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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)

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

$36

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 72% by booking at least 33 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 $375.

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 August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $107.

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 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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles 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 from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Los Angeles 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

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles 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
9 Dec - 11 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 from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Los Angeles
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 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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $35, but on average you can expect to pay $47.

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 $55.

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.

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

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

How many flights depart from Chicago to Los Angeles 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?

A quick flight from Chicago to Los Angeles can take about 4h 11m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $52. There are 1750 mi between Chicago and Los Angeles. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Los Angeles round-trip?

Currently priced at $39, 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. Check Cheapflights for deals on Frontier for as low as $68. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 78% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles 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

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Los Angeles
Flight duration
4h 06m
Average temperature for December in Los Angeles
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Los Angeles
1.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 8 airlines 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 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

Morning 6 AM to noon 38% of CHI to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 35% of CHI to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 24% of CHI to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of CHI to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Los Angeles
Sunday
35 daily flights
Monday
41 daily flights
Tuesday
35 daily flights
Wednesday
44 daily flights
Thursday
35 daily flights
Friday
37 daily flights
Saturday
19 daily flights
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