Cheap flights from Irvine to Chicago (LAX - CHI)

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The best prices from Irvine to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 16 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Irvine (LAX) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to CHI flight in 2021: compare Irvine to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
LAX - CHI
Price
$102 - $284
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 35% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 44% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$102

From Irvine to Chicago

One-way from

$77

One-way flight from Irvine to Chicago

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Irvine to Chicago?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Chicago. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save up to 10% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 20 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Irvine to Chicago from $137 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $157 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Flights from Irvine to Chicago lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Irvine to Chicago in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $33.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Irvine to Chicago (LAX - CHI)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 11% on flights from Irvine to Chicago by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Irvine to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for LAX to CHI flights for May, June
21 May - 25 May
$133pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
18 May - 23 May
$134pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
22 May - 23 May
$135pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Irvine to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Irvine found for this year
31 Aug - 31 Aug
$78pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Aug - 18 Aug
$112pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
18 Aug - 24 Aug
$113pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Irvine

Save time with Irvine to Chicago direct flight deals
22 May - 23 May
$135pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Jun - 18 Jun
$138pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
22 May - 30 May
$142pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Irvine to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Irvine, departing today and this week
22 May - 25 May
$133pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 May - 23 May
$135pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
22 May - 30 May
$142pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Chicago from Irvine

The cheapest one-way flights from Irvine to Chicago
7:00 am - 7:50 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
10h 50m
LAX - ORD
Alaska Airlines
$77
mytrip.com
9:16 am - 5:36 pm
Major Airline
1 Stop
6h 20m
LAX - ORD
Major Airline
$86
StudentUniverse
7:55 pm - 1:52 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
3h 57m
LAX - ORD
United Airlines
$90
United

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Irvine to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Los Angeles to Chicago 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 Los Angeles and Chicago 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 Los Angeles to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Los Angeles to Chicago include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Los Angeles to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American 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.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to Chicago?

Most people fly from Los Angeles (LAX) if they book a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. On average, Los Angeles has 66 outbound flights to Chicago per day from 9 airlines. Los Angeles is conveniently located just 9.4 mi from Los Angeles’s city center.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Irvine to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $129.

Are there nonstop flights from Irvine to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Irvine to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Irvine to Chicago is less than $152.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Los Angeles to Chicago?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Irvine to Chicago on average per day?

Per day, 11 flights depart from Los Angeles to Chicago on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 45% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 9% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 45% of flight departures

Is Los Angeles weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 90 °F on average in the month of August. The temperature in Chicago is typically colder than in Los Angeles. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Irvine to Chicago?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines and Delta fly from Irvine to Chicago in about 3h 50m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 1h 58m. Irvine and Chicago are separated by a distance of 1750 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Irvine to Chicago round-trip?

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($78), offers the cheapest pricing from Irvine to Chicago. You may be able to fly from Irvine to Chicago for 57% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Irvine to Chicago one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $57 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Alaska Airlines from $74 and Frontier from $85 one-way.

Alternative routes for Irvine to Chicago

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Irvine to Chicago.
Flight duration
4h 09m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 8 airlines flying from Irvine to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Irvine to Chicago 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
Sun Country Air
$114 $195 No cancel fee 83%
Frontier
$97 $208 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$91 $226 No cancel fee 75%
Spirit Airlines
$81 $236 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$87 $244 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$86 $288 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$122 $323 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$297 $518 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Irvine to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Irvine towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 51% of LAX to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 22% of LAX to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 22% of LAX to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% of LAX to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Irvine to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Irvine to Chicago.
Sunday
65 daily flights
Monday
79 daily flights
Tuesday
52 daily flights
Wednesday
64 daily flights
Thursday
64 daily flights
Friday
79 daily flights
Saturday
60 daily flights
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