Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago from $107

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

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Best Price Found

$107

Fastest flight time

4h 05m

Direct flights

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun

Airports in Chicago

3 airports
The best one-way flight to Chicago from San Francisco in the past 72 hours is $107. The best round-trip flight deal from San Francisco to Chicago found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $256.
The fastest flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 4h 05m
Direct flights go from San Francisco to Chicago on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The only airline offering direct flights is American Airlines.
There 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?

Wednesday

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

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

in the afternoon

San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 14% more expensive at noon than in the afternoon

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

Juneyao Airlines

American Airlines, Frontier, and Juneyao 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

San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD)$256
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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)$256
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Oakland Airport (OAK) to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD)$155
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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD)$340
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Oakland Airport (OAK) to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)$345
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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)$358
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When traveling from San Francisco to Chicago, the most popular airport to fly into is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport. The majority of travelers flying into Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport from San Francisco are departing from San Francisco Airport. If you are looking for alternate airports to fly out of when traveling to Chicago, you can try flying out of San Francisco Airport (in San Francisco), Oakland Airport (in Oakland), or San Jose Airport (in San Jose). When traveling from San Francisco, it is helpful to have an alternative airport to fly into when you land in Chicago. Good options for arrival airports in Chicago, you can try Chicago Midway Airport (in Chicago), Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (in Chicago), or Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (in Chicago). The cheapest route from San Francisco to Chicago is OAK — ORD with an average price of $155 RT during the month of May.


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
Delta
Oct 12
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
6h 19m
1 stop
ORD8:19 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 15
ORD1:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
8h 00m
1 stop
SFO9:55 pmSan Francisco
Sun Country Air
Sep 7
SFO11:10 amSan Francisco
26h 56m
1 stop
ORD2:06 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Sep 29
ORD4:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 57m
1 stop
SFO2:52 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 22
SFO7:05 amSan Francisco
7h 01m
1 stop
ORD2:06 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Sep 27
ORD1:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
8h 00m
1 stop
SFO9:55 pmSan Francisco
Frontier
Jun 29
SFO4:18 pmSan Francisco
19h 36m
1 stop
MDW11:54 amChicago Midway
Jul 5
MDW2:39 pmChicago Midway
15h 13m
1 stop
SFO5:52 amSan Francisco
Delta
Oct 5
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
8h 15m
1 stop
MDW10:15 amChicago Midway
Oct 8
MDW1:15 pmChicago Midway
8h 40m
1 stop
SFO9:55 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 22
SFO7:05 amSan Francisco
7h 01m
1 stop
ORD2:06 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Sep 27
ORD2:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
9h 39m
1 stop
SFO11:39 amSan 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 Delta, Sun Country Air and United Airlines
Multiple Airlines
Aug 24
SFO5:39 amSan Francisco
24h 39m
1 stop
RFD6:18 amChicago Greater Rockford
Delta
Oct 5
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
8h 15m
1 stop
MDW10:15 amChicago Midway
Sun Country Air
Sep 8
SFO1:50 pmSan Francisco
22h 46m
1 stop
ORD12:36 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Search last-minute flights to Chicago from San Francisco

Find and compare round-trip flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to Chicago
Frontier
Jun 1
SFO4:41 pmSan Francisco
7h 18m
1 stop
MDW11:59 pmChicago Midway
Jun 3
MDW2:00 pmChicago Midway
6h 55m
1 stop
SFO8:55 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Jun 4
SFO3:00 pmSan Francisco
4h 09m
ORD7:09 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Jul 6
ORD5:38 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 14m
1 stop
SFO5:52 amSan Francisco
United Airlines
Jun 1
SFO7:59 pmSan Francisco
7h 11m
1 stop
ORD3:10 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 2
ORD8:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 33m
SFO1:18 pmSan Francisco
Frontier
May 30
SFO8:59 pmSan Francisco
14h 50m
1 stop
MDW11:49 amChicago Midway
Jun 3
MDW2:00 pmChicago Midway
6h 55m
1 stop
SFO8:55 pmSan Francisco
Frontier
May 30
SFO8:59 pmSan Francisco
14h 50m
1 stop
MDW11:49 amChicago Midway
Jun 3
MDW2:00 pmChicago Midway
6h 55m
1 stop
SFO8:55 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
May 31
SFO4:27 amSan Francisco
18h 16m
1 stop
ORD10:43 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 28
ORD5:38 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 32m
1 stop
SFO6:10 amSan Francisco

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
Juneyao AirlinesPriceFrom $14Free CancellationRating
0.0
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FrontierPriceFrom $86Free CancellationRating
6.1
6.4

Boarding

5.8

Comfort

6.9

Crew

4.7

Entertainment

5.0

Food

Reviews

Low price. You get what you pay for. Flight was on time. Staff friendly. Nothing besides the flight is free - not even a snack or drink offered. Not very comfortable seats - basically a lawn chair. But, like I said, you get what you pay for.

1 / 10
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Spirit AirlinesPriceFrom $86Free CancellationRating
6.2
6.4

Boarding

5.8

Comfort

6.9

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.1

Food

Reviews

Nothing 1st Spirit flight and the last

1 / 10
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Alaska AirlinesPriceFrom $108Free CancellationRating
8.0
8.3

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.5

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

First time we fly Alaskan and it certainly won’t be our last. Flights were in time, staff was friendly and helpful. Other airlines need to improve and be more like Alaskan. Overall a great experience. Thank you!

1 / 10
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American AirlinesPriceFrom $158Free CancellationRating
7.3
7.7

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.6

Food

Reviews

Sit too short, headrest was low even on max extension and uncomfortable, i’m 6 foot hight, never seen that short sit. Armrests were too low as well.

1 / 10
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Sun Country AirPriceFrom $163Free CancellationRating
7.4
7.7

Boarding

7.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

6.4

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Unfriendly staff, the pilot never announced anything during the entire flight including we’re at altitude, what the weather was like at the destination how much time is left if we were ahead or behind schedule etc. Very funny gay gene flight crew.

1 / 10
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United AirlinesPriceFrom $171Free CancellationRating
7.4
7.7

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.7

Food

Reviews

Very smooth boarding, and excellent crew service. Food needs improving. Please provide eggs for breakfast. Also not enough water provided for this long flight. Crew needs to come around every 3 hours to offer water. Bigger size water bottles. Or provide a spigot to fill water bottles. Crew were always helpful and willing to provide water.

1 / 10
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DeltaPriceFrom $201Free CancellationRating
7.9
7.9

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.7

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

Best airline ever!

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

    The lowest priced Alaska Airlines flight from San Francisco to Chicago from the last 72 hours was $108. Generally, Alaska Airlines has 7 flights on this route every week with an average price of $430. Alaska Airlines is rated 8.0/10 by our users.

  • Southwest Flights From San Francisco to Chicago

    Southwest is also a popular choice for this route. Southwest flight deals for San Francisco to Chicago start from as low as $299 round-trip, depending on your selected dates, with average Southwest deals seen on momondo around $516. Southwest operates 6 flights to Chicago from San Francisco in an average week. Users have rated it 7.6/10 across 300 reviews.


Sun Country Air flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Our best Sun Country Air deals on San Francisco to Chicago flight tickets
Sun Country Air
Sep 7
SFO11:10 amSan Francisco
26h 56m
1 stop
ORD2:06 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Sep 29
ORD4:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 57m
1 stop
SFO2:52 pmSan Francisco
Sun Country Air
Sep 15
SFO1:50 pmSan Francisco
22h 46m
1 stop
ORD12:36 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Sep 18
ORD2:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
24h 02m
1 stop
SFO2:57 pmSan Francisco
Sun Country Air
Sep 8
SFO1:50 pmSan Francisco
22h 46m
1 stop
ORD12:36 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Sep 16
ORD3:30 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
16h 57m
1 stop
SFO8:27 amSan Francisco

Delta flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Our best Delta deals on San Francisco to Chicago flight tickets
Delta
Oct 12
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
6h 19m
1 stop
ORD8:19 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 15
ORD1:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
8h 00m
1 stop
SFO9:55 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Oct 26
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
8h 15m
1 stop
MDW10:15 amChicago Midway
Oct 28
MDW1:15 pmChicago Midway
8h 40m
1 stop
SFO9:55 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Sep 13
SFO10:30 amSan Francisco
7h 17m
1 stop
ORD5:47 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Sep 21
ORD1:33 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
7h 49m
1 stop
SFO9:22 pmSan Francisco

  • 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.

  • How far is San Francisco to Chicago by plane?

    A flight from San Francisco to Chicago will travel around 1852.8 mi. Typically, this will take 4h 06m by plane in normal conditions.



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