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. 


When is the best time to travel from Chicago to San Francisco? Find out here

With help from idealo you can find a great deal for the connection from Chicago to San Francisco. By taking a look at our database, we've found that the most affordable ticket prices for flights start at $77. Tickets for flights on Wednesdays are up to 23 % cheaper when compared to other days of the week. American Airlines and United Airlines are each chosen 30 % of the time by idealo customers, making them the most frequently used airlines for this connection.

Time-saving direct flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Direct flights often provide speed, comfort and convenience. Without a stopover during your journey, you'll be able to enjoy a relaxing flight. For daily direct flights to San Francisco you can book your trip with American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines or Virgin America in July, August, September, October, November and December. We've compared the prices and, with prices starting from $77 per ticket for a direct flight, this is the cheapest offer in our database. Stopover flights start at $95, but those prefering fast and cheaper flights should consider direct flights, which can cost only $77. Only 25 % of our users prefer stopover connections and 45 % prefer direct flights. For stopover connections flights with stops in Minneapolis or Los Angeles are very popular. If you're looking for the fastest stopover connection, choose a flight with a stop in Minneapolis and enjoy a flight time of 6 hours and 10 minutes. This connection takes only one hour and 47 minutes longer than a direct flight. Whether you you want to fly during the week or on the weekend, here at idealo we can find the right offer for you.