reviews

No complaints

1 / 10
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  • Alaska Airlines Flights From Chicago to San Francisco

    Alaska Airlines operates around 1 flight from Chicago to San Francisco every week. The average price of these flights found in the last 72 hours has been $254, but momondo users have found Alaska Airlines deals from Chicago to San Francisco from as low as $98 round-trip. Alaska Airlines has been scored 8.0/10 in 383 reviews.

  • American Airlines Flights From Chicago to San Francisco

    $98 is the best American Airlines flight deal from Chicago to San Francisco found on momondo over the last 72 hours. The average American Airlines ticket price found was closer to $362, however, with flight time and availability significantly affecting the price. American Airlines (7.4/10 from 469 user reviews) flies into San Francisco from Chicago 14 times in an average week so prices can vary.


Frontier flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Our best Frontier deals on Chicago to San Francisco flight tickets
Frontier
Jun 11
MDW10:55 amChicago Midway
11h 14m
1 stop
SFO10:09 pmSan Francisco
Jun 13
SFO4:18 pmSan Francisco
19h 36m
1 stop
MDW11:54 amChicago Midway
Frontier
Jun 6
MDW4:14 amChicago Midway
17h 59m
1 stop
SFO10:13 pmSan Francisco
Jun 13
SFO4:18 pmSan Francisco
19h 36m
1 stop
MDW11:54 amChicago Midway
Frontier
Jul 11
MDW3:44 pmChicago Midway
14h 06m
1 stop
SFO5:50 amSan Francisco
Jul 13
SFO1:59 pmSan Francisco
10h 03m
1 stop
MDW12:02 amChicago Midway

Delta flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Our best Delta deals on Chicago to San Francisco flight tickets
Delta
Sep 13
MDW10:10 amChicago Midway
8h 07m
1 stop
SFO6:17 pmSan Francisco
Sep 17
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
8h 15m
1 stop
MDW10:15 amChicago Midway
Delta
Oct 21
MDW9:00 amChicago Midway
8h 13m
1 stop
SFO5:13 pmSan Francisco
Oct 24
SFO5:30 pmSan Francisco
9h 39m
1 stop
MDW3:09 amChicago Midway

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

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

  • How far is Chicago to San Francisco by plane?

    San Francisco is 1852.8 mi away from Chicago. Typically, this will take 4h 40m by plane in normal conditions.



Alternative routes for Chicago to San Francisco

Compare alternative flights to and from nearby airports and cities to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Chicago to Los Angeles Flights
Fastest flight time4h 18m
Cheapest price$206
Chicago to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time4h 04m
Cheapest price$205
Chicago to Santa Ana Flights
Fastest flight time4h 08m
Cheapest price$252
Chicago to Oakland, California Flights
Fastest flight time4h 35m
Cheapest price$180
Chicago to Burbank Flights
Fastest flight time6h 24m
Cheapest price$294
Chicago to San Jose Flights
Fastest flight time4h 33m
Cheapest price$331
Chicago to Sacramento Flights
Fastest flight time4h 23m
Cheapest price$247
St. Louis to Los Angeles Flights
Fastest flight time3h 45m
Cheapest price$250
Chicago to Reno Flights
Fastest flight time4h 16m
Cheapest price$272
Chicago to Palm Springs Flights
Fastest flight time4h 15m
Cheapest price$275
Chicago to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time6h 10m
Cheapest price$296
St. Louis to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time5h 53m
Cheapest price$246

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