Cheap flights from Sacramento to Chicago (SMF - CHI)

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The best prices from Sacramento Intl to Chicago are usually found in August or March, booked 19 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Sacramento (SMF) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to CHI flight in 2022: compare Sacramento to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
SMF - CHI
Price
$246 - $347
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$246

From Sacramento Intl to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$72

One-way flight from Sacramento Intl to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Sacramento to Chicago?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 32 days in advance to save up to 57% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 32 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Sacramento to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $363, or $479 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sacramento to Chicago?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Sacramento in August are about $287 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $118.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sacramento to Chicago (SMF - CHI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Sacramento to Chicago in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 48% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Sacramento to Chicago?

Users have found that flying from Sacramento to Chicago on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to Chicago in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SMF to CHI flights for January, February
16 Feb - 19 Feb
$86pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
16 Feb - 19 Feb
$93pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1 Feb - 2 Feb
$105pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento Intl to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Sacramento found for this year
16 Feb - 19 Feb
$86pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
16 Feb - 19 Feb
$93pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1 Feb - 2 Feb
$105pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Sacramento

Save time with Sacramento to Chicago direct flight deals
17 Feb - 24 Feb
$298pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
14 Feb - 15 Feb
$302pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
29 Mar - 5 Apr
$306pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Last minute flights from Sacramento to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Sacramento, departing today and this week
26 Jan - 31 Jan
$118pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
29 Jan - 1 Feb
$123pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
29 Jan - 4 Feb
$132pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Chicago
4:09 pm - 1:02 am
Frontier
1 Stop
6h 53m
SMF - ORD
Frontier
$72
Kiwi.com
3:01 pm - 3:48 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
22h 47m
SMF - RFD
Multiple Airlines
$79
Kiwi.com
3:01 pm - 6:29 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
25h 28m
SMF - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$90
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Sacramento</span> to <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to Chicago

What airport do you fly from for flights from Sacramento to Chicago?

Most people fly from Sacramento Intl (SMF) if they book a flight from Sacramento to Chicago. On average, Sacramento Intl has 10 outbound flights to Chicago per day from 9 airlines. Sacramento Intl is conveniently located just 9.4 mi from Sacramento’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $86, but on average you can expect to pay $122.

Are there nonstop flights from Sacramento to Chicago for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Sacramento to Chicago under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sacramento to Chicago is less than $346.

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

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

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sacramento to Chicago round-trip from $86. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Frontier. Spirit Airlines is 70% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sacramento to Chicago?

When booking a flight from Sacramento to Chicago, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Sacramento to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $59. While the most popular route (Sacramento Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for $86 on average our data indicates $543 when flying from Sacramento to Chicago.

What are the most reliable airlines from Sacramento to Chicago?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Sacramento to Chicago on time: Qatar Airways (100%), Aer Lingus (97%), American Airlines (95%).

What are the most popular routes from Sacramento to Chicago?

The most popular flight routes from Sacramento to Chicago are Sacramento Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Sacramento Intl - Chicago Midway and Sacramento Intl - Chicago Greater Rockford.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Sacramento?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from Sacramento Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Do I need a test to fly back to Sacramento from Chicago?

Returning to Sacramento Intl from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Sacramento Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Sacramento Intl.

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Alternative routes for Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Chicago.
Average temperature for January in Chicago
33.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Chicago
0.7 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 8 airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Sacramento 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
$72 $217 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$102 $180 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$121 $182 No cancel fee 83%
Delta
$140 $407 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$143 $360 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$146 $251 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$147 $376 No cancel fee 69%
Southwest
$272 $597 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento towards Chicago.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 83% of SMF to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 8% of SMF to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 5% of SMF to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 4% of SMF to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sacramento to Chicago.
Sunday
10 daily flights
Monday
10 daily flights
Tuesday
10 daily flights
Wednesday
11 daily flights
Thursday
11 daily flights
Friday
11 daily flights
Saturday
7 daily flights
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