Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago

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

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Chicago
Best Price Found$151The best flight deal from San Francisco to Chicago found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $151
Fastest flight time3h 58mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 3h 58m
Direct flightsTu, Th, Fr, Sa and SuDirect flights go from San Francisco to Chicago on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The only airline offering direct flights is American Airlines.
Airports in Chicago3 airportsThere are 3 airports near Chicago: Chicago O'Hare Intl (ORD), Chicago Midway (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford (RFD)

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

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 San Francisco to Chicago?

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

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

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

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

in the evening
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 12% more expensive at noon than in the evening

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

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

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Chicago flight route?

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

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

31 days before
The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Chicago is approximately 31 days to departure
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Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Chicago

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 San Francisco to Chicago by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
Sep 28
SFO12:40 pmSan Francisco
3h 57m
ORD4:37 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 2
ORD3:20 amChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 49m
SFO8:09 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 15
SFO1:40 pmSan Francisco
4h 19m
ORD5:59 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 19
ORD2:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 31m
SFO6:31 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 27
SFO12:40 pmSan Francisco
3h 57m
ORD4:37 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 2
ORD2:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 53m
SFO7:18 pmSan Francisco

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

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Chicago, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines
United Airlines
Sep 28
SFO8:20 pmSan Francisco
4h 08m
ORD12:28 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Alaska Airlines
Oct 21
SFO1:40 pmSan Francisco
4h 19m
ORD5:59 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Alaska Airlines
Oct 14
SFO1:40 pmSan Francisco
4h 19m
ORD5:59 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Chicago

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Chicago with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Spirit Airlines
PriceFrom $103
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.4

Boarding

6.7

Comfort

7.6

Crew

6.3

Entertainment

6.4

Food

Reviews

Pros: Well, it was not very comfortable and we were delayed for an hour. And a crew member was sick.

Cons: Mostly everything.

1 / 10
Frontier
PriceFrom $106
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.6

Boarding

6.8

Comfort

7.8

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Cons: I asked for a bottle of water because i needed to take my meds and I was given the run around and after i payed i Was given the bottle of water followed by we are about to land in half an hour are you sure?? Of course im sure i need to take my meds. I am a veteran and have to take my meds on time.

1 / 10
Alaska Airlines
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.7

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.7

Crew

8.0

Entertainment

7.5

Food

Reviews

Pros: The comfort of the plane was great! Lots of room and very comfortable seating.

Cons: I found some members of staff to be a bit rude. When other passengers asked questions or did something wrong (that was a minor issue), one of the staff members in particular talked down to them and treated them like they were stupid.

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $127
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
8.3

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

Cons: Wouldn't let us on the flight when there was plenty of time to get there. Manager was arrogant and slow - didn't care. Poor policies at that airport.

1 / 10
Sun Country Air
PriceFrom $131
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.0
8.6

Boarding

7.6

Comfort

8.6

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

7.5

Food

Reviews

Pros: Quick boarding. Inexpensive ticket. Direct flight.

Cons: Crew walked thru cabin at least 5 times collecting garbage, but could not hand out sealed snack or sealed water. People sat should-to-shoulder - No buffer space, but asked to leave the plane with 6 foot intervals???? This airline picks and chooses their Covid precautions. Quick and inexpensive flight, if you don’t mind the rest.

1 / 3
American Airlines
PriceFrom $138
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.9

Crew

7.0

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: Delayed flight no reasons seems like American Airlines don’t know what to do in these situations

Cons: I believe this airlines should have figured the answer to this question by now.

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $138
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Cons: Sarasota ticketing agent was not very nice at all 😟 Houston Gate agent was not nice either. We were treated like we were stupid for asking questions. I hope it’s not racism issues. I wished I had taken their names.

1 / 10
Southwest
PriceFrom $299
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.4
8.6

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Crew

7.6

Entertainment

7.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: The plane was new and the seats were nice.

1 / 10

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

Airlines such as Alaska Airlines have taken additional precautions to make sure you’re safer while traveling. Many airlines flying from San Francisco to Chicago are offering enhanced cleaning of their aircraft. Additional policies include pre-flight testing for COVID-19-related symptoms and antibodies. Masks are also required and are provided to travelers. Some airlines are offering socially-distanced seating for a limited time. Policies will vary by airline so keep this in mind as you search for options.

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

Some of our partner airlines flying from San Francisco to Chicago 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.


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