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Cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles International (CHI - LAX)

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The best prices from Chicago to Los Angeles International are usually found in February or September, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Los Angeles International (LAX)

CHI - LAX
Price
$160 - $291
Popular in December High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop
Round-trip from $160 From Chicago to Los Angeles International
One-way from $34 One-way flight from Chicago to Los Angeles International
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 Los Angeles International?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles International. 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 Los Angeles International.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles International?

Find a great deal and save up to 8% by booking at least 17 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Chicago to Los Angeles International within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $87.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles International?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to Los Angeles International. Flights to Los Angeles International from Chicago in September are about $95 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $46.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles International (CHI - LAX)?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles International in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 12% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles International in August, September 2020

The best prices found for CHI to LAX flights for August, September
30 Jul - 6 Aug
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Aug - 19 Aug
$49pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Aug - 16 Aug
$50pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Los Angeles International 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles International from Chicago found for this year
30 Jul - 6 Aug
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Aug - 19 Aug
$49pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Aug - 16 Aug
$50pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles International from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Los Angeles International direct flight deals
30 Jul - 6 Aug
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Aug - 17 Aug
$49pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Aug - 16 Aug
$50pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Los Angeles International

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles International from Chicago, departing today and this week
28 Jul - 2 Aug
$51pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Jul - 30 Jul
$53pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Jul - 30 Jul
$54pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Los Angeles International from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Los Angeles International
8:05 am - 10:22 am
Major Airline
Nonstop
4h 17m
ORD - LAX
Major Airline
$34
StudentUniverse
5:11 am - 3:36 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
24h 25m
ORD - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$56
Kiwi.com
4:14 pm - 6:00 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
27h 46m
ORD - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$57
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Los Angeles International flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Los Angeles International

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Los Angeles due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Los Angeles for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Los Angeles International for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Los Angeles International for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $48, but on average you can expect to pay $57.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles International for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles International under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Los Angeles International is less than $63.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Los Angeles International for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Los Angeles International within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Los Angeles?

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

How many flights depart from Chicago to Los Angeles International on average per day?

On average 12 flights depart from Chicago to Los Angeles per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 33% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 33% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 33% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Los Angeles?

Expect the weather to be around 90 °F on average in August. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Los Angeles is generally hotter than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Los Angeles International?

There are many flights that can get you from Chicago to Los Angeles International in 4h 25m. Fly via Spirit Airlines or Delta to get the fastest option. Chicago and Los Angeles International are separated by a distance of 1750 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles International round-trip?

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Los Angeles International, with prices starting at $48. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 77% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles International one-way?

$24 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Major Airline, with prices from $34.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Los Angeles International

Destination information for Los Angeles International

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Los Angeles International
Flight duration
4h 16m

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Los Angeles International

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 44% of CHI to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 30% of CHI to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 24% of CHI to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 2% of CHI to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Los Angeles International
Sunday
44 daily flights
Monday
63 daily flights
Tuesday
62 daily flights
Wednesday
61 daily flights
Thursday
50 daily flights
Friday
61 daily flights
Saturday
43 daily flights