Favorite airline: American Airlines
The majority of passengers on the route Chicago – Los Angeles prefer to fly with American Airlines.
American Airlines
21 %
Spirit Airlines
16 %
United Airlines
16 %
Direct flights are cheaper
Flights with a stopover are on average $31.00 more expensive than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
04h 31min
06h 51min
$118
$149
The favorite connection is non-stop
74 % of travelers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
04h 31min, from $118
74 %
1 stopover Baltimore-Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD
17h 18min, from $173
16 %
1 stopover Albuquerque International Sunport, NM
06h 59min, from $156
8 %

Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles It takes about 4 hours from the time you leave the windy streets of Chicago (CHI) to reach the star studded ones of Los Angeles (LAX). In that short flight time you will have only covered 2800 miles, yet you will have entered a whole new world. Not only a world of glitz and glamor, but given the massive size of LAX airport, it could quite possible qualify as its own world . Airlines offering a direct route include: United, American, Virgin American, Spirit, Alaska, US Airways, Southwest, averaging around 25 a day.

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Cheap Tickets

The best way to save money on your air ticket is by taking a connecting flight, which can shave $30 to $100 off the price. Be sure to take the usual precautions when searching for a low cost flight: making sure to avoid holidays, weekends and of course, try to book far in advance.

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Destination Los Angeles

Los Angeles is well known to be expansive. This is great,. However, travelers should take care when choosing which of the 5 airports in the Greater los Angeles area to fly to. LAX, the most populr, is also the largest  - and this means that there are frequent traffic jams on the way from airport to downtown. However, neither does public transport seem like a real alternative. There is no train service directly from the airport but buses run to the Metro Green line at Aviation Station. Cabs into downtown LA will cost around $45.00, taking half an hour if traffic is good. in the rush hour, traffic can be painfully slow and the ride will cost a lot more. Hollywood and Disneyland are the city's saving grace and make up for all these inconveniences.

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