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

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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 8% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $87 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $97.

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

September is one of the best times of the year to fly to California from Illinois. Prices for September average $95 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $46. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a September flight can save you 12% on your journey compared to booking in September

Cheap flights from Illinois to California in September, October 2020

The best prices found for Illinois to California flights for September, October
5 Oct - 8 Oct
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$49pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Oct - 8 Oct
$50pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Illinois to California 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Illinois found for this year
5 Oct - 8 Oct
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$49pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Oct - 8 Oct
$50pp
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 Illinois

Save time with Illinois to California direct flight deals
5 Oct - 8 Oct
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$49pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Oct - 8 Oct
$50pp
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 Illinois to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Illinois, departing today and this week
5 Oct - 8 Oct
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Oct - 8 Oct
$50pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$61pp
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 Illinois

The cheapest one-way flights from Illinois to California
3:10 am - 5:27 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 17m
ORD - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$24
Gotogate
3:00 am - 5:17 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 17m
ORD - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$25
FlightNetwork
3:00 am - 5:17 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 17m
ORD - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$27
Expedia

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.

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 $48, but on average you can expect to pay $61.

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 $67.

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: Thursday, Friday.

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 Francisco or Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Diego.

What are the cheapest Flights from Illinois to California?

On average you can expect to pay $175 for a flight from Illinois to California. The cheapest flight overall is $71 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $64.

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%), Iberia (100%), Qatar Airways( 98%).

How long is the flight from Illinois to California?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines fly from Illinois to California in about 4h 17m. 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 $48.

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

The cheapest airline for a one-way flight from Illinois to California is Spirit Airlines ($24).

Destination information for California

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Illinois to California
Flight duration
4h 10m

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)
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