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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago (SFO - CHI)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Chicago are usually found in January or February, booked 42 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

$410
$360
$310
$256
Price
$256 - $370
Temperature
34 - 84 °F
Rainfall
1 - 4 inches
Most popular in December High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price $370 Price for this month
Cheapest price $256 From San Francisco to Chicago

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco to Chicago
Flight duration
4h 29m
Average temperature for December in Chicago
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Chicago
1.2 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago-O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Rockford (RFD)
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Chicago
Sunday
44 daily flights
Monday
75 daily flights
Tuesday
64 daily flights
Wednesday
77 daily flights
Thursday
83 daily flights
Friday
68 daily flights
Saturday
37 daily flights

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Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Chicago flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Chicago

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Chicago?

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

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from San Francisco to Chicago have been viewed 134 times in the past calendar month.

What percent of flights are delayed?

Airlines departing from San Francisco to Chicago can be delayed by up to 49min. or more hours.

How many passenger seats are available on a flight on this route?

Expect 103,739,966 seats to be available on average per day for flights from San Francisco to Chicago.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

United Air Lines Inc. offers the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chicago. Per day you can find on average 246 flights for this route and airline.

How long does the flight from San Francisco to Chicago take?

Travelers can expect a nonstop flight to take approximately 4 hours, flying a distance of about 1,150 miles.

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

Travelers can expect 207 flights from San Francisco to Chicago on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 1% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 47% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 35% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 17% of flight departures

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 84 °F range in July. The weather in Chicago is generally hotter than San Francisco's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.