Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Chicago (LAX - CHI)

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The best prices from Los Angeles 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
Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago (CHI)

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 Los Angeles to Chicago

One-way from

$43

One-way flight from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Chicago?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Chicago from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 49%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Los Angeles to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 11% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Chicago in March, April 2021

16 Apr - 23 Apr
$42pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Apr - 30 Apr
$45pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Apr - 24 Apr
$47pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Chicago 2021 flight deals

16 Apr - 23 Apr
$42pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Apr - 30 Apr
$45pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Apr - 24 Apr
$47pp
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 Los Angeles

16 Apr - 23 Apr
$42pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Apr - 30 Apr
$45pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Apr - 24 Apr
$47pp
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 Los Angeles to Chicago

12 Mar - 14 Mar
$53pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
13 Mar - 15 Mar
$54pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Mar - 22 Mar
$55pp
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 Los Angeles

5:56 am - 8:16 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
12h 20m
LAX - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$43
Gotogate
7:55 pm - 1:50 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
3h 55m
LAX - ORD
United Airlines
$49
United
10:47 am - 1:49 am
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 02m
LAX - ORD
Frontier
$51
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles 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 and Delta 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $42, but on average you can expect to pay $55.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Chicago is less than $55.

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

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

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.

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

Per day, 56 flights depart from Los Angeles to Chicago on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 4% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 45% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 4% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 48% 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 Los Angeles to Chicago?

A quick flight from Los Angeles to Chicago can take about 3h 42m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $60. Los Angeles and Chicago are separated by a distance of 1750 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Los Angeles to Chicago round-trip from $42. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is American Airlines. Spirit Airlines is priced at 77% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $20. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Los Angeles to Chicago for a low price.

Alternative routes for Los Angeles to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Flight duration
4h 14m
Average temperature for March in Chicago
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Chicago
1.6 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 8 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Chicago

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 Los Angeles to Chicago

Morning 6 AM to noon 60% of LAX to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 24% of LAX to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 10% of LAX to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 6% of LAX to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to Chicago
Sunday
43 daily flights
Monday
35 daily flights
Tuesday
29 daily flights
Wednesday
31 daily flights
Thursday
32 daily flights
Friday
39 daily flights
Saturday
28 daily flights
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