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

SFO — CHI
Feb 12 — Feb 191

The best prices from San Francisco to Chicago are usually found in February or January, booked 25 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to CHI flight in 2023: compare San Francisco to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

SFO - CHI

Price

$265 - $588

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 39% potential price drop
Round-trip from$265From San Francisco to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$61One-way flight from San Francisco to Chicago (CHI)

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

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 30% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

To save up to 36% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 25 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Francisco to Chicago from $488 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $655 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Chicago?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from San Francisco. Prices for February average $437 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $197. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a February flight can save you 34% on your journey compared to booking in June

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Chicago (SFO - CHI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 25% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago in February, March 2023

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One-way flights to Chicago from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Chicago

Delta
7.9
Good
2,090 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.5

Boarding

8.1

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Seats uncomfortablly small for premium economy. They were old and the leg rest I'd not work. Breakfast was patheti. A bottle of activa and some sort of package cske

Delta
7.9
Good
2,090 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,090 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.5

Boarding

8.1

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Seats uncomfortablly small for premium economy. They were old and the leg rest I'd not work. Breakfast was patheti. A bottle of activa and some sort of package cske

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,684 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,090 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.5

Boarding

8.1

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Seats uncomfortablly small for premium economy. They were old and the leg rest I'd not work. Breakfast was patheti. A bottle of activa and some sort of package cske

Frontier
6.1
Okay
539 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,090 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.5

Boarding

8.1

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Seats uncomfortablly small for premium economy. They were old and the leg rest I'd not work. Breakfast was patheti. A bottle of activa and some sort of package cske

Related info for your journey

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

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Chicago?

Located just 11.8 mi from the city center, San Francisco is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Chicago from San Francisco. Booking flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Chicago should be relatively easy as there are 37 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 12 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco 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 Alaska Airlines flying from San Francisco to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $133, but on average you can expect to pay $145.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Chicago is less than $259.

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

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

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 60 flights depart from San Francisco to Chicago on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 13% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 62% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 2% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 23% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Chicago?

Departing from San Francisco to Chicago will take you 10h 42m. The distance from San Francisco to Chicago is about 1851 mi.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Francisco to Chicago round-trip?

Frontier, at $139, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Chicago.. This flight start at 68% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the most popular routes from San Francisco to Chicago?

While some choose either San Francisco - Chicago Midway or San Francisco - Chicago Greater Rockford, San Francisco - Chicago O'Hare Intl is the most popular route from San Francisco to Chicago.

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

The most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to Chicago are Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Chicago on time: Royal Jordanian (96%), British Airways (96%), Gulf Air (93%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $109. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for $134 on average our data indicates $1,221 when flying from San Francisco to Chicago.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Chicago

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Top 9 airlines flying from San Francisco to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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$14Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$129Average$286FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$130Average$322FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$149Average$405FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$160Average$504FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$178Average$462FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Sun Country AirCheapest$185Average$405FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$224Average$460FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Linear Air TaxiCheapest$51,761Average$69,011FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco to Chicago
16%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
73%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
6%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
5%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Chicago

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Chicago
Sunday25daily flights
Monday51daily flights
Tuesday53daily flights
Wednesday42daily flights
Thursday42daily flights
Friday28daily flights
Saturday18daily flights
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