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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 Saturday

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

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

$79

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 40% on flights from Orange County to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Orange County to Chicago in January, February 2021

The best prices found for SNA to CHI flights for January, February
6 Feb - 14 Feb
$73pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
6 Feb - 15 Feb
$74pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
6 Feb - 14 Feb
$81pp
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

Orange County to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Orange County found for this year
6 Feb - 14 Feb
$73pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
6 Feb - 15 Feb
$74pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
6 Feb - 14 Feb
$81pp
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

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Orange County

Save time with Orange County to Chicago direct flight deals
25 Feb - 1 Mar
$359pp
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
5 Feb - 7 Feb
$370pp
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
3 Feb - 7 Feb
$381pp
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

Last minute flights from Orange County to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Orange County, departing today and this week
28 Jan - 1 Feb
$97pp
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
28 Jan - 31 Jan
$98pp
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
25 Jan - 1 Feb
$112pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
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
11:20 am - 5:25 pm
Spirit Airlines
3 Stops
28h 05m
SNA - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$79
Gotogate
2:29 pm - 12:14 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
43h 45m
SNA - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$80
CheapFlights
3:45 pm - 2:38 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
44h 53m
SNA - ORD
Frontier
$82
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Orange County to Chicago flights.

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 and Delta are some airlines that have done so. 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.

Can I find flights from Orange County to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Orange County to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $73, but on average you can expect to pay $93.

Are there nonstop flights from Orange County to Chicago for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Orange County to Chicago under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Orange County to Chicago is less than $482.

Are there last-minute flights available from Orange County to Chicago for under $100?

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

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

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

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 5h 48m. 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 $73. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Frontier. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 79% 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 ($32) and Frontier ($44).

Alternative routes for Orange County to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Orange County to Chicago
Average temperature for January in Chicago
33.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Chicago
0.7 ″

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

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Weekly flight availability
from Orange County to Chicago
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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