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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 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 (LAX)

CHI - LAX
Price
$160 - $291
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches
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
One-way from $47 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 27% 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 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 within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $87.

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 September, with the cheapest ticket starting at $46.

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 afternoon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles in September, October 2020

The best prices found for CHI to LAX flights for September, October
31 Oct - 5 Nov
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 31 Oct
$64pp
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 Oct - 31 Oct
$65pp
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 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Chicago found for this year
31 Oct - 5 Nov
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$63pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 31 Oct
$64pp
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 from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Los Angeles direct flight deals
26 Oct - 31 Oct
$64pp
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 Oct - 31 Oct
$65pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Oct - 31 Oct
$67pp
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 Sep - 31 Oct
$69pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Sep - 29 Sep
$79pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Sep - 28 Sep
$81pp
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 from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Los Angeles
1:25 pm - 3:46 pm
Major Airline
Nonstop
4h 21m
ORD - LAX
Major Airline
$47
StudentUniverse
9:43 am - 12:08 pm
British Airways
Nonstop
4h 25m
ORD - LAX
British Airways
$56
Travelgenio
3:00 am - 2:39 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
13h 39m
ORD - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$71
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $48, but on average you can expect to pay $75.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Los Angeles is less than $80.

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

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

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 32m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $48. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Currently priced at $48, 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 77% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles 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 and British Airways, with prices starting from $46 and $56, respectively.

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 16m
Average temperature for September in Los Angeles
87.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Los Angeles
0.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Los Angeles

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 48% of CHI to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 27% of CHI to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 23% of CHI to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 2% of CHI to LAX departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Los Angeles
Sunday
55 daily flights
Monday
54 daily flights
Tuesday
54 daily flights
Wednesday
54 daily flights
Thursday
56 daily flights
Friday
56 daily flights
Saturday
52 daily flights
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