Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

Favorite airline: Spirit Airlines
82 % of flights booked on the route from Chicago to Los Angeles are booked with Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines.
Spirit Airlines
53 %
Sun Country Airlines
18 %
United Airlines
11 %
Tip: book directly before departure
A good time to book a cheap flight on this route is directly on the day of departure.
0 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Saturday
Cheap flights on this route are operated on Saturday.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 2 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
04h 46min
06h 50min
The favorite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 39 % of travelers will book a direct flight.
Direct flights
04h 46min, from $102
39 %
1 stopover Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, MN
16h 23min, from $263
25 %
1 stopover Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport, NV
06h 50min, from $104
21 %

Useful information about the flight from Chicago to Los Angeles

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.

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.

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.

Flight information: Chicago - Los Angeles

Roundtrip from $101.65
Flight duration min. 04:25 / max. 11:25
Return flight duration min. 03:50/ max. 07:15
Distance 2826 km
Flights per week 235
Departure airport Chicago-IL all Airports (ORD, MDW, RFD) (CHI)
Arrival airport Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
Destination country United States