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

SNA — CHI
Oct 9 — Oct 161

The best prices from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Chicago are usually found in January or October, 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 2022: compare Santa Ana to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

SNA - CHI

Price

$281 - $597

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop
Round-trip from$281From Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$104One-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 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 Santa Ana to Chicago?

To save up to 26% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 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 $362 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $425 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 42% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Santa Ana to Chicago in October, November 2022

The best prices found for SNA to CHI flights for October, November
Nov 3 - Nov 11
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

12h 18m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

15h 56m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 27 - Oct 31
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 08m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 54m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

Oct 15 - Oct 25
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

5h 56m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 07m
$166

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Santa Ana to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Santa Ana found for this year
Nov 3 - Nov 11
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

12h 18m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

15h 56m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 27 - Oct 31
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 08m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 54m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

Oct 15 - Oct 25
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

5h 56m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 07m
$166

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Santa Ana to Chicago

Oct 25 - Nov 1
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

7h 10m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

6h 10m
$169

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 26 - Nov 9
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 20m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

6h 18m
$171

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Oct 27 - Oct 31
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

13h 15m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

2 stops

21h 38m
$175

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

  • 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 41% cheaper than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Spirit Airlines typically cost $411.19 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 27% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Frontier flights from Santa Ana to Chicago

Oct 27 - Oct 31
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 08m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 54m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

Oct 15 - Oct 25
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

5h 56m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 07m
$166

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Oct 15 - Oct 17
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 16m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 54m
$168

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from Santa Ana to Chicago is Frontier. Flights from Frontier traveling this route typically cost $519.46 RT. This price is typically 32% cheaper than other airlines that offer Santa Ana to Chicago flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $219. 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 21% 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
Nov 1 - Nov 2
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 02m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

4h 32m
$252

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 25 - Nov 1
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

4h 06m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

4h 24m
$256

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 25 - Oct 31
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

3h 59m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

4h 32m
$272

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Last minute flights from Santa Ana to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Santa Ana, departing today and this week
Oct 13 - Oct 17
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

10h 20m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

15h 36m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 13 - Oct 18
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 08m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 46m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

Oct 13 - Oct 17
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

10h 20m
MDW

Chicago Midway

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

15h 36m
$168

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

One-way flights to Chicago from Santa Ana

The cheapest one-way flights from Santa Ana to Chicago
Oct 31
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

14h 15m
$73

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 26
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

RFD

Chicago Greater Rockford

1 stop

16h 43m
$74

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 31
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

12h 01m
$77

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

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 26 outbound flights to Chicago per day from 8 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 Frontier for just $164, but on average you can expect to pay $171.

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 $297.

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: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

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

Travelers can expect 2 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 7h 10m. Fly via Frontier or Spirit Airlines 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 $164, Frontier will fly you from Santa Ana to Chicago and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Spirit Airlines for as low as $169. Users have found that Frontier is 61% 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 Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines 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: United Airlines (92%), Air Canada (90%), Scandinavian Airlines (90%).

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 $556, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $138. The most popular route (Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $171.

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$82Average$382FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$119Average$257FlexibilityNo 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$219Average$519FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$227Average$490FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$248Average$469FlexibilityNo 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
30%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
33%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
37%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
Sunday20daily flights
Monday31daily flights
Tuesday26daily flights
Wednesday29daily flights
Thursday22daily flights
Friday30daily flights
Saturday26daily flights