Favorite airline: United Airlines
The majority of passengers on the route Chicago – San Francisco prefer to fly with United Airlines.
United Airlines
22 %
Alaska Airlines
15 %
American Airlines
10 %
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
Flights with a stopover are on average $27.00 cheaper than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
04h 55min
07h 32min
$247
$220
The favorite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 50 % of travelers will book a direct flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
04h 55min, from $247
50 %
1 stopover Denver International Airport, CO
07h 32min, from $220
17 %
1 stopover Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, MN
08h 55min, from $250
15 %

Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

The flight route from Chicago (CHI) to San Francisco (SFO) is popular among all sorts of travelers- both business passengers and those simply seeking the refuge of Californian weather- with between 17 and 26 flights daily. It will take you just under 5 hours to travel the 1850 miles across the country. Airlines offering a direct flight are: American, Virgin America, Southwest and United.

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Cheap flights

There are several airlines offering a low-cost air ticket option so that you can have more to spend on your trip. For the lowest price, book flight tickets as far in advance as possible, while trying to avoid weekends and popular vacation times. Comparing prices on a flight price comparison will also help you find the lowest price.

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Destination San Francisco

Once you have landed, getting around town is easy and, given that it's San Francisco, often stylish. A rail service is operated by BART  in the form of express trains that go to the north, to downtown as well as East Bay. The railway station can be found near the International Terminal and can be reached by riding the AirTrain. Caltrain provides rail service between San Francisco and San Jose, with weekday commute-hour service to Gilroy. Buses, taxis and shuttles will also take passengers from the airport to various destinations in the region. 

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