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The best prices from Chicago to Los Angeles are usually found in February or January, booked 54 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

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$256
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$160
Price
$160 - $270
Temperature
68 - 90 °F
Rainfall
0 - 5 inches
Most popular in December High demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $213 Price for this month
Cheapest price $160 From Chicago to Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Los Angeles direct flight deals
14 Dec - 15 Jan
$106pp
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 Dec - 14 Dec
$113pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Jan - 25 Jan
$113pp
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
26 Nov - 3 Dec
$122pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Nov - 9 Dec
$122pp
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Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
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Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Nov - 11 Dec
$148pp
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Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
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Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Alternative routes for Chicago to Los Angeles

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Los Angeles
Flight duration
4h 22m
Average temperature for November in Los Angeles
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Los Angeles
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

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

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Los Angeles
Sunday
49 daily flights
Monday
105 daily flights
Tuesday
98 daily flights
Wednesday
111 daily flights
Thursday
75 daily flights
Friday
72 daily flights
Saturday
35 daily flights

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Los Angeles

How frequent are flights between Chicago and Los Angeles? Almost three dozen nonstop flights connect Chicago to Los Angeles every day, with hundreds more connections available if you're willing to take the time for a stopover. Flights depart beginning at 6 a.m. and keep going till midnight.

How popular is this flight route?

The Chicago to Los Angeles flight path was viewed by 1,478 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What percent of flights are delayed?

Airlines departing from Chicago to Los Angeles can be delayed by up to 29min. or more hours.

How many passenger seats are available on a flight on this route?

Generally, 91,956,546 passengers can be accommodated when flying from Chicago to Los Angeles on commercial airlines.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

While looking for the best option consider United Parcel Service, Inc., our data currently shows that they have the cheapest flight available for the flight path. When traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, generally 15 flights depart for this route daily.

How long does the flight from Chicago to Los Angeles take?

For nonstop trips expect to fly for about 5 hours. The travel distance is approximately 1,087 miles.

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

On average 302 flights depart from Chicago to Los Angeles per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 4% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 31% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 32% 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.

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

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

How long is the flight from Chicago to Los Angeles?

If you catch a nonstop flight from Chicago to Los Angeles, you can expect to spend about four and a half hours in the air. If your flight includes a stopover, add the time spent changing planes to determine your total flight time. Which airlines operate flights from Chicago to Los Angeles? Most of the major U.S. airlines fly between Chicago and Los Angeles. Look for flights with Spirit, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United, and Southwest Airlines.

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Which airports serve Chicago to Los Angeles?

Most of Chicago's air traffic flows through O'Hare International Airport, the second-busiest airport in the country, but Midway International Airport can also serve as your starting point to get to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, you'll find three airports: Los Angeles International Airport, Long Beach Airport and the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

Which direct flight route between Chicago and Los Angeles is cheapest?

Flights from Chicago's biggest airport, O'Hare, to the biggest airport in Los Angeles, LAX, tend to be cheaper than other routes. If you can fly late in the day, you may also find some cheaper choices. Whether you're more interested in fine arts performances, sports or world-class shopping, your vacation in Los Angeles delivers it all under a blissfully sunny sky. A trip to the beach is mandatory, whether you choose Santa Monica, Malibu or some other relaxing haven. Drive through the Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica Mountains to marvel at the only city with a mountain range running through its midst, and look for movie stars' homes while you explore. Don't be surprised if you spot more movie starts while shopping on Beverly Hills' famed Rodeo Drive. In the summertime, head to the Hollywood Bowl for concerts under the stars, or marvel at architect Frank Gehry's amazing Walt Disney Concert Hall as you catch a performance by the L.A. Philharmonic. Just an hour or so of soaking up the sun on the beach may start you wondering whether you should move to Los Angeles. Check out our smart search engines to find the cheapest flights to La La Land.