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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States - CHI to LAX Last modified: Jul 29, 2016 1:21 AM

Popular flights from Chicago to Los Angeles Last modified: Jul 29, 2016 1:21 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.

United
CHILAX
Mon 10/31
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 11/8
nonstop
$101
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Spirit
CHILAX
Sat 9/3
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 9/20
nonstop
$107
Select
Spirit
CHILAX
Wed 9/7
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 9/20
nonstop
$107
Select
Spirit
CHILAX
Wed 9/7
nonstop
LAXCHI
Thu 9/8
nonstop
$107
Select
Spirit
CHILAX
Sat 9/10
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 9/20
nonstop
$107
Select
Spirit
CHILAX
Sun 9/11
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 9/20
nonstop
$107
Select
American
CHILAX
Fri 9/16
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 9/20
nonstop
$119
Select
American
CHILAX
Tue 11/1
nonstop
LAXCHI
Thu 11/10
nonstop
$119
Select
Frontier
CHILAX
Tue 11/1
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 11/8
nonstop
$127
Select
Frontier
CHILAX
Tue 11/1
nonstop
LAXCHI
Wed 11/2
nonstop
$127
Select
Frontier
CHILAX
Tue 11/1
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 11/15
nonstop
$127
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Frontier
CHILAX
Tue 11/1
nonstop
LAXCHI
Wed 11/16
nonstop
$127
Select
Frontier
CHILAX
Wed 11/2
nonstop
LAXCHI
Wed 11/9
nonstop
$127
Select
Virgin America
CHILAX
Wed 10/19
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 10/25
nonstop
$214
Select
Alaska
CHILAX
Wed 8/31
1 stop
LAXCHI
Wed 9/7
1 stop
$263
Select
Alaska
CHILAX
Sat 10/29
1 stop
LAXCHI
Mon 11/7
1 stop
$263
Select

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 $111.

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 $327 $320
7-14 days $157 $240
14-21 days $147 $209
21-30 days $127 $165
30-60 days $107 $123
60-90 days $119 $165
90+ days $101 $123

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
$129 $107 $107 $107 $107 $107 $107

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
July Chicago Los Angeles United 7/29/16 8/16/16 0 $430
August Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 8/23/16 8/24/16 0 $127
September Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 9/3/16 9/20/16 0 $107
October Chicago Los Angeles United 10/31/16 11/8/16 0 $101
November Chicago Los Angeles American 11/1/16 11/10/16 0 $119
December Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 12/3/16 12/10/16 1 $232
January Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 1/10/17 1/21/17 1 $232
February Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 2/14/17 2/28/17 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
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$207
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$207 $167
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$167 $147
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$147 $172
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$172 $182
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$182

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 $210.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $169.

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 07:45 07:45
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 06:00 16:05
United 11 12 12 12 12 9 9 06:02 22:40
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 $103.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $163.

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 24 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 179 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 43% 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: 278Last modified: Jul 29, 2016 1:21 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 MSP 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 $123
Chicago to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $358
Chicago to Burbank American, Alaska, United $314
Chicago to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $133
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $157
Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $87
Chicago to Ontario American, Alaska, United $174
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $127
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $77

Cheap Domestic Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Milwaukee to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
Indianapolis to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
Grand Rapids to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $314
Bloomington - Normal to Los Angeles American $284
Madison to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $264
Lansing to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $390
Moline to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $284
South Bend to Los Angeles United $304
Peoria to Los Angeles American, United $284
Toledo to Los Angeles American $325
Green Bay to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $412
Springfield to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $284
Appleton to Los Angeles Alaska, United $397
Kalamazoo to Los Angeles American, United $304
Champaign to Los Angeles American $325
Ft Wayne to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $363
Dubuque to Los Angeles American $325
Indianapolis to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $284
Milwaukee to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $341
Milwaukee to Burbank American, Alaska, United $352
Indianapolis to Burbank American, Alaska, United $284
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $101 Round trip from CHI to LAX