Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Our cheapest offers for flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Here you can compare cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to San Francisco (SFO) for one-way or return trips. The following offers were searched for and found on idealo during the last few days. Or start your own flight search to San Francisco. Prices and availability may change at any time.

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Favorite airline: Alaska Airlines
Most travelers looking for flights on the route from Chicago to San Francisco decide to book flights with Alaska Airlines.
Alaska Airlines
43 %
United Airlines
23 %
Sun Country Airlines
16 %
Cheapest weekday: Monday
On this route flights are cheapest on Monday when a ticket costs $146.00 on average.
Direct flights are more expensive
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are $45.00 more expensive on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
04h 44min
09h 18min
The favorite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 61 % of travelers will book a direct flight.
Direct flights
04h 44min, from $210
61 %
1 stopover Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, MN
17h 02min, from $308
23 %
1 stopover Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
09h 18min, from $165
6 %

Useful information about the flight from Chicago to San Francisco

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.

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.

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. 

Flight information: Chicago - San Francisco

Roundtrip from $212.43
Flight duration min. 04:33 / max. 11:40
Return flight duration min. 03:53/ max. 07:10
Distance 2990 km
Flights per week 134
Departure airport Airport Chicago-IL all Airports (ORD, MDW, RFD) (CHI)
Arrival airport Airport San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)
Destination country Flights to United States
Alternative routes to United States
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