Cheap flights from Santa Ana (SNA) to Chicago (CHI)

SNA — CHI
Jan 31 — Feb 71

The best prices from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Chicago are usually found in February or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Santa Ana (SNA) to Chicago (CHI)

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

SNA - CHI

Price

$327 - $597

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop
Round-trip from$327From Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$73One-way flight from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Chicago (CHI)

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

Users have found that flying from Santa Ana to Chicago on a Sunday 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 Santa Ana to Chicago?

To save up to 29% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 31 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Santa Ana to Chicago from $377 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $481 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Santa Ana to Chicago?

Flights from Santa Ana to Chicago lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Santa Ana to Chicago in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $85.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Santa Ana to Chicago (SNA - CHI)?

When flying from Santa Ana to Chicago, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 39% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Santa Ana to Chicago in January, February 2023

The best prices found for SNA to CHI flights for January, February
Feb 9 - Feb 14
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

8h 50m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

9h 58m
$106

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 28 - Mar 1
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

5h 34m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

9h 58m
$108

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 22 - Mar 1
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 28m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

9h 58m
$110

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Santa Ana to Chicago 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Santa Ana found for this year
Feb 9 - Feb 14
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

8h 50m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

9h 58m
$106

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 28 - Mar 1
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

5h 34m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

9h 58m
$108

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 22 - Mar 1
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 28m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

9h 58m
$110

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Santa Ana to Chicago

Feb 9 - Feb 14
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

8h 50m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

9h 58m
$106

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 28 - Mar 1
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

5h 34m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

9h 58m
$108

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 22 - Mar 1
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 28m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

9h 58m
$110

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

  • If you’re traveling from Santa Ana to Chicago, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Spirit Airlines. Santa Ana to Chicago flights are typically 26% cheaper than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Spirit Airlines typically cost $411.20 RT. The cheapest Spirit Airlines flight found for this route was $183. When traveling from Santa Ana to Chicago on Spirit Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport. When flying from Santa Ana to Chicago, Spirit Airlines flights are 29% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Frontier flights from Santa Ana to Chicago

Feb 7 - Feb 8
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

19h 53m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

16h 45m
$114

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Feb 7 - Feb 10
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

25h 39m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

17h 33m
$125

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 1 - Feb 7
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

24h 29m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

24h 11m
$126

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from Santa Ana to Chicago is Frontier. Flights from Frontier traveling this route typically cost $513.71 RT. This price is typically 22% cheaper than other airlines that offer Santa Ana to Chicago flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $223. Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport is the most common Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana to Chicago, Frontier flights are 23% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Santa Ana

Save time with Santa Ana to Chicago direct flight deals
Feb 24 - Feb 27
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

3h 58m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

4h 40m
$228

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Apr 20 - Apr 25
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 03m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

4h 31m
$253

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

May 4 - May 7
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 03m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

4h 40m
$258

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Last minute flights from Santa Ana to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Santa Ana, departing today and this week
Jan 31 - Feb 8
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

12h 54m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

6h 44m
$116

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 1 - Feb 6
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 17m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

13h 01m
$119

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Jan 31 - Feb 1
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 17m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

12h 22m
$125

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

One-way flights to Chicago from Santa Ana

The cheapest one-way flights from Santa Ana to Chicago
Feb 9
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

8h 50m
$54

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 8
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

7h 11m
$55

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 7
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

24h 01m
$56

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Chicago

Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.2

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Security in MCO was horrible. Wait time said 30 mins but line didn’t even move for 40 mins, only 1 exray machine running!

Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.2

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Security in MCO was horrible. Wait time said 30 mins but line didn’t even move for 40 mins, only 1 exray machine running!

Allegiant Air
7.5
Good
95 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.2

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Security in MCO was horrible. Wait time said 30 mins but line didn’t even move for 40 mins, only 1 exray machine running!

Spirit Airlines
6.9
Okay
707 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.2

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Security in MCO was horrible. Wait time said 30 mins but line didn’t even move for 40 mins, only 1 exray machine running!

Frontier
6.1
Okay
536 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.2

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Security in MCO was horrible. Wait time said 30 mins but line didn’t even move for 40 mins, only 1 exray machine running!

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Santa Ana to Chicago flights.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Santa Ana to Chicago?

Most people fly from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty (SNA) if they book a flight from Santa Ana to Chicago. On average, J. Wayne/Orange Cnty has 20 outbound flights to Chicago per day from 7 airlines. Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty is conveniently located just 4.8 mi from Santa Ana’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty 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 Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Santa Ana to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Santa Ana to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $106, but on average you can expect to pay $123.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Santa Ana to Chicago under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Santa Ana to Chicago is less than $302.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Santa Ana to Chicago?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 12 flights from Santa Ana to Chicago on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Santa Ana to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Santa Ana to Chicago in 8h 50m. Fly via Spirit Airlines or Frontier to get the fastest option. There are 1732 mi between Santa Ana and Chicago. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Currently priced at $106, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Santa Ana to Chicago and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Frontier for as low as $114. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 75% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the most popular routes from Santa Ana to Chicago?

The most popular route from Santa Ana to Chicago is Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty - Chicago O'Hare Intl. You may also consider Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty - Chicago Midway or Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty - Chicago Greater Rockford.

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

Consider American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Santa Ana to Chicago.

What are the most reliable airlines from Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana to Chicago on time: Aer Lingus (90%), United Airlines (88%), Air Canada (87%).

What are the cheapest flights from Santa Ana to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Santa Ana to Chicago? While on average our users pay $636, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $139. The most popular route (Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $108.

Alternative routes for Santa Ana to Chicago

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Top 7 airlines flying from Santa Ana to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Santa Ana 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$16Average$19FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$95Average$313FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$119Average$255FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$183Average$411FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$223Average$514FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$229Average$462FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$248Average$502FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Santa Ana to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Santa Ana to Chicago
0%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
84%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
16%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Santa Ana to Chicago

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Santa Ana to Chicago
Sunday11daily flights
Monday26daily flights
Tuesday19daily flights
Wednesday25daily flights
Thursday22daily flights
Friday23daily flights
Saturday19daily flights
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