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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States - CHI to LAX

Popular flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 4, 2016 May 10, 2016 $252
May 6, 2016 May 10, 2016 $252
May 7, 2016 May 10, 2016 $252
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 11, 2016 May 17, 2016 $201
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 21, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $208
May 25, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $208
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $208
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 14, 2016 May 22, 2016 $124
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 21, 2016 May 24, 2016 $195
May 21, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $195
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 13, 2016 May 21, 2016 $232

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to Los Angeles (CHI to LAX)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Los Angeles, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $180.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to Los Angeles (CHI to LAX)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $178 $231
7-14 days $124 $204
14-21 days $154 $195
21-30 days $208 $220
30-60 days $213 $206
60-90 days $237 $274
90+ days $208 $220

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Los Angeles

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$232 $149 $187 $187 $162 $124 $222

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to Los Angeles

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 5/14/16 5/22/16 0 $124
June Chicago Los Angeles United 6/3/16 6/8/16 1 $206
July Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 7/26/16 7/28/16 0 $237
August Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 8/24/16 8/31/16 0 $208
September Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 9/3/16 9/7/16 0 $208
October Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 10/1/16 10/5/16 0 $208
November Chicago Los Angeles American 11/21/16 11/25/16 1 $274
December Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 12/1/16 12/9/16 0 $277

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Chicago to Los Angeles

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$217
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$217 $187
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$187 $177
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$177 $237
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$237 $233
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$233

TIPSave $11 by flying into San Diego instead of Los Angeles from Chicago

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles (CHI to LAX)

Your Chicago to Los Angeles flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $266.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $250.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to Los Angeles
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 07:20 22:00
Frontier 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 08:00 08:00
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 06:00 16:05
United 11 11 11 11 11 8 8 06:00 22:35
Virgin America 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 09:15 17:25

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles (CHI to LAX)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Chicago to Los Angeles. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $112.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $245.

Chicago to Los Angeles Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to Los Angeles?
Answer: The average Chicago to Los Angeles flight time is 4 hours and 27 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and Los Angeles?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Los Angeles is 1740 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles?
Answer: There are 169 direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles?
Answer: United Airlines provides 42% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Los Angeles.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Los Angeles?
Answer: Denver, CO

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Los Angeles (CHI to LAX)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to Los Angeles with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Chicago to Los Angeles
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American DEN X X X X X X X
Delta ATL X X X X X X X
Frontier - X X X X
Spirit - X X X X X X X
Spirit LAS X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United DEN X X X X X X X
Virgin America - X X X X X X X
Virgin America SFO X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Chicago and Los Angeles, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Chicago to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $300
Chicago to Burbank American, Alaska, United $274
Chicago to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $248
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $187
Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $167
Chicago to Ontario American, Alaska, United $214
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $127
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $94

Cheap Domestic Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Milwaukee to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $261
Indianapolis to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $187
Grand Rapids to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $360
Bloomington - Normal to Los Angeles American $294
Madison to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $336
Lansing to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $366
Moline to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $314
South Bend to Los Angeles United $354
Peoria to Los Angeles American, United $314
Toledo to Los Angeles American $355
Green Bay to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $472
Springfield to Los Angeles American, United $442
Appleton to Los Angeles Alaska, United $482
Kalamazoo to Los Angeles American, United $296
Champaign to Los Angeles American $355
Ft Wayne to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $382
Dubuque to Los Angeles American $420
Indianapolis to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $326
Milwaukee to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $414
Milwaukee to Burbank American, Alaska, United $434
Indianapolis to Burbank American, Alaska, United $325
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $124 Round trip from CHI to LAX