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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States - CHI to LAX Last modified: Jun 27, 2016 6:56 AM

Popular flights from Chicago to Los Angeles Last modified: Jun 27, 2016 6:56 AM

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
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 $265
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $265
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $265
Aug 27, 2016 Sep 11, 2016 $265
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $265
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Oct 15, 2016 Oct 29, 2016 $149
Oct 19, 2016 Oct 29, 2016 $149
Oct 25, 2016 Oct 29, 2016 $149
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 28, 2016 Oct 1, 2016 $230
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 25, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $109
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $81
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 26, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 $250
Sep 14, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $250
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 $250

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 $127.

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 $282 $340
7-14 days $262 $320
14-21 days $237 $300
21-30 days $237 $253
30-60 days $109 $174
60-90 days $81 $123
90+ days $119 $165

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
$127 $127 $81 $109 $149 $127 $165

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
June Chicago Los Angeles American 6/29/16 7/13/16 0 $333
July Chicago Los Angeles United 7/14/16 7/19/16 0 $237
August Chicago Los Angeles United 8/31/16 9/20/16 0 $81
September Chicago Los Angeles United 9/21/16 9/27/16 1 $123
October Chicago Los Angeles American 10/28/16 11/1/16 0 $119
November Chicago Los Angeles American 11/5/16 11/8/16 0 $119
December Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 12/3/16 12/10/16 0 $231
January Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 1/11/17 1/17/17 0 $237

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
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$312
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$312 $277
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$277 $237
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$237 $257
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$257 $287
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$287

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 $244.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $228.

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 07:35 22:00
Frontier 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 07:25 07:25
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 06:00 16:05
United 14 14 14 14 14 12 11 05:55 23:29
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 $93.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $213.

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 26 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 195 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 47% 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) Number of flights searched: 303Last modified: Jun 27, 2016 6:56 AM

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 ABQ X X X X X X X
Delta DTW 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 MCI 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 $137
Chicago to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $352
Chicago to Burbank American, Alaska, United $274
Chicago to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $119
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $227
Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $89
Chicago to Ontario American, Alaska, United $174
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $147
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $81

Cheap Domestic Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Milwaukee to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $286
Indianapolis to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $261
Grand Rapids to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $382
Bloomington - Normal to Los Angeles American $284
Madison to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $284
Lansing to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $458
Moline to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $284
South Bend to Los Angeles American, United $334
Peoria to Los Angeles American, United $284
Toledo to Los Angeles American $379
Green Bay to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $412
Springfield to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $284
Appleton to Los Angeles Alaska, United $412
Kalamazoo to Los Angeles American, United $302
Champaign to Los Angeles American $326
Ft Wayne to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $398
Dubuque to Los Angeles American $375
Indianapolis to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $378
Milwaukee to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $346
Milwaukee to Burbank American, Alaska, United $434
Indianapolis to Burbank American, Alaska, United $452
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $81 Round trip from CHI to LAX