Cheap flights from Chicago to Sacramento (CHI - SMF)

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The best prices from Chicago to Sacramento Intl 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)

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
$236 - $371
SMF
Temperature
46.4 - 75.2 °F
SMF
Precipitation
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 (CHI) to Sacramento Intl

One-way from

$102

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Sacramento Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Sacramento?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 32 days in advance to save up to 60% 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 32 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 $362, or $460 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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 34% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

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

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

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

Flights from Chicago to Sacramento lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Sacramento in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $143.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Sacramento in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHI to SMF flights for January, February
28 Jan - 31 Jan
$114pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Jan - 26 Jan
$115pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Jan - 31 Jan
$116pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Sacramento 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sacramento from Chicago found for this year
14 Mar - 23 Mar
$86pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Mar - 30 Mar
$98pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Mar - 9 Mar
$107pp
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

Save time with Chicago to Sacramento direct flight deals
7 Feb - 9 Feb
$298pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Feb - 7 Feb
$302pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Feb - 3 Feb
$306pp
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
25 Jan - 26 Jan
$115pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Jan - 31 Jan
$116pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Jan - 28 Jan
$118pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Sacramento Intl from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Sacramento
7:46 am - 1:37 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
7h 51m
ORD - SMF
Frontier
$102
Kiwi.com
12:30 am - 12:27 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
13h 57m
ORD - SMF
Multiple Airlines
$104
Kiwi.com
5:42 am - 1:05 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
9h 23m
ORD - SMF
Spirit Airlines
$108
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Sacramento</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Sacramento

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 6 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 $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 $86, but on average you can expect to pay $119.

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 $347.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($86), and Frontier ($108) offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Sacramento. Spirit Airlines is 69% 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: Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines.

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: Air Canada (75%), United Airlines (75%), Aer Lingus (66%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Sacramento?

On average you can expect to pay $597 for a flight from Chicago to Sacramento. The cheapest flight overall is $59 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Sacramento Intl) is currently priced at $98.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sacramento, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Sacramento from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Sacramento Intl within the United States

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Sacramento Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Sacramento Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Sacramento Intl.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Sacramento?

Returning to Chicago from Sacramento Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Sacramento

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

Destination information for Sacramento

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Sacramento.
Average temperature for January in Sacramento
55.4 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Sacramento
3.6 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 7 airlines flying from Chicago to Sacramento Intl

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
Spirit Airlines
$64 $178 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$78 $159 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$116 $375 No cancel fee N/A
Sun Country Air
$131 $195 No cancel fee 83%
American Airlines
$143 $317 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$152 $403 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$181 $328 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Sacramento

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Sacramento.
Morning 6 AM to noon 54% of CHI to SMF departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 27% of CHI to SMF departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 17% of CHI to SMF departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 2% of CHI to SMF departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Sacramento
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Sacramento.
Sunday
11 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
7 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
7 daily flights
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