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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States - CHI to LAX Last modified: Aug 23, 2016 12:49 AM

Popular flights from Chicago to Los Angeles Last modified: Aug 23, 2016 12:49 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
Wed 10/5
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 10/18
nonstop
$80
Select
United
CHILAX
Sat 10/29
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 11/1
nonstop
$80
Select
Spirit
CHILAX
Tue 9/13
nonstop
LAXCHI
Wed 9/14
nonstop
$85
Select
American
CHILAX
Wed 9/7
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 9/13
nonstop
$89
Select
Frontier
CHILAX
Wed 10/5
nonstop
LAXCHI
Fri 10/14
nonstop
$123
Select
Virgin America
CHILAX
Tue 9/13
nonstop
LAXCHI
Wed 9/14
nonstop
$213
Select
Alaska
CHILAX
Wed 10/5
1 stop
LAXCHI
Sat 10/8
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 $90.

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 $126 $207
7-14 days $99 $185
14-21 days $85 $129
21-30 days $85 $129
30-60 days $80 $142
60-90 days $80 $127
90+ days $116 $145

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
$105 $85 $80 $86 $86 $80 $106

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
August Chicago Los Angeles American 8/30/16 9/13/16 0 $99
September Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 9/13/16 9/14/16 0 $85
October Chicago Los Angeles United 10/5/16 10/18/16 0 $80
November Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 11/2/16 11/5/16 0 $87
December Chicago Los Angeles United 12/2/16 12/9/16 0 $116
January Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 1/24/17 1/31/17 0 $145
February Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 2/1/17 2/11/17 0 $194
March Chicago Los Angeles American 3/4/17 3/6/17 0 $313

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
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$242
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$242 $197
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$197 $97
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$97 $107
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$107 $127
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$127

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 $202.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $155.

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 9 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 15:13
United 12 12 12 12 12 7 13 06:15 22:50
Virgin America 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 09:15 17:10

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 $141.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $151.

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: 276Last modified: Aug 23, 2016 12:49 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 PHX 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 $49
Chicago to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $368
Chicago to Burbank American, Alaska, United $310
Chicago to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $117
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $117
Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $87
Chicago to Ontario American, Alaska, United $173
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $87
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 $224
Indianapolis to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $204
Grand Rapids to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $324
Bloomington - Normal to Los Angeles American $345
Madison to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $284
Lansing to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $386
Moline to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $287
South Bend to Los Angeles American, United $324
Peoria to Los Angeles American, United $290
Toledo to Los Angeles American $331
Green Bay to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $386
Springfield to Los Angeles American, United $287
Appleton to Los Angeles Alaska, United $376
Kalamazoo to Los Angeles American, United $386
Champaign to Los Angeles American $331
Ft Wayne to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $391
Dubuque to Los Angeles American $331
Indianapolis to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $360
Milwaukee to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $361
Milwaukee to Burbank American, Alaska, United $372
Indianapolis to Burbank American, Alaska, United $284
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $80 Round trip from CHI to LAX