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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Sacramento, CA, United States - CHI to SMF Last modified: Jul 26, 2016 12:57 AM

Popular flights from Chicago to Sacramento Last modified: Jul 26, 2016 12:57 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
CHISMF
Wed 8/31
1 stop
SMFCHI
Wed 9/7
1 stop
$264
Select
Alaska
CHISMF
Tue 9/20
1 stop
SMFCHI
Tue 9/27
1 stop
$264
Select
Alaska
CHISMF
Wed 10/12
1 stop
SMFCHI
Sat 10/15
1 stop
$264
Select
United
CHISMF
Tue 8/23
2 stops
SMFCHI
Wed 8/31
2 stops
$347
Select
United
CHISMF
Wed 8/24
2 stops
SMFCHI
Wed 8/31
2 stops
$347
Select
American
CHISMF
Tue 8/23
nonstop
SMFCHI
Wed 8/31
nonstop
$357
Select
American
CHISMF
Wed 8/24
nonstop
SMFCHI
Wed 8/31
nonstop
$357
Select
American
CHISMF
Wed 8/24
nonstop
SMFCHI
Sat 8/27
nonstop
$357
Select
American
CHISMF
Wed 8/24
nonstop
SMFCHI
Tue 8/30
nonstop
$357
Select
American
CHISMF
Sat 8/27
nonstop
SMFCHI
Wed 8/31
nonstop
$357
Select

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to Sacramento (CHI to SMF)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Sacramento, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $275.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to Sacramento (CHI to SMF)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Chicago to Sacramento 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 Sacramento

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Chicago to Sacramento should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $668 $619
7-14 days $459 $373
14-21 days $365 $373
21-30 days $357 $327
30-60 days $357 $264
60-90 days $357 $264
90+ days $357 $327

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Sacramento

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Chicago to Sacramento.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$276 $264 $264 $288 $276 $276 $276

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to Sacramento

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Chicago to Sacramento.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July Chicago Sacramento United 7/28/16 8/3/16 1 $628
August Chicago Sacramento Alaska 8/31/16 9/7/16 1 $264
September Chicago Sacramento Alaska 9/20/16 9/27/16 1 $264
October Chicago Sacramento Alaska 10/12/16 10/15/16 1 $264
November Chicago Sacramento American 11/1/16 11/8/16 0 $357
December Chicago Sacramento American 12/12/16 12/17/16 0 $357
January Chicago Sacramento American 1/10/17 1/12/17 0 $357
March Chicago Sacramento United 3/9/17 3/13/17 1 $497

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Chicago to Sacramento

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 Sacramento.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$914
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$914 $502
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$502 $431
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$431 $423
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$423 $423
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$423
TIPSave $237 by flying into San Francisco instead of Sacramento from Chicago

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Chicago to Sacramento (CHI to SMF)

Your Chicago to Sacramento 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 Sacramento is $324.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Sacramento is $357.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to Sacramento.

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to Sacramento
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 10:25 17:25
United 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 09:40 19:40

Chicago to Sacramento Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to Sacramento?
Answer: The average Chicago to Sacramento flight time is 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and Sacramento?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Sacramento is 1776 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Sacramento?
Answer: There are 23 direct flights from Chicago to Sacramento.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to Sacramento?
Answer: United Airlines provides 60% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Sacramento.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Sacramento?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Chicago and Sacramento, 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 San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $157
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $130
Chicago to San Jose American, Alaska, United $279
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $77
Chicago to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $190
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $127
Chicago to Seattle American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $147
Chicago to Reno American, Alaska, United $284
Chicago to Denver American, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $77

Cheap Domestic Flights to Sacramento - SMF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Milwaukee to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $374
Indianapolis to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $402
Grand Rapids to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $364
Green Bay to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $412
Madison to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $412
Lansing to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $480
Moline to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $412
Peoria to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $412
Ft Wayne to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $398
Appleton to Sacramento Alaska, United $442
South Bend to Sacramento United $546
Kalamazoo to Sacramento American, United $412
Bloomington - Normal to Sacramento American $452
Toledo to Sacramento American $362
Springfield to Sacramento American, United $412
Champaign to Sacramento American $390
Milwaukee to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
Indianapolis to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Sacramento, CA, United States, from $264 Round trip from CHI to SMF