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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 August or July, booked 14 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
$102 - $291

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 38% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 43% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$102

From Chicago to Los Angeles International

One-way from

$36

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.

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 December, January 2021

The best prices found for CHI to LAX flights for December, January
27 Jan - 1 Feb
$35pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Jan - 14 Jan
$39pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Jan - 14 Jan
$40pp
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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles International from Chicago found for this year
4 Dec - 5 Jan
$41pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Dec - 21 Dec
$44pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Dec - 4 Jan
$47pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 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
6 Jan - 14 Jan
$39pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Jan - 14 Jan
$40pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Jan - 20 Jan
$41pp
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
10 Dec - 17 Dec
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 17 Dec
$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
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$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

One-way flights to Los Angeles International from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Los Angeles International
6:05 am - 8:33 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
4h 28m
ORD - LAX
United Airlines
$36
United
3:49 pm - 3:15 am
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 26m
ORD - LAX
Frontier
$48
Kiwi.com
4:18 am - 12:59 pm
Spirit Airlines
3 Stops
34h 41m
ORD - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$52
Gotogate

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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Los Angeles to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines and Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Chicago to Los Angeles include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Los Angeles have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Chicago to Los Angeles have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $35, but on average you can expect to pay $49.

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 $55.

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.

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

On average 2 flights depart from Chicago to Los Angeles per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% 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 11m. Fly via Spirit Airlines, United 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 are the cheapest airlines flying 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 $39. Another option worth looking into is Frontier, starting at $68 round trip. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 78% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

$15 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, with prices starting from $20 and $36, respectively.

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 09m

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago-O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 8 airlines from Chicago to Los Angeles International

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles International 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
Frontier
$38 $188 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$91 $197 No cancel fee 75%
Spirit Airlines
$69 $201 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$116 $203 N/A 83%
American Airlines
$74 $245 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$54 $248 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$122 $316 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$284 $474 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Los Angeles International

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 61% of CHI to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 22% of CHI to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 16% of CHI to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to LAX departures
Midnight
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Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Los Angeles International
Sunday
38 daily flights
Monday
47 daily flights
Tuesday
31 daily flights
Wednesday
42 daily flights
Thursday
45 daily flights
Friday
40 daily flights
Saturday
21 daily flights