Flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Search and find cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago (United States, North America)
Search and find cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago (United States, North America)

Looking for the best tickets for San Francisco to Chicago?

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Expect to pay
265 USD for flights from San Francisco to Chicago leaving on 12/29/2017 and returning on 2/2/2018
Low 149 USD
265 USD
High 559 USD
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Best time to book
Cheapest time to buy a ticket for San Francisco — Chicago is approximately 52 days to departure.
San Francisco to Chicago flights are usually cheapest between 2 and 4 months before departure.
Days before departure
Best month
Cheapest time of year to fly to Chicago from San Francisco is January and September. Most expensive are November and December.
Currently the cheapest days to fly this route are between December and February.
Impact on price
Cheapest airline
According to our data, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Delta Air Lines are the cheapest airlines to fly this route.
Popular airlines for this route are Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
Impact on price (additional fees may apply)
Frontier Airlines
+36%
Spirit Airlines
+36%
Delta Air Lines
+38%
Air Canada Rouge
+44%
Major US Carrier
+45%
Alaska Airlines
+56%
Best time to fly
San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 4% more expensive in the morning than in the afternoon.
It's generally cheaper to take afternoon flights from San Francisco to Chicago.
Impact on price
Cheapest day
Cheapest day of week is typically Tuesday and the most expensive is typically Friday.
Friday is normally the most expensive day to fly, whilst Tuesday tends to be the cheapest.
Impact on price
Cheapest route
Fly San Francisco Intl - O'Hare Intl for the best San Francisco to Chicago flight prices saving up to 0% on average.
Of the possible routes between San Francisco and Chicago best prices tend to be found on San Francisco Intl - O'Hare Intl.
We've got 48 booking sites supporting this and nearby routes.
Impact on price
San Francisco Intl-O'Hare Intl
+0%
San Francisco Intl-Midway
+0%
Direct flights
There are direct flights from San Francisco Intl to Chicago all week with a flight time of 3 hours 58 minutes.
Direct flights available: 443 PER WEEK
Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Jose Mnpl - Salt Lake City Intl - O'Hare Intl, Oakland Intl - Los Angeles Intl - O'Hare Intl and San Francisco Intl - Portland Intl - Seattle Tacoma - O'Hare Intl.
You can fly from San Francisco Intl to Chicago indirect via San Jose Mnpl, Salt Lake City Intl or Oakland Intl.
Direct flights available on
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Get there quickly

Direct flights to Chicago from San Francisco
Return trip
Oct 21 - Oct 25
184 USD
Smartfares
SFO SFO
4h 12min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 38min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Oct 21 - Oct 27
227 USD
JustAirTicketINT
SFO SFO
4h 4min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 38min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Oct 21 - Mar 19
228 USD
CFFlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 12min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 50min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go right away

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Oct 21 - Oct 23
218 USD
CFFlyFarUS
SFO SFO
8h 11min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
21h 15min
1 stop
SFO SFO
Return trip
Oct 21 - Oct 27
227 USD
JustAirTicketINT
SFO SFO
4h 4min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 38min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Oct 21 - Oct 22
408 USD
CFFlyFarUS
SFO SFO
4h 12min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 38min
Direct
SFO SFO

Go for less - experience more

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago
Return trip
Nov 4 - Nov 7
121 USD
Smartfares
SFO SFO
4h 12min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 38min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Nov 4 - Nov 6
182 USD
Smartfares
SFO SFO
4h 12min
Direct
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 38min
Direct
SFO SFO
Return trip
Nov 5 - Nov 12
220 USD
ExploreTripDom
SFO SFO
8h 5min
1 stop
CHI CHI
CHI CHI
4h 48min
Direct
SFO SFO

Coming or going?

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Return trip
Oct 21 - Oct 25
182 USD
Smartfares
CHI CHI
4h 38min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 12min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Oct 21 - Oct 23
189 USD
KissAndFlyUS
CHI CHI
4h 27min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 10min
Direct
CHI CHI
Return trip
Oct 22 - Oct 26
299 USD
FlightNetworkUS
CHI CHI
4h 38min
Direct
SFO SFO
SFO SFO
4h 12min
Direct
CHI CHI

Weather forecast for Chicago

Going soon? Be prepared for the weather in Chicago.

Wednesday, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

17°C
12°C

Thursday, Thursday, October 19, 2017

18°C
12°C

Friday, Friday, October 20, 2017

21°C
15°C

Saturday, Saturday, October 21, 2017

22°C
15°C

Sunday, Sunday, October 22, 2017

16°C
12°C

Monday, Monday, October 23, 2017

17°C
12°C

Tuesday, Tuesday, October 24, 2017

12°C
8°C

So what's it going to cost once you're in Chicago

Compare the costs of everyday items in San Francisco and Chicago
CAPPUCCINO
Regular
San Francisco
4.3 USD
9%
Chicago
3.93 USD
Cappuccino is 8.8% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MEAL
Inexpensive
San Francisco
15.07 USD
%
Chicago
15.07 USD
Meal is 0% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MILK
1 liter
San Francisco
4.21 USD
28%
Chicago
3.04 USD
Milk is 28% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
BUS
One-way ticket
San Francisco
2.52 USD
10%
Chicago
2.26 USD
Bus is 10% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
MOVIE THEATER
1 ticket
San Francisco
14.07 USD
13%
Chicago
12.31 USD
movie theater is 13% cheaper in Chicago than San Francisco
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