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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Sacramento, CA, United States - CHI to SMF

Popular flights from Chicago to Sacramento

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
May 18, 2016 May 19, 2016 $228
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 25, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 $328
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $411
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $411

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 $355.

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 $903 $552
7-14 days $513 $359
14-21 days $508 $228
21-30 days $483 $281
30-60 days $411 $334
60-90 days $483 $454
90+ days $410 $278

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
$359 $402 $228 $281 $394 $411 $414

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
May Chicago Sacramento Alaska 5/18/16 5/19/16 1 $228
June Chicago Sacramento Alaska 6/22/16 6/27/16 1 $334
July Chicago Sacramento American 7/6/16 7/12/16 1 $454
August Chicago Sacramento Alaska 8/24/16 8/29/16 1 $280
September Chicago Sacramento Alaska 9/9/16 9/16/16 1 $278
October Chicago Sacramento Alaska 10/19/16 10/22/16 1 $280
November Chicago Sacramento Alaska 11/10/16 11/15/16 1 $360
December Chicago Sacramento American 12/24/16 12/29/16 1 $495

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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$903
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$903 $513
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$513 $605
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$605 $771
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$771 $411
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$411

TIPSave $332 by flying into Oakland 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 $342.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Sacramento is $429.

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 11:49 20:20
United 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 12:15 19:43

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to Sacramento (CHI to SMF)

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 Sacramento. 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 Sacramento is $182.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Sacramento is $342.

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 33 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 19 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 68% 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

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Sacramento (CHI to SMF)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to Sacramento 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 Sacramento.

Chicago to Sacramento
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X
American DFW X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X X
Delta ATL X X X X X X X
Delta SLC / LAX X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAH X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest DEN X X X X X X X

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 $209
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $149
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Chicago to San Jose American, Alaska, United $239
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $97
Chicago to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $182
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $177
Chicago to Seattle American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $196
Chicago to Reno American, Alaska, United $355
Chicago to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $147
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $87

Cheap Domestic Flights to Sacramento - SMF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Milwaukee to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $338
Indianapolis to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $404
Grand Rapids to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $420
Green Bay to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $430
Madison to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $472
Lansing to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $543
Moline to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $502
Peoria to Sacramento American, United $557
Ft Wayne to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $582
Appleton to Sacramento Alaska, United $491
South Bend to Sacramento United $528
Kalamazoo to Sacramento American, United $460
Bloomington - Normal to Sacramento American $600
Toledo to Sacramento American $428
Springfield to Sacramento American, United $502
Champaign to Sacramento American $388
Milwaukee to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United $248
Indianapolis to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United $248
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Sacramento, CA, United States, from $228 Round trip from CHI to SMF