Cheap flights from Orange County to Chicago (SNA - CHI)

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The best prices from Orange County to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 27 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Orange County (SNA) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best SNA to CHI flight in 2021: compare Orange County to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
SNA - CHI
Price
$244 - $420
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$244

From Orange County to Chicago

One-way from

$113

One-way flight from Orange County 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 Orange County to Chicago?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Orange County to Chicago. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 20 days in advance, which can save you up to 10% on flights from Orange County to Chicago compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 20 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $137. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $157.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Orange County to Chicago?

April can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Orange County with a flight ticket averaging about $135. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $33. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Orange County to Chicago (SNA - CHI)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 36% on flights from Orange County to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Orange County to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SNA to CHI flights for May, June
27 May - 29 May
$201pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
27 May - 29 May
$217pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
27 May - 2 Jun
$218pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Orange County to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Orange County found for this year
18 Aug - 15 Sep
$189pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
20 Sep - 22 Sep
$192pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
18 Aug - 15 Sep
$195pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Orange County

Save time with Orange County to Chicago direct flight deals
9 Sep - 12 Sep
$199pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
7 Sep - 10 Sep
$219pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$239pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Last minute flights from Orange County to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Orange County, departing today and this week
24 May - 29 May
$251pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
21 May - 23 May
$262pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
24 May - 29 May
$264pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

One-way flights to Chicago from Orange County

The cheapest one-way flights from Orange County to Chicago
6:00 am - 5:58 pm
Delta
2 Stops
9h 58m
SNA - MDW
Delta
$113
Delta
3:05 pm - 2:00 am
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
8h 55m
SNA - ORD
Alaska Airlines
3:40 pm - 7:43 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
26h 03m
SNA - ORD
Frontier
$142
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Flight FAQs

From Orange County to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. New policies for travelers booking flights from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty 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 Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta flying from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Santa Ana to Chicago?

Most people fly from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty (SNA) if they book a flight from Santa Ana to Chicago. On average, J. Wayne/Orange Cnty has 14 outbound flights to Chicago per day from 7 airlines. Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty is conveniently located just 4.8 mi from Santa Ana’s city center.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Orange County to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $189, but on average you can expect to pay $207.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Orange County to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Orange County to Chicago is less than $287.

Are there last-minute flights available from Orange County to Chicago for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Orange County to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Santa Ana to Chicago?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Is Santa Ana weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Temperatures around the 84 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in Chicago is hotter than in Santa Ana. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Orange County to Chicago?

Departing from Orange County to Chicago will take you 4h. 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 Orange County to Chicago round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Orange County to Chicago round-trip from $199. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Spirit Airlines, from $206, and Delta, from $217. United Airlines is currently priced 43% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Orange County to Chicago one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Orange County to Chicago are Spirit Airlines ($93), Frontier ($106), and Delta ($109).

Alternative routes for Orange County to Chicago

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Orange County to Chicago.
Flight duration
4h 12m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Santa Ana

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Orange County to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Orange County to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$77 $219 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$94 $242 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$157 $401 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$147 $406 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$102 $456 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$122 $466 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Orange County to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Orange County towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 52% of SNA to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 37% of SNA to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 11% of SNA to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SNA to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Orange County to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Orange County to Chicago.
Sunday
12 daily flights
Monday
16 daily flights
Tuesday
14 daily flights
Wednesday
16 daily flights
Thursday
14 daily flights
Friday
19 daily flights
Saturday
13 daily flights
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