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

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The best prices from Chicago to Los Angeles 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 (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to LAX flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
CHI - LAX
Price
$102 - $291
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches

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

One-way from

$70

One-way flight from Chicago to Los Angeles

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?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 26% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 20% 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 within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $75.

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

Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $43.

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

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 12% on flights from Chicago to Los Angeles by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CHI to LAX flights for May, June
19 May - 19 May
$106pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jun - 16 Jun
$109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 20 May
$113pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Chicago found for this year
19 May - 19 May
$106pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jun - 16 Jun
$109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 20 May
$113pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Los Angeles direct flight deals
5 Jun - 16 Jun
$109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jun - 16 Jun
$114pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 May - 19 May
$115pp
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

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Chicago, departing today and this week
12 May - 14 May
$115pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 May - 14 May
$116pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 May - 18 May
$119pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Los Angeles
4:57 pm - 11:10 am
Frontier
1 Stop
20h 13m
ORD - LAX
Frontier
$70
Kiwi.com
3:35 pm - 6:08 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
4h 33m
ORD - LAX
United Airlines
$77
United
12:03 pm - 2:37 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 34m
ORD - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$85
BudgetAir

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Los Angeles</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Los Angeles

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.

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

Most people fly into Los Angeles (LAX) if they book a flight to Los Angeles from Chicago. On average, Los Angeles has 37 inbound flights from Chicago per day from 9 airlines. Los Angeles is conveniently located just 9.4 mi from Los Angeles’s city center.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $106, but on average you can expect to pay $120.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Los Angeles is less than $124.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Los Angeles for under $200?

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

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

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

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

On average 22 flights depart from Chicago to Los Angeles per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 5% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 23% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 73% 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?

A quick flight from Chicago to Los Angeles can take about 4h 26m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $109. There are 1750 mi between Chicago and Los Angeles. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Currently priced at $109, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Los Angeles and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 39% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$49 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 Frontier and United Airlines, with prices starting from $57 and $77, respectively.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Los Angeles

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

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Flight duration
4h 12m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 8 airlines flying from Chicago to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles 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 No cancel fee 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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Los Angeles.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 47% of CHI to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 27% of CHI to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 15% of CHI to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 11% of CHI to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Sunday
33 daily flights
Monday
52 daily flights
Tuesday
42 daily flights
Wednesday
54 daily flights
Thursday
30 daily flights
Friday
32 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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