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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

$40

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.

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 October, November 2020

The best prices found for LAX to CHI flights for October, November
7 Nov - 8 Nov
$71pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$72pp
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 Nov - 14 Nov
$73pp
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 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Los Angeles found for this year
7 Nov - 8 Nov
$71pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$72pp
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 Nov - 14 Nov
$73pp
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

Save time with Los Angeles to Chicago direct flight deals
7 Nov - 8 Nov
$71pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$72pp
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 Nov - 14 Nov
$73pp
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

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$72pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$73pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
31 Oct - 2 Nov
$75pp
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

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Chicago
7:59 pm - 1:46 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
3h 47m
LAX - ORD
American Airlines
7:30 pm - 1:40 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
4h 10m
LAX - ORD
United Airlines
$49
United
3:55 am - 10:15 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
4h 20m
LAX - ORD
Alaska Airlines

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.

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, Southwest, 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 $71, but on average you can expect to pay $80.

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 $81.

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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 15 flights depart from Los Angeles to Chicago on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 40% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 60% 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 44m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $73. Los Angeles and Chicago are separated by a distance of 1750 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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 $71. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Frontier, from $78, and United Airlines, from $79. Spirit Airlines is priced at 67% 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 $24. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and American 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

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Los Angeles to Chicago
Flight duration
4h 13m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

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 52% of LAX to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 23% of LAX to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 17% of LAX to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 8% of LAX to CHI departures
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to Chicago
Sunday
49 daily flights
Monday
55 daily flights
Tuesday
53 daily flights
Wednesday
58 daily flights
Thursday
63 daily flights
Friday
56 daily flights
Saturday
52 daily flights
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