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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 February or January, booked 60 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
$135 - $284
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches
Popular in December High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 38% potential price drop
Round-trip from $135 From Los Angeles to Chicago
One-way from $74 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 37 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 $177 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $177 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Chicago in July, August 2020

The best prices found for LAX to CHI flights for July, August
23 Jul - 5 Aug
$91pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Jul - 28 Jul
$96pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Jul - 5 Aug
$98pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Chicago 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Los Angeles found for this year
5 Aug - 11 Aug
$74pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Aug - 11 Aug
$78pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Aug - 11 Aug
$79pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Chicago direct flight deals
23 Oct - 31 Oct
$103pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Jul - 1 Aug
$109pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
27 Jul - 1 Aug
$113pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
28 Jun - 18 Jul
$154pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
26 Jun - 8 Jul
$163pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
26 Jun - 5 Jul
$165pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 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

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Chicago
2:10 pm - 12:21 pm
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
20h 11m
LAX - ORD
Sun Country Air
4:32 pm - 3:06 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
20h 34m
LAX - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$77
Kiwi.com
5:00 am - 11:19 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
28h 19m
LAX - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$79
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

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.

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 $74, but on average you can expect to pay $89.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Chicago is less than $121.

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

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

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

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 990 users have taken a look at flights from Los Angeles to Chicago.

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 5 hours for nonstop. Airlines will travel a distance of up to 1,087 miles.

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

Per day, 2 flights depart from Los Angeles to Chicago on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% 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.

Alternative routes for Los Angeles to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Los Angeles to Chicago
Flight duration
4h 12m
Average temperature for July in Chicago
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Chicago
3.7 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to Chicago

Morning 6 AM to noon 44% of LAX to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 22% of LAX to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 21% of LAX to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 13% of LAX to CHI departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to Chicago
Sunday
36 daily flights
Monday
22 daily flights
Tuesday
12 daily flights
Wednesday
29 daily flights
Thursday
26 daily flights
Friday
35 daily flights
Saturday
27 daily flights