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

Favorite airline: Spirit Airlines
13 % of flights from Los Angeles to Chicago are booked with Spirit Airlines.
Spirit Airlines
13 %
10 %
Alaska Airlines
8 %
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 3 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
04h 06min
11h 03min
The favorite connection is non-stop
46 % of all bookings on the route Los Angeles to Chicago are for non-stop flights.
Direct flights
04h 06min, from $201
46 %
1 stopover Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, MN
08h 10min, from $265
20 %
1 stopover Denver International Airport, CO
12h 25min, from $231
14 %

Useful information about the flight from Los Angeles to Chicago

Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago

With between 22 and 28 flights per day, the flight route from Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago (CHI) is always bustling with activity, both with business and pleasure travelers. Scheduled, charter and low cost flight providers see to it that passengers are always being exchanged between the cities. The direct flight takes about 4 hours, covering a distance of 1740 miles. Non-stop flights are provided by American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest, Virgin America and Spirit.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Chicago

The cheapest way of getting to Chicago (aside from booking really early) would be to accept at least one stop on your journey. United offers some good deals with one stop-over if you are willing to deal with the inconvenience.

Destination Chicago

Passengers have a few options when it comes to the Chicago airports - Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), O'Hare International Airport (ORD), West Chicago Du Page (DPA) etc., with O'Hare being the largest and with the highest efficiency record. O' Hare has topped the polls as best airport in North America for a decade by two independent sources, You can get downtown using the local trains (CTA) or by road using the Interstate highways I-90, I-190. and I-294. Once you're there be sure to try some deep dish pizza, and see all the classic tourist attractions like Millenium Park, Michigan Avenue and Museum Campus.

Flight details Los Angeles - Chicago
  • Flight duration: min. 03:50 / max. 07:15
  • Distance: 2826 km
  • Flights per week: 212
  • Return flight duration: min. 04:25 / max. 11:25