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Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to California

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to California?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 8% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 17 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Chicago to California 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $87, or $97 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to California?

September can be a great time to fly to California from Chicago with a flight ticket averaging about $95. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of September for as cheap as $46. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Chicago to California in July, August 2020

The best prices found for CHI to California flights for July, August
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$72pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$73pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Jul - 27 Jul
$74pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to California 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Chicago found for this year
11 Aug - 18 Aug
$70pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Aug - 16 Aug
$72pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$72pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to California from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to California direct flight deals
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$72pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$73pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Jul - 27 Jul
$74pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Chicago, departing today and this week
28 Jun - 2 Jul
$133pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Jun - 4 Jul
$154pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Jun - 16 Jul
$156pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to California from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to California
7:58 am - 10:05 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 07m
ORD - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$35
KAYAK
7:58 am - 10:05 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 07m
ORD - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$36
FlightNetwork
7:58 am - 10:05 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 07m
ORD - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$37
FlightNetwork

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to California flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to California

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to California due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and California for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from Chicago to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $70, but on average you can expect to pay $78.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to California under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to California is less than $84.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to California for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to California within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to California?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 1,685 users have taken a look at flights from Chicago to California.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to California?

When booking a flight from Chicago to California, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, Alaska Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to California?

Most travelers choose Chicago O'Hare Intl - Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Francisco or Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Diego when deciding on the best route from Chicago to California.

What are the cheapest Flights from Chicago to California?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Chicago to California? While on average our users pay $209, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $92. The most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Los Angeles), is priced around $57.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to California?

Consider LOT (100%), Fiji Airways (100%) or Iberia (100%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Chicago to California.

Arrival points for flights from Chicago to California

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to California
Flight duration
4h 12m

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
McClellan-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)