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The best prices from Los Angeles to Chicago are usually found in February or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

$297
$243
$189
$135
Price
$135 - $276
Temperature
34 - 84 °F
Rainfall
1 - 4 inches
Most popular in December High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $249 Price for this month
Cheapest price $135 From Los Angeles to Chicago

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
19 Nov - 25 Nov
$120pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Nov - 20 Nov
$121pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
20 Nov - 24 Nov
$122pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Los Angeles to Chicago
Flight duration
4h 19m
Average temperature for November in Chicago
51.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Chicago
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago-O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Rockford (RFD)
Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to Chicago
Sunday
73 daily flights
Monday
103 daily flights
Tuesday
93 daily flights
Wednesday
98 daily flights
Thursday
70 daily flights
Friday
113 daily flights
Saturday
99 daily flights

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Los Angeles to Chicago flights.

Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Chicago

Los Angeles and Chicago are both bustling cities with plenty of things to see and do. While both cities have many similarities, Chicago offers a uniquely Midwestern experience you just can't get on the West Coast. From vibrant neighborhoods to a busy downtown area, Chicago is essentially many smaller towns wrapped up in one large metropolis. You'll find no shortage of things to keep you busy during your stay in Chicago, from improv theaters showcasing up-and-coming comedians to world-class art and history museums. With so much to see and do, you may want to consider staying for a few extra days just to get all of the authentic Chicago experiences checked off of your list.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 738 users have taken a look at flights from Los Angeles to Chicago.

What percent of flights are delayed?

Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago are usually delayed by 55min. so prepare accordingly.

How many passenger seats are available on a flight on this route?

56,637,241 seats are available from Los Angeles to Chicago per day on average.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

While browsing flights check up on current rates for United Air Lines Inc.. United Air Lines Inc. offers the cheapest flight to Los Angeles to Chicago. Flight availability can sometimes range however expect there to be 220 flights on average per day.

How long does the flight from Los Angeles to Chicago take?

You can expect a flight time of up to 4 hours for nonstop. Airlines will travel a distance of up to 1,091 miles.

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

Per day, 279 flights depart from Los Angeles to Chicago on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 11% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 41% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 24% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 24% 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.

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

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

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Chicago?

The average direct flight from Los Angeles to either of Chicago's major airports usually lasts around four hours, not including boarding times. You can find cheaper airfare by selecting a flight with a stopover, but that will extend the travel time a bit.

Which airlines operate flights from Los Angeles to Chicago?

Many major airlines offer direct flights from Los Angeles to Chicago, including United, American, Spirit, Frontier, Southwest and Alaska Airlines. Connecting flights can also be found with several other carriers, including Delta.

How frequent are flights between Los Angeles to Chicago?

Flights between Los Angeles and Chicago are frequent throughout each day, with at least one flight arriving from LA every hour during peak travel times.

Which airports serve Los Angeles to Chicago?

Chicago is served by two major airports and several smaller regional facilities. For flights from Los Angeles, you can expect to arrive at either O'Hare International Airport or Chicago Midway International Airport. The main airport serving Los Angeles is Los Angeles International Airport, also known as LAX.

Which direct flight route between Los Angeles and Chicago is cheapest?

The cheapest direct flight route between Los Angeles and Chicago is typically found with American Airlines or Frontier, both of which arrive at O'Hare Airport. The fares for each carrier's basic economy rates are close in price. Los Angeles and Chicago both share a lot in common, but they are defined by their differences. While temperatures in LA are almost always moderate and sunny, Chicago weather is notoriously unpredictable. However, it makes the perfect destination for a summer getaway or a true winter Christmas experience. Chicago is known for its local cuisine, including deep dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs, and visits to the local neighborhoods reveal a wide range of international cuisines. Visit Pilsen for its authentic Mexican taquerias or head to Chinatown for its wide range of delicious eateries. The Loop and the surrounding downtown area are home to the Magnificent Mile shopping district, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Goodman Theater and a host of smaller museums and shops. Finish your trip to the Loop with a visit to Millennium Park and a ride on the CTA's "El" elevated train. If you are planning a trip to the Windy City, use our smart search engine to find the cheapest flights between Los Angeles and Chicago.