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Cheap flights from Illinois (IL) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Illinois to California

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Illinois to California, book at least 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 20% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $75 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $95.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to California from Illinois. Prices for April average $86 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $43. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 23% on your journey compared to booking in April

Cheap flights from Illinois to California in January, February 2021

The best prices found for Illinois to California flights for January, February
24 Feb - 3 Mar
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Jan - 26 Jan
$40pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Feb - 27 Feb
$41pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Illinois to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Illinois found for this year
24 Feb - 3 Mar
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Jan - 26 Jan
$40pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Feb - 27 Feb
$41pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to California from Illinois

Save time with Illinois to California direct flight deals
24 Feb - 3 Mar
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Feb - 27 Feb
$41pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Feb - 13 Feb
$43pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Illinois to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Illinois, departing today and this week
27 Jan - 30 Jan
$38pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Jan - 27 Jan
$45pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Jan - 28 Jan
$46pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to California from Illinois

The cheapest one-way flights from Illinois to California
2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Major Airline
Nonstop
4h 45m
ORD - SAN
Major Airline
$39
StudentUniverse
2:59 pm - 6:35 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
17h 36m
ORD - SNA
Spirit Airlines
$41
mytrip.com
2:15 pm - 4:54 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
4h 39m
ORD - SAN
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Illinois to California

Are flight prices decreasing from Illinois 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 Illinois 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Illinois to California to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines and Delta are some airlines that have done so. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Illinois to California. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Illinois to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Illinois to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $38, but on average you can expect to pay $50.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Illinois to California under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Illinois to California is less than $51.

Are there last-minute flights available from Illinois to California for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Illinois to California within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Illinois to California?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Saturday.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Illinois to California.

What are the most popular routes from Illinois to California?

The most popular route from Illinois to California is Chicago O'Hare Intl - Los Angeles. You may also consider Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Diego or Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Francisco.

What are the cheapest Flights from Illinois to California?

On average you can expect to pay $582 for a flight from Illinois to California. The cheapest flight overall is $66 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $38.

What are the most reliable airlines from Illinois to California?

Before booking your flight to California from Illinois, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: LOT (100%), Gulf Air (100%), Royal Jordanian( 100%).

How long is the flight from Illinois to California?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines and American Airlines fly from Illinois to California in about 4h 14m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. Most flights are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Illinois to California round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Illinois to California round-trip from $38.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Illinois to California one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Illinois to California are Spirit Airlines ($19), Major Airline ($39), and American Airlines ($42).

Destination information for California

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

Airports servicing

Bloomington (BMI)
Champaign (CMI)
Decatur (DEC)
Moline (MLI)
Marion (MWA)

Airports servicing

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

Top 8 airlines flying from Illinois to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Illinois to California choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$64 $224 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$38 $227 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$116 $230 No cancel fee 83%
Alaska Airlines
$91 $290 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$116 $385 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$54 $389 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$74 $406 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$204 $497 No cancel fee 63%
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