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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 $68 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.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles in July, August 2020

The best prices found for CHI to LAX flights for July, August
28 Jul - 1 Aug
$101pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Jul - 8 Jul
$104pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Jul - 2 Aug
$105pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 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
11 Aug - 18 Aug
$70pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Aug - 16 Aug
$72pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Aug - 19 Aug
$73pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit 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
2 Nov - 10 Nov
$102pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Oct - 21 Oct
$103pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Aug - 9 Aug
$109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American 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
23 Jun - 1 Jul
$192pp
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 Jun - 7 Jul
$197pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Jun - 8 Jul
$198pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
4:00 am - 12:56 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
10h 56m
ORD - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$68
FlyFar
1:20 pm - 1:13 pm
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
25h 53m
ORD - LAX
Sun Country Air
4:45 am - 4:21 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
13h 36m
ORD - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$77
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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 $70, but on average you can expect to pay $85.

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 $119.

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.

How popular is this flight route?

The Chicago to Los Angeles flight path was viewed by 1,685 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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.

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.

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
Average temperature for July in Los Angeles
87.8 °F

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 53% of CHI to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 40% of CHI to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% 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
46 daily flights
Monday
62 daily flights
Tuesday
57 daily flights
Wednesday
62 daily flights
Thursday
65 daily flights
Friday
57 daily flights
Saturday
52 daily flights