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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago from $69

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a momondo user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from San Francisco to Chicago departing on 8/21. Fares may change, and may not be available for all flights or travel dates. Click the price to refresh the search for this deal.
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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 six months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chicago by changing tabs
Frontier
Aug 24
SFO9:03 amSan Francisco
4h 11m
MDW3:14 pmChicago Midway
Sep 7
MDW4:09 pmChicago Midway
4h 38m
SFO6:47 pmSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Aug 10
SFO10:54 pmSan Francisco
4h 21m
ORD5:15 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Aug 14
ORD6:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 40m
SFO9:00 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Aug 21
SFO6:18 pmSan Francisco
8h 29m
1 stop
ORD4:47 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Aug 24
ORD5:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 44m
SFO8:09 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
Jun 11
SFO10:35 pmSan Francisco
4h 20m
ORD4:55 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 15
ORD9:17 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 44m
SFO12:01 amSan Francisco
Sun Country Air
Jul 5
SFO11:59 pmSan Francisco
9h 34m
1 stop
ORD11:33 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jul 8
ORD8:05 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
17h 33m
1 stop
SFO11:38 amSan Francisco
Delta
Aug 20
SFO6:00 amSan Francisco
9h 59m
1 stop
MDW5:59 pmChicago Midway
Aug 27
MDW9:35 amChicago Midway
6h 47m
1 stop
SFO2:22 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, Frontier and Southwest
Frontier
Aug 21
SFO9:03 amSan Francisco
4h 11m
MDW3:14 pmChicago Midway
Alaska Airlines
Oct 2
SFO10:27 amSan Francisco
4h 20m
ORD4:47 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Jun 11
SFO10:35 pmSan Francisco
4h 20m
ORD4:55 amChicago 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
SFO6:34 pmSan Francisco
8h 26m
1 stop
ORD5:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 4
ORD7:59 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
6h 42m
1 stop
SFO12:41 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
May 29
SFO6:48 pmSan Francisco
8h 12m
1 stop
ORD5:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 6
ORD6:30 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
15h 37m
1 stop
SFO8:07 amSan Francisco
United Airlines
Jun 1
SFO6:30 pmSan Francisco
4h 20m
ORD12:50 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 5
ORD9:19 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 44m
SFO12:03 amSan Francisco
Delta
May 29
SFO7:10 amSan Francisco
7h 56m
1 stop
MDW5:06 pmChicago Midway
May 30
MDW3:45 pmChicago Midway
10h 37m
1 stop
SFO12:22 amSan Francisco
American Airlines
May 28
SFO6:00 amSan Francisco
4h 17m
ORD12:17 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 1
ORD9:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 44m
SFO12:04 amSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
May 28
SFO7:55 pmSan Francisco
6h 45m
1 stop
ORD4:40 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 1
ORD7:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 37m
SFO9:37 amSan Francisco

Alaska Airlines flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Our best Alaska Airlines deals on San Francisco to Chicago flight tickets
Alaska Airlines
Aug 10
SFO10:54 pmSan Francisco
4h 21m
ORD5:15 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Aug 14
ORD6:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 40m
SFO9:00 pmSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Sep 17
SFO9:55 amSan Francisco
4h 20m
ORD4:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 16
ORD5:45 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 43m
SFO8:28 pmSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Aug 10
SFO10:54 pmSan Francisco
4h 21m
ORD5:15 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Aug 13
ORD5:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
7h 52m
1 stop
SFO11:42 pmSan Francisco

United Airlines flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Our best United Airlines deals on San Francisco to Chicago flight tickets
United Airlines
Jun 11
SFO10:35 pmSan Francisco
4h 20m
ORD4:55 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 15
ORD9:17 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 44m
SFO12:01 amSan Francisco
United Airlines
Jun 5
SFO10:35 pmSan Francisco
4h 20m
ORD4:55 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 11
ORD9:19 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 44m
SFO12:03 amSan Francisco
United Airlines
Jun 5
SFO3:45 pmSan Francisco
6h 14m
1 stop
ORD11:59 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Jun 11
ORD9:19 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 44m
SFO12:03 amSan Francisco

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?

October. The cheapest time of year to fly to Chicago from San Francisco is October. Most expensive is June

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

Saturday. The cheapest day of the week is typically Saturday. The most expensive is typically Friday

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

In the afternoon. San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 27% more expensive at noon than in the afternoon

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

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

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Chicago flight route?

San Francisco - Chicago Midway. Fly from San Francisco to Chicago Midway for the best San Francisco - Chicago flight prices

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

46 days before. The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Chicago is approximately 46 days to departure

How many flights depart from San Francisco to Chicago on average per day?

57 flights are operational weekly from San Francisco to Chicago as of May 2024. The most popular departure time for this route is 5:00AM, with 32% of flights per day taking off in the afternoon.

How many flights depart from San Francisco to Chicago on average per week?

The number of flights available between San Francisco and Chicago is 402 per week as of May 2024. The most frequent departure day is Monday, with 16% of weekly flights leaving on this day.

What cabin class options are available on San Francisco to Chicago flights?

There are 4 cabin classes available to choose from on San Francisco to Chicago flights. Cabin price and availability will vary by airline so perform a search above to find the right deals for you.

Can stopping save me money on San Francisco to Chicago flights?

No. A direct flight is the cheapest option for a flight between San Francisco to Chicago.

Cheap San Francisco to Chicago (SFO to CHI) flight deals and tips

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Chicago

Best Price Found

$69

Fastest flight time

3h 55m

Direct flights

Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun

Airports in Chicago

2 airports
The best one-way flight to Chicago from San Francisco in the past 72 hours is $69. The best round-trip flight deal from San Francisco to Chicago found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $138.
The fastest flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 3h 55m
Direct flights go from San Francisco to Chicago on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Airlines offering direct flights are: Southwest and Frontier.
There are 2 airports near Chicago: Chicago O'Hare Intl (ORD), Chicago Midway (MDW)

  • 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 10m by plane in normal conditions.

  • When did momondo last update prices for flights from San Francisco Airport to Chicago?

    Prices for flights from San Francisco Airport to Chicago are updated daily.

  • How many operators does momondo search for flights from San Francisco Airport to Chicago?

  • How old do you have to be to fly from San Francisco Airport to Chicago?

    The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel from San Francisco Airport to Chicago.

  • What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Chicago?

    The travel and health documents required for your trip to Chicago can vary based on your itinerary and personal situation. As a rule, consider having multiple documents such as a national ID card or driver’s license, and a passport valid for six-months after you plan to arrive at Chicago. We always recommend checking with your airline or a trusted third party such as IATA to get advice.


Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Chicago

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Chicago with momondo
Airline
Rating
Free Cancellation
Price
FrontierPriceFrom $67Free CancellationRating
6.2
4,046 reviews
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Alaska AirlinesPriceFrom $112Free CancellationRating
8.0
9,171 reviews
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DeltaPriceFrom $123Free CancellationRating
8.0
10,585 reviews
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Spirit AirlinesPriceFrom $127Free CancellationRating
6.4
8,649 reviews
Search Spirit Airlines flights
American AirlinesPriceFrom $159Free CancellationRating
7.3
14,421 reviews
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United AirlinesPriceFrom $193Free CancellationRating
7.4
10,870 reviews
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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 $112. Generally, Alaska Airlines has 7 flights on this route every week with an average price of $299. Alaska Airlines is rated 8.0/10 by our users.

  • United Airlines Flights From San Francisco to Chicago

    United Airlines is also a popular choice for this route. United Airlines flight deals for San Francisco to Chicago start from as low as $193 round-trip, depending on your selected dates, with average United Airlines deals seen on momondo around $368. United Airlines operates 61 flights to Chicago from San Francisco in an average week. Users have rated it 7.4/10 across 10,870 reviews.


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Can I find flights from San Francisco to Chicago with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. All flights to Chicago from San Francisco on momondo can be compared and filtered by various policies on offer, including flexible booking.

How can momondo help me find flights from San Francisco to Chicago?

momondo provides multiple filters to help you find the best flight to Chicago from San Francisco. Filter by price, airline, airports, cabin, aircraft, payment method, number of stops and more.

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