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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States - CHI to LAX Last modified: May 26, 2016 12:52 AM

Popular flights from Chicago to Los Angeles Last modified: May 26, 2016 12:52 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
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $366
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 17, 2016 Aug 22, 2016 $208
Aug 20, 2016 Aug 22, 2016 $208
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 18, 2016 Jul 4, 2016 $198
Jun 18, 2016 Jun 27, 2016 $198
Jun 18, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 $198
Jun 18, 2016 Jun 22, 2016 $198
Jun 18, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 $198
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $185
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 $157
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $247
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $247
Sep 3, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 $247
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $247
Sep 13, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $247

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 $191.

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 $248 $285
7-14 days $157 $229
14-21 days $192 $235
21-30 days $190 $230
30-60 days $225 $236
60-90 days $208 $220
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
$187 $217 $208 $192 $157 $187 $187

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 5/28/16 6/4/16 0 $277
June Chicago Los Angeles United 6/3/16 6/10/16 0 $157
July Chicago Los Angeles United 7/23/16 7/30/16 0 $225
August Chicago Los Angeles American 8/17/16 8/22/16 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 11/1/16 11/2/16 0 $247
December Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 12/1/16 12/5/16 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
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$187
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$187 $192
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$192 $190
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$190 $277
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$277 $277
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$277

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 $292.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $245.

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 11 10 10 10 07:35 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 12 12 12 13 12 11 9 06:00 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 $118.

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 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 184 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 44% 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: 302Last modified: May 26, 2016 12:52 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 CVG 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 $118
Chicago to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $344
Chicago to Burbank American, Alaska, United $227
Chicago to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $192
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $207
Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $217
Chicago to Ontario American, Alaska, United $250
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $160
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $137

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 $314
Bloomington - Normal to Los Angeles American $314
Madison to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $352
Lansing to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $369
Moline to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $314
South Bend to Los Angeles American, United $360
Peoria to Los Angeles American, United $314
Toledo to Los Angeles American $398
Green Bay to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $412
Springfield to Los Angeles American, United $360
Appleton to Los Angeles Alaska, United $412
Kalamazoo to Los Angeles American, United $302
Champaign to Los Angeles American $482
Ft Wayne to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $398
Dubuque to Los Angeles American $447
Indianapolis to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $392
Milwaukee to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $339
Milwaukee to Burbank American, Alaska, United $352
Indianapolis to Burbank American, Alaska, United $214
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $157 Round trip from CHI to LAX