Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Sacramento (SMF)

CHI — SMF
Nov 28 — Dec 51

The best prices from Chicago to Sacramento Intl are usually found in January or September, booked 45 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to SMF flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Sacramento flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sacramento.

CHI - SMF

Price

$291 - $620

SMF

Temperature

46.4 - 75.2 °F

SMF

Rainfall

0 - 3.6 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 30% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop
Round-trip from$291From Chicago (CHI) to Sacramento Intl
One-way from$152One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Sacramento Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Sacramento?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 57% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Chicago to Sacramento 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $468, or $629 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from Chicago to Sacramento lean towards being more expensive in July. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Sacramento in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $178.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to Sacramento at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 44% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap Frontier flights from Chicago to Sacramento

Dec 6 - Dec 7
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

11h 37m
SMF

Sacramento Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

25h 11m
$112

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/20

Dec 6 - Dec 12
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

11h 05m
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

25h 03m
$134

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/21

Dec 6 - Dec 7
MDW

Chicago Midway

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

11h 05m
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

6h 17m
$156

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/20

  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from Chicago to Sacramento is Frontier. Flights from Frontier traveling this route typically cost $546.00 RT. This price is typically 21% cheaper than other airlines that offer Chicago to Sacramento flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $269. Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport is the most common Chicago airport to take off from when flying to Sacramento. Sacramento Intl Airport is the most popular arrival airport in Sacramento. When flying from Chicago to Sacramento, Frontier flights are 23% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Chicago to Sacramento

Dec 14 - Dec 14
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

8h 25m
SMF

Sacramento Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 53m
$116

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/20

Jan 11 - Jan 17
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

11h 22m
SMF

Sacramento Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 23m
$131

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/22

Feb 1 - Feb 7
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

6h 31m
SMF

Sacramento Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 00m
$134

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/21

  • If you’re traveling from Chicago to Sacramento, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Spirit Airlines. Chicago to Sacramento flights are typically 25% cheaper than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Spirit Airlines typically cost $468.20 RT. The cheapest Spirit Airlines flight found for this route was $195. When traveling from Chicago to Sacramento on Spirit Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Sacramento Intl Airport. When flying from Chicago to Sacramento, Spirit Airlines flights are 19% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Related info for your journey

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

What airport do you fly into for flights to Sacramento from Chicago?

Sacramento Intl (SMF) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Chicago to Sacramento. You should not have trouble finding flights to Sacramento Intl from Chicago; the airport handles an average of 7 inbound flights from Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 8 airlines have flights to the Sacramento airport from Chicago. It is only a 9.4 mi journey from Sacramento Intl (SMF) to Sacramento’s city center.

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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Sacramento for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $112, but on average you can expect to pay $144.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Sacramento for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Sacramento under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Sacramento is less than $429.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Sacramento?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 17 flights depart from Chicago to Sacramento on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 29% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 71% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Sacramento?

Departing from Chicago to Sacramento will take you 8h 25m. The distance between Chicago and Sacramento is about 1787 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($112), and Spirit Airlines ($116) offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Sacramento. Frontier is 74% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Sacramento?

Before booking your flight from Chicago to Sacramento check out the most popular airlines for this route: Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines or Delta.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Sacramento?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Chicago to Sacramento on time: Qatar Airways (96%), Scandinavian Airlines (94%), Lufthansa (94%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Sacramento?

On average you can expect to pay $579 for a flight from Chicago to Sacramento. The cheapest flight overall is $117 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sacramento Intl) is currently priced at $131.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Sacramento

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 7 airlines flying 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$67Average$184FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$115Average$280FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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Sun Country AirCheapest$131Average$195FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$195Average$468FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$269Average$546FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$327Average$545FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Sacramento

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago to Sacramento
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
50%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
6%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
43%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Chicago to Sacramento

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Sacramento
Sunday7daily flights
Monday11daily flights
Tuesday12daily flights
Wednesday11daily flights
Thursday1daily flight
Friday8daily flights
Saturday1daily flight