Cheap flights from Chicago to Sacramento (CHI - SMF)

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The best prices from Chicago to Sacramento are usually found in August or July, booked 54 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Sacramento (SMF)

CHI - SMF
Price
$236 - $371
SMF
Temperature
55.4 - 95 °F
SMF
Rainfall
0 - 3.6 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$236

From Chicago to Sacramento

One-way from

$56

One-way flight from Chicago to Sacramento

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 Sacramento?

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 29% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 7% by booking at least 35 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 Sacramento within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $99.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Sacramento?

Flights from Chicago to Sacramento lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Sacramento in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $48.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Sacramento (CHI - SMF)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Chicago to Sacramento at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 35% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Sacramento in March, April 2021

26 Apr - 4 May
$69pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Apr - 20 Apr
$73pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Apr - 14 Apr
$76pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Sacramento 2021 flight deals

1 May - 10 May
$69pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 May - 10 May
$72pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Apr - 20 Apr
$73pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Sacramento from Chicago

19 May - 26 May
$197pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Apr - 20 Apr
$225pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
31 Mar - 3 Apr
$251pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Sacramento

13 Mar - 17 Mar
$120pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 Mar - 15 Mar
$121pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 Mar - 15 Mar
$129pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Sacramento from Chicago

6:44 am - 2:41 pm
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
9h 57m
ORD - SMF
Spirit Airlines
$56
CheapTickets.com
8:27 am - 2:02 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
7h 35m
ORD - SMF
Frontier
$75
FlightNetwork
2:10 am - 2:22 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
38h 12m
ORD - SMF
Multiple Airlines
$83
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Sacramento

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Chicago to Sacramento Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Sacramento for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $69, but on average you can expect to pay $90.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Sacramento under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Sacramento is less than $309.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Sacramento?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 4 flights from Chicago to Sacramento Intl a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 25% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 75% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Sacramento?

With an average temperature of 95 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Sacramento are hotter than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Sacramento?

For as low as $110, Frontier can have you in Sacramento from Chicago in 6h 55m. The distance from Chicago to Sacramento is about 1787 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Chicago to Sacramento round-trip from $69. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Frontier. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Sacramento for 75% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

$32 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, with prices from $39.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Sacramento

Destination information for Sacramento

Average temperature for March in Sacramento
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Sacramento
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 7 airlines flying from Chicago to Sacramento

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$78 $159 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$64 $178 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$131 $195 No cancel fee 83%
American Airlines
$143 $317 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$181 $328 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$116 $375 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$152 $403 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Sacramento

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 40% of CHI to SMF departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 33% of CHI to SMF departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 26% of CHI to SMF departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to SMF departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Sacramento
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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