Cheap flights from Sacramento (SMF) to Chicago (CHI)

SMF — CHI
Oct 9 — Oct 161

The best prices from Sacramento Intl to Chicago are usually found in January or October, booked 27 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

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

$308 - $623

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 30% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop
Round-trip from$308From Sacramento Intl to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$115One-way flight from Sacramento Intl to Chicago (CHI)

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.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 27 days in advance to save up to 42% 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 27 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 $464, or $642 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 June. For low rates, October can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Sacramento in October are about $406 on average during October, but can be found for as low as $157.

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 33% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to Chicago in October, November 2022

The best prices found for SMF to CHI flights for October, November
Nov 1 - Nov 4
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

12h 48m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

16h 01m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

Nov 16 - Nov 29
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

6h 19m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

10h 56m
$165

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Nov 16 - Dec 2
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

6h 19m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

11h 05m
$166

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Sacramento to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Sacramento found for this year
Nov 1 - Nov 4
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

12h 48m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

16h 01m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

Nov 16 - Nov 29
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

6h 19m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

10h 56m
$165

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Nov 16 - Dec 2
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

6h 19m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

11h 05m
$166

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Sacramento to Chicago

Oct 12 - Oct 19
SMF

Sacramento Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 42m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

11h 15m
$177

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/10/22

Oct 25 - Oct 29
SMF

Sacramento Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 42m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

6h 28m
$179

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/10/22

Nov 9 - Nov 16
SMF

Sacramento Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

11h 31m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

12h 13m
$182

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/10/22

  • If you’re traveling from Sacramento to Chicago, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Spirit Airlines. Sacramento to Chicago flights are typically 30% cheaper than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Spirit Airlines typically cost $597.38 RT. The cheapest Spirit Airlines flight found for this route was $272. When traveling from Sacramento to Chicago on Spirit Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is Sacramento Intl Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport. When flying from Sacramento to Chicago, Spirit Airlines flights are 18% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Frontier flights from Sacramento to Chicago

Nov 1 - Nov 4
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

12h 48m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

16h 01m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

Nov 16 - Nov 29
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

6h 19m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

10h 56m
$165

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Nov 16 - Dec 2
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

6h 19m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

11h 05m
$166

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from Sacramento to Chicago is Frontier. Flights from Frontier traveling this route typically cost $534.59 RT. This price is typically 31% cheaper than other airlines that offer Sacramento to Chicago flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $256. Sacramento Intl Airport is the most common Sacramento airport to take off from when flying to Chicago. Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport is the most popular arrival airport in Chicago. When flying from Sacramento to Chicago, Frontier flights are 17% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Sacramento

Save time with Sacramento to Chicago direct flight deals
Nov 2 - Nov 9
SMF

Sacramento Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 02m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SMF

Sacramento Intl

Nonstop

4h 42m
$300

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Nov 1 - Nov 8
SMF

Sacramento Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 03m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SMF

Sacramento Intl

Nonstop

4h 42m
$315

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Nov 5 - Nov 12
SMF

Sacramento Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 02m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SMF

Sacramento Intl

Nonstop

4h 42m
$330

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

Last minute flights from Sacramento to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Sacramento, departing today and this week
Oct 11 - Nov 15
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

12h 48m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

11h 02m
$168

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Oct 12 - Oct 17
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

14h 53m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

18h 50m
$172

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Oct 11 - Nov 15
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

2 stops

21h 05m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

16h 05m
$173

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

One-way flights to Chicago from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Chicago
Nov 16
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

6h 19m
$80

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Jan 11
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

6h 16m
$84

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Oct 18
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

14h 36m
$86

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

Related info for your journey

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

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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $164, but on average you can expect to pay $176.

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 $375.

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?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday.

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

Per day, 4 flights depart from Sacramento to Chicago on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Sacramento to Chicago?

Airlines like Frontier and Spirit Airlines fly from Sacramento to Chicago in about 7h 41m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 5h 07m. There are 1787 mi between Sacramento and Chicago. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sacramento to Chicago round-trip from $164. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Spirit Airlines. Frontier is 62% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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.

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 American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

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: Air Canada (90%), Scandinavian Airlines (90%), Lufthansa (90%).

What are the cheapest flights from Sacramento to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $195. While the most popular route (Sacramento Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for $174 on average our data indicates $632 when flying from Sacramento to Chicago.

Alternative routes for Sacramento to Chicago

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

Top 8 airlines flying 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$96Average$310FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$114Average$263FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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Sun Country AirCheapest$121Average$182FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$221Average$492FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$225Average$560FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$244Average$366FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$256Average$535FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento to Chicago
32%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
48%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
10%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
10%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday10daily flights
Monday13daily flights
Tuesday12daily flights
Wednesday11daily flights
Thursday10daily flights
Friday10daily flights
Saturday9daily flights