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

Popular flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 4, 2016 May 17, 2016 $172
May 7, 2016 May 17, 2016 $172
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 5, 2016 May 17, 2016 $116
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 23, 2016 Mar 1, 2016 $113
Mar 1, 2016 Mar 5, 2016 $113
Mar 2, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 $113
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 28, 2016 Mar 5, 2016 $112
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 3, 2016 May 7, 2016 $77
May 7, 2016 May 14, 2016 $77
May 7, 2016 May 17, 2016 $77
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 2, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 $198

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 $94.

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 $136 $251
7-14 days $112 $168
14-21 days $86 $168
21-30 days $117 $172
30-60 days $78 $170
60-90 days $77 $168
90+ days $119 $182

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
$113 $77 $78 $94 $113 $77 $112

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
February Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 2/28/16 3/5/16 0 $112
March Chicago Los Angeles United 3/2/16 3/8/16 0 $86
April Chicago Los Angeles United 4/13/16 4/19/16 0 $78
May Chicago Los Angeles United 5/3/16 5/7/16 0 $77
June Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 6/11/16 6/17/16 0 $229
July Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 7/8/16 7/15/16 0 $247
August Chicago Los Angeles Frontier 8/1/16 8/8/16 0 $258
September Chicago Los Angeles Spirit 9/1/16 9/6/16 0 $265

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$181
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$181 $151
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$151 $136
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$136 $167
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$167 $277
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$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 $217.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles is $151.

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 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 07:25 20:30
Frontier 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16:05 16:05
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 06:00 16:40
United 10 10 10 10 10 6 8 06:00 19:50
Virgin America 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 09:20 17:20

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 $86.

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 31 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 160 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 40% 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 PHX X X X X X X X
Alaska PDX X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
Frontier - X X X 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
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 $112
Chicago to Long Beach American, United $289
Chicago to Burbank American, Alaska, United $287
Chicago to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $163
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $131
Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $107
Chicago to Ontario American, Alaska, United $170
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to New York American, 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 $238
Grand Rapids to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $282
Bloomington - Normal to Los Angeles American $352
Madison to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $218
Lansing to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $402
Moline to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $337
South Bend to Los Angeles United $352
Peoria to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $348
Toledo to Los Angeles American $375
Green Bay to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $423
Springfield to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $352
Appleton to Los Angeles Alaska, United $441
Kalamazoo to Los Angeles American, United $392
Champaign to Los Angeles American, United $380
Ft Wayne to Los Angeles American, United $355
Dubuque to Los Angeles American $359
Indianapolis to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $368
Milwaukee to Long Beach American, United $315
Milwaukee to Burbank American, Alaska, United $262
Indianapolis to Burbank American, Alaska, United $348
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $77 Round trip from CHI to LAX