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Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco (CHI - SFO)

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The best prices from Chicago to San Francisco are usually found in February or January, booked 35 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

CHI - SFO
Price
$269 - $321
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches
Popular in July High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price $277 Average for round-trip flights in April 2020
Round-trip from $269 From Chicago to San Francisco

Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco in April 2020

The best prices found for ORD to SFO flights for April
9 Apr - 13 Apr
$76pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Apr - 17 Apr
$80pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Apr - 23 Apr
$84pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to San Francisco 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Chicago found for this year
10 May - 17 May
$79pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 May - 17 May
$81pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 May - 15 May
$90pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Chicago, departing today and this week
9 Apr - 13 Apr
$76pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Apr - 10 Apr
$90pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Apr - 10 Apr
$129pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to San Francisco from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to San Francisco
10:05 am - 12:55 pm
Japan Airlines
Nonstop
4h 50m
ORD - SFO
Japan Airlines
$140
Flighttix
10:10 am - 12:58 pm
SAS
Nonstop
4h 48m
ORD - SFO
SAS
$169
Flighttix

Alternative routes for Chicago to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to San Francisco
Flight duration
4h 27m
Average temperature for April in San Francisco
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for April in San Francisco
1.1 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago-O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to San Francisco
Sunday
53 daily flights
Monday
69 daily flights
Tuesday
59 daily flights
Wednesday
56 daily flights
Thursday
70 daily flights
Friday
62 daily flights
Saturday
42 daily flights

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to San Francisco flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Chicago to San Francisco, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

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

There are currently just 3 open flights from Chicago to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to San Francisco?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Chicago to San Francisco was viewed by 242 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What percent of flights are delayed?

Airlines departing from Chicago to San Francisco can be delayed by up to 29min. or more hours.

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 San Francisco, generally 15 flights depart for this route daily.

How long does the flight from Chicago to San Francisco take?

Your journey will take you approximately 5 hours. Your flight will cover a distance of about 1,150 miles.

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

On average, you can expect to see 228 flights from Chicago to San Francisco a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 6% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 32% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 38% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 25% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 84 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in San Francisco is generally colder than in Chicago. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.