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California to Chicago (CHI)

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

Users have found that booking a flight from California to Chicago at least 37 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 37 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from California to Chicago for as little as $177 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $177 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from California to Chicago in August, September 2020

The best prices found for California to CHI flights for August, September
30 Jul - 3 Aug
$48pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Aug - 15 Aug
$49pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$49pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

California to Chicago 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from California found for this year
30 Jul - 8 Aug
$48pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Aug - 8 Aug
$49pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Aug - 24 Aug
$49pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Chicago from California

Save time with California to Chicago direct flight deals
30 Jul - 3 Aug
$48pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Aug - 8 Aug
$49pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$49pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from California to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from California, departing today and this week
25 Jul - 28 Jul
$49pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
26 Jul - 8 Aug
$50pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
25 Jul - 2 Aug
$51pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Chicago from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Chicago
2:15 am - 8:31 am
Major Airline
Nonstop
4h 16m
SAN - ORD
Major Airline
$34
StudentUniverse
3:00 am - 3:27 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
10h 27m
LAX - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$37
FlyFar

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From California to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from California 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 California 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $48, but on average you can expect to pay $52.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Chicago is less than $56.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Chicago?

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

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from California to Chicago.

What are the most popular routes from California to Chicago?

The most popular flight routes from California to Chicago are Los Angeles - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty - Chicago O'Hare Intl and San Francisco - Chicago O'Hare Intl.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from California to Chicago? While on average our users pay $197, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $81. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $48.

What are the most reliable airlines from California to Chicago?

Consider Fiji Airways (100%), Royal Jordanian (100%) or Austrian Airlines (98%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from California to Chicago.

How long is the flight from California to Chicago?

Airlines like Cape Air and Spirit Airlines fly from California to Chicago in about 3h 55m. 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 California to Chicago round-trip?

Spirit Airlines, at $48, was found to be the cheapest airline from California to Chicago..

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $24. Spirit Airlines is not the only option available. At the moment, Major Airline is another option, for $34.

Arrival points for flights from California to Chicago

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from California to Chicago
Flight duration
4h 13m
Average temperature for August in Chicago
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for August in Chicago
3.9 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)
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