Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

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Below you can see the best fares for your 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
Quickest
Cheapest
Frontier
Frontier
ORD
12:30 am
Chicago O'Hare International airport
6h 55m
1 Stop
5:25 am
SFO
San Francisco airport
Frontier
SFO
5:50 am
San Francisco airport
9h 29m
1 Stop
5:19 pm
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International airport
210 USD
Frontier
Frontier
ORD
12:30 am
Chicago O'Hare International airport
6h 55m
1 Stop
5:25 am
SFO
San Francisco airport
Frontier
SFO
5:50 am
San Francisco airport
9h 29m
1 Stop
5:19 pm
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International airport
210 USD
Multiple Airlines
Multiple Airlines
ORD
4:41 am
Chicago O'Hare International airport
15h 16m
1 Stop
5:57 pm
SFO
San Francisco airport
Multiple Airlines
SFO
4:55 pm
San Francisco airport
7h 08m
1 Stop
2:03 am
+1
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International airport
213 USD
United Airlines
United Airlines
ORD
7:10 am
Chicago O'Hare International airport
4h 38m
9:48 am
SFO
San Francisco airport
United Airlines
SFO
8:19 am
San Francisco airport
4h 17m
2:36 pm
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International airport
217 USD
United Airlines
United Airlines
ORD
7:10 am
Chicago O'Hare International airport
4h 38m
9:48 am
SFO
San Francisco airport
United Airlines
SFO
8:19 am
San Francisco airport
4h 17m
2:36 pm
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International airport
217 USD
United Airlines
United Airlines
ORD
1:51 pm
Chicago O'Hare International airport
4h 49m
4:40 pm
SFO
San Francisco airport
United Airlines
SFO
9:55 am
San Francisco airport
4h 07m
4:02 pm
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International airport
217 USD

How to get the cheapest flight 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 for your trip
CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY
September
The cheapest time of year to fly to San Francisco from Chicago is September. Most expensive is March
CHEAPEST DAY TO FLY
Tuesday
The cheapest day of the week is typically Tuesday. The most expensive is typically Monday
CHEAPEST TIME TO FLY
in the Evening
Chicago to San Francisco flights are approximately 20% more expensive at Noon than in the Evening
CHEAPEST AIRLINE
Frontier
Frontier, Spirit Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are the most popular carriers operating from Chicago to San Francisco
CHEAPEST ROUTE
Chicago O'Hare International - San Francisco
Fly from Chicago O'Hare International to San Francisco for the best Chicago - San Francisco flight prices
CHEAPEST TIME TO BOOK
33 days before
The cheapest time to buy a flight from Chicago to San Francisco is approximately 33 days to departure
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Flight information for Chicago to San Francisco

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Chicago to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
4h 33m
The fastest flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 4h 33m.
Direct flights
Every day
Direct flights go from Chicago to San Francisco every day.
Airports in San Francisco
1 airport
There is 1 airport near San Francisco: San Francisco (SFO)

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


Cost comparison between Chicago and San Francisco

Compare the costs of everyday items in Chicago and San Francisco
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
15 USD
Chicago
16 USD
San Francisco
Fast food
McDonald's meal
6.94 USD
Chicago
7.91 USD
San Francisco
Soft drink
0.33 liter
1.77 USD
Chicago
2.15 USD
San Francisco
Coffee
Cappuccino
4.12 USD
Chicago
4.45 USD
San Francisco
Public transport
One-way ticket
2.48 USD
Chicago
2.72 USD
San Francisco

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Flights to San Francisco from:

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  • United States
  • North America
*Flight prices to San Francisco are based on prices for economy tickets found by momondo users during searches within the last 72 hours. These prices may no longer be available.