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

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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 20 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 20 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from California to Chicago for as little as $137 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 $157 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Chicago from California average $135. You can even find prices in April for less than $135, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $33. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from California. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 49%.

Cheap flights from California to Chicago in February, March 2021

4 Mar - 11 Mar
$38pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Mar - 8 Mar
$39pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Mar - 6 Mar
$40pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Chicago 2021 flight deals

4 Mar - 11 Mar
$38pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Apr - 4 May
$38pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
6 Mar - 8 Mar
$39pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Chicago from California

4 Mar - 11 Mar
$38pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Apr - 4 May
$38pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
6 Mar - 8 Mar
$39pp
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 California to Chicago

4 Mar - 11 Mar
$38pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Mar - 8 Mar
$39pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Mar - 6 Mar
$40pp
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 California

1:30 am - 7:29 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
3h 59m
LAX - ORD
American Airlines
8:37 am - 6:44 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 07m
OAK - ORD
Frontier
4:58 pm - 3:11 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 13m
LAX - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$36
Travelocity

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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.

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

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines and Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from California to Chicago are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from California to Chicago 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 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 $38, but on average you can expect to pay $47.

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 $46.

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: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 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, San Francisco - Chicago O'Hare Intl and Los Angeles - Chicago Midway.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from California to Chicago? While on average our users pay $598, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $68. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $38.

What are the most reliable airlines from California to Chicago?

Consider Brussels Airlines (100%), Air China (100%) or China Southern (100%) 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 Spirit Airlines fly from California to Chicago in about 3h 42m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from California to Chicago round-trip?

Spirit Airlines, at $38, was found to be the cheapest airline from California to Chicago. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be American Airlines.

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 $18. American Airlines flights start at $31 while deals on Frontier start at $35 one-way.

Departure points for flights from California to Chicago

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Destination information for Chicago

Flight duration
4h 11m
Average temperature for February in Chicago
39.2 °F
Avg rainfall for February in Chicago
1.0 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 8 airlines flying from California to Chicago

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Sun Country Air
$114 $200 No cancel fee 83%
Frontier
$94 $216 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$72 $260 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$91 $318 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$87 $348 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$86 $361 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$122 $392 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$272 $565 No cancel fee 63%
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