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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

$92

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 99% by booking at least 61 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 $416.

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 November, December 2020

The best prices found for CHI to SMF flights for November, December
20 Dec - 4 Jan
$68pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Dec - 17 Dec
$71pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Dec - 17 Dec
$73pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Sacramento 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sacramento from Chicago found for next year
20 Dec - 4 Jan
$68pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Dec - 17 Dec
$71pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Dec - 17 Dec
$73pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Sacramento from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Sacramento direct flight deals
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$207pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Dec - 18 Dec
$262pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Dec - 22 Dec
$267pp
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

Late deals on round-trip flights to Sacramento from Chicago, departing today and this week
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$68pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$79pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 17 Dec
$82pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Sacramento from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Sacramento
3:59 pm - 6:50 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
16h 51m
ORD - SMF
Spirit Airlines
$92
CheapTickets.com
4:20 pm - 2:42 am
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 22m
ORD - SMF
Frontier
12:40 am - 3:05 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
28h 25m
ORD - SMF
Multiple Airlines
$97
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Sacramento flights.

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 Frontier for just $56, but on average you can expect to pay $83.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Sacramento for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Sacramento under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Sacramento is less than $334.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Sacramento?

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

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

On average, you can expect to see 5 flights from Chicago to Sacramento Intl a day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% 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 $111, 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 $56. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Spirit Airlines. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Sacramento for 80% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

$34 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 $42 and $100, respectively.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Sacramento

Destination information for Sacramento

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Sacramento
Average temperature for November in Sacramento
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Sacramento
1.6 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 7 airlines from Chicago to Sacramento

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Sacramento 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
$78 $159 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$64 $178 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$131 $195 N/A 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 85% of CHI to SMF departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 14% of CHI to SMF departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to SMF departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of CHI to SMF departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Sacramento
Sunday
6 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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