Cheap flights from Chicago to Fresno (CHI - FAT)

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The best prices from Chicago to Fresno Airterminal are usually found in September or January, booked 37 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Fresno (FAT)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to FAT flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Fresno flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Fresno.
CHI - FAT
Price
$309 - $563
FAT
Temperature
46.4 - 82.4 °F
FAT
Rainfall
0 - 2.2 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$309

From Chicago (CHI) to Fresno Airterminal

One-way from

$190

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Fresno Airterminal

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Fresno?

Flights from Chicago to Fresno are found to be more expensive on Friday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Fresno.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Fresno (CHI - FAT)?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Fresno at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 15% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 38 days in advance, which can save you up to 50% on flights from Chicago to Fresno compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 38 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $493. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $616.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Fresno?

Our data shows that September tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Fresno from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $418 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $267. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Fresno in August, September 2022

The best prices found for CHI to FAT flights for August, September
7 Sep - 13 Sep
$211pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Sep - 10 Sep
$215pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
6 Sep - 10 Sep
$217pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Fresno 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Fresno from Chicago found for this year
7 Sep - 13 Sep
$211pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Sep - 10 Sep
$215pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
6 Sep - 10 Sep
$217pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Cheap Delta flights from Chicago to Fresno

7 Dec - 11 Dec
$401pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
   
2 STOPS
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Delta
   
2 STOPS
MDW
Chicago Midway
15 Aug - 29 Aug
$481pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Delta
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$504pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
   
2 STOPS
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Delta
   
2 STOPS
MDW
Chicago Midway

Cheap American Airlines flights from Chicago to Fresno

15 Aug - 29 Aug
$396pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Aug - 26 Aug
$446pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Aug - 26 Aug
$455pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Fresno from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Fresno direct flight deals
28 Aug - 2 Sep
$313pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Aug - 5 Sep
$349pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$354pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Fresno

Late deals on round-trip flights to Fresno from Chicago, departing today and this week
18 Aug - 24 Aug
$241pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
18 Aug - 29 Aug
$243pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MDW
Chicago Midway
18 Aug - 24 Aug
$245pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
FAT
Fresno Airterminal
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway

One-way flights to Airterminal from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Fresno
1:00 am - 5:48 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
6h 48m
ORD - FAT
American Airlines
5:10 pm - 5:51 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
26h 41m
ORD - FAT
Multiple Airlines
$192
mytrip.com
1:55 pm - 7:44 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
7h 49m
ORD - FAT
United Airlines
$193
Priceline

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Fresno

What airport do you fly into for flights to Fresno from Chicago?

Fresno Airterminal (FAT) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Chicago to Fresno. You should not have trouble finding flights to Airterminal from Chicago; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 6 airlines have flights to the Fresno airport from Chicago. It is only a 4.8 mi journey from Airterminal (FAT) to Fresno’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Fresno Airterminal have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Chicago to Fresno Airterminal have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Fresno for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Fresno for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $211, but on average you can expect to pay $230.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Fresno for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 6 direct flights from Chicago to Fresno under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Fresno is less than $406.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Fresno for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Fresno within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Fresno?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 3 flights from Chicago to Fresno on average per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Fresno one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Delta, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $143. However, be on the lookout for offers from United Airlines and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Chicago to Fresno for a low price.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Fresno?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Chicago to Fresno? While on average our users pay $758, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $254. The most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Fresno Airterminal), is priced around $217.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Fresno, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Fresno from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Fresno Airterminal within the United States

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Fresno Airterminal.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Fresno Airterminal.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Fresno Airterminal.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Fresno?

Returning to Chicago from Fresno Airterminal

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Fresno Airterminal are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Fresno Airterminal are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Fresno

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

Top 5 airlines flying from Chicago to Fresno Airterminal

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Fresno choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$16 $23 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Delta
$147 $193 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$151 $327 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$247 $404 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$267 $460 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Fresno

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Fresno.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 87% of CHI to FAT departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 12% of CHI to FAT departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to FAT departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of CHI to FAT departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Fresno
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Fresno.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
1 daily flight