Cheap flights from California to Chicago (CHI)

LAX — CHI
Aug 13 — Aug 201

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

Find a great deal and save up to 19% by booking at least 61 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from California to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $305.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chicago from California. Users have commonly found prices around $273 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $85. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Chicago (CA - CHI)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to Chicago as you normally would.

Cheap flights from California to Chicago in August, September 2022

The best prices found for California to CHI flights for August, September
Aug 26 - Aug 27
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

7h 20m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 26m
$105

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Sep 4 - Sep 11
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 06m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 40m
$118

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/6/22

Sep 15 - Sep 25
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 07m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 40m
$122

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/5/22

California to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from California found for this year
Aug 26 - Aug 27
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

7h 20m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 26m
$105

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Sep 4 - Sep 11
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 06m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 40m
$118

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/6/22

Sep 15 - Sep 25
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 07m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 40m
$122

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/5/22

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from California to Chicago

Aug 26 - Aug 27
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

7h 20m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 26m
$105

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Sep 4 - Sep 11
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 06m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 40m
$118

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/6/22

Sep 15 - Sep 25
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 07m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 40m
$122

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/5/22

Cheap Frontier flights from California to Chicago

Oct 4 - Oct 9
SFO

San Francisco

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

15h 45m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 05m
$155

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/6/22

Sep 27 - Oct 9
SFO

San Francisco

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

8h 57m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 05m
$159

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Oct 4 - Oct 9
SFO

San Francisco

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

8h 57m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 05m
$160

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/6/22

Non-stop flights to Chicago from California

Save time with California to Chicago direct flight deals
Sep 4 - Sep 11
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 06m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 40m
$118

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/6/22

Sep 15 - Sep 25
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 07m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 40m
$122

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/5/22

Oct 1 - Oct 1
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 08m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 35m
$123

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/7/22

Last minute flights from California to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from California, departing today and this week
Aug 17 - Aug 26
SFO

San Francisco

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

7h 35m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

9h 06m
$160

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/6/22

Aug 13 - Aug 17
SFO

San Francisco

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

11h 45m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

8h 37m
$162

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/6/22

Aug 15 - Aug 22
SFO

San Francisco

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

11h 45m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 04m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

One-way flights to Chicago from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Chicago
Sep 24
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 08m
$53

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/6/22

Sep 8
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 07m
$54

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/5/22

Sep 7
LAX

Los Angeles

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 08m
$55

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/5/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airports serve California to Chicago flights?

Airports that serve flights from California to Chicago all depend on the location that you choose to leave from. California has multiple airports you can use such as Los Angeles International Airport, San Jose International Airport and Ontario Airport. Just as there are plenty of choices from California there are also choices from Chicago as well. Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a popular choice but there is also Chicago Midway Airport available for flights from California to Chicago.

Which airlines fly directly from California to Chicago?

The airlines that fly directly from California to Chicago depend on the location that you choose. For Flights from Los Angeles to O’Hare typically Spirit Airlines and United Airlines have flights available for you. While if you choose to fly from San Jose International Airport to Chicago Midway Airport typically Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines have an array of flights to choose from. All the airlines and prices will vary on the dates chosen and locations picked for flights from California to Chicago.

What are the stopover options between California to Chicago?

Typical flights from California to Chicago are nonstop flights but there are some locations that may give you one stopover to possibly two. When flying from Los Angeles International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, you will not have stopovers and the flight will range near 4h 6m. If you do have a stopover it is usually located at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for a total of 5h 41m. When flying from Ontario to Chicago Midway you will have a total of two stops at both Los Angeles International Airport and Minneapolis?Saint Paul International Airport for a total time of 8h 32m.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from California to Chicago?

If you are a US Citizen then you will not need to have a visa when flying from California to Chicago due to it being a domestic flight and unnecessary for you to have a visa. You will be required to have photo identification whether that be in the form of a passport or a valid driver’s license it varies from airline but it is required if you are to board the airplane.

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

United Airlines, Spirit 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.

Can I find flights from California to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $105, but on average you can expect to pay $129.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Chicago is less than $132.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Chicago?

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

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

On average, you can expect to see 9 flights from California to Chicago a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 22% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 78% of flight departures

How long is the flight from California to Chicago?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines fly from California to Chicago in about 7h 20m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to . California and Chicago are separated by a distance of 1750 mi.

What are the most popular routes from California to Chicago?

When deciding which route to take from California to Chicago consider Los Angeles - Chicago O'Hare Intl, San Francisco - Chicago O'Hare Intl or Los Angeles - Chicago Midway as they are the most popular.

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

Consider Undisclosed Carrier, 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 reliable airlines from California to Chicago?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from California to Chicago are Scandinavian Airlines (90%), ANA (88%) and Air China (88%).

What are the cheapest flights from California to Chicago?

On average you can expect to pay $722 for a flight from California to Chicago. The cheapest flight overall is $79 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - Chicago O'Hare Intl) is currently priced at $124.

Departure points for flights from California to Chicago

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Top 8 airlines flying from California to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$30Average$301FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$83Average$273FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$92Average$424FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$97Average$477FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$118Average$437FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Sun Country AirCheapest$121Average$251FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$140Average$467FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from California to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from California to Chicago
20%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
45%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
26%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
9%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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