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The best prices from Sacramento 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)

SMF - CHI
Price
$246 - $347
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 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 to Chicago

One-way from

$70

One-way flight from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Chicago?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 33% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Sacramento to Chicago at least 20 days early can save you up to 48% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 20 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Sacramento to Chicago for as little as $213 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $293 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Chicago from Sacramento average $182. You can even find prices in August for less than $182, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $64. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Sacramento. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 34%.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Sacramento to Chicago in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 44% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to Chicago in December, January 2021

The best prices found for SMF to CHI flights for December, January
13 Dec - 15 Jan
$68pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
17 Dec - 21 Dec
$71pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
28 Dec - 1 Jan
$73pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Sacramento found for this year
13 Dec - 15 Jan
$68pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
17 Dec - 21 Dec
$71pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
28 Dec - 1 Jan
$73pp
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
6 Dec - 9 Dec
$207pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
10 Dec - 24 Dec
$242pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
13 Dec - 12 Jan
$267pp
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
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$110pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$113pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
10 Dec - 24 Dec
$117pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Chicago
1:52 am - 12:14 pm
Major Airline
2 Stops
8h 22m
SMF - ORD
Major Airline
$70
StudentUniverse
2:13 pm - 1:03 am
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 50m
SMF - ORD
Frontier
$74
Kiwi.com
3:40 pm - 3:14 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
9h 34m
SMF - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$78
CheapTickets.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sacramento to Chicago flights.

Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento Intl to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines, Southwest, and Delta are some of the many airlines that have done so. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Sacramento Intl to Chicago. Policies will vary by airline.

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 Frontier for just $68, but on average you can expect to pay $96.

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 $351.

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 days are nonstop flights available from Sacramento to Chicago?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

Is Sacramento weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Temperatures around the 95 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in Chicago is colder than in Sacramento. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Sacramento to Chicago?

Delta, Frontier, and Spirit Airlines can get you from Sacramento to Chicago in just under 6h 10m. Your travel time can differ by up to 1h 39m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Frontier, at $68, was found to be the cheapest airline from Sacramento to Chicago. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Spirit Airlines. Frontier is 76% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Sacramento to Chicago are Frontier ($34), Spirit Airlines ($42), and Major Airline ($70).

Alternative routes for Sacramento to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Sacramento to Chicago
Average temperature for December in Chicago
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Chicago
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 8 airlines from Sacramento 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
Frontier
$102 $180 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$121 $182 N/A 83%
Spirit Airlines
$72 $217 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$146 $251 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$143 $360 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$147 $376 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$140 $407 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$272 $597 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to Chicago

Morning 6 AM to noon 90% of SMF to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 9% of SMF to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SMF to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SMF to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento to Chicago
Sunday
7 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
8 daily flights
Wednesday
10 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
8 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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