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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Sacramento, CA, United States - CHI to SMF Last modified: May 28, 2016 6:57 AM

Popular flights from Chicago to Sacramento Last modified: May 28, 2016 6:57 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 Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $444
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $444
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $444
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $444
Sep 3, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $444
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $411
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $411
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $411
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 8, 2016 $411
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 4, 2016 $411
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $411
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $411
Aug 30, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $411
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 8, 2016 $411
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 8, 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 $446.

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 $847 $620
7-14 days $561 $501
14-21 days $489 $497
21-30 days $499 $501
30-60 days $489 $493
60-90 days $411 $415
90+ days $411 $415

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
$489 $411 $411 $411 $450 $496 $450

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
June Chicago Sacramento American 6/17/16 6/21/16 0 $489
July Chicago Sacramento American 7/27/16 8/3/16 0 $489
August Chicago Sacramento United 8/31/16 9/8/16 0 $411
September Chicago Sacramento American 9/1/16 9/4/16 0 $411
October Chicago Sacramento American 10/1/16 10/8/16 0 $411
November Chicago Sacramento American 11/8/16 11/17/16 0 $411
December Chicago Sacramento United 12/15/16 12/20/16 2 $433
March Chicago Sacramento United 3/16/17 3/22/17 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
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$872
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$872 $561
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$561 $489
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$489 $509
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$509 $499
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$499
TIPSave $219 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 $424.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Sacramento is $411.

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 2 12:18 19:26

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 $214.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Sacramento is $422.

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 28 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 50% 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) Number of flights searched: 286Last modified: May 28, 2016 6:57 AM

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 X X X X
American DFW X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X X
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
Delta DTW / SLC X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United DEN 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 $208
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $117
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $117
Chicago to San Jose American, Alaska, United $280
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $207
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $167
Chicago to Seattle American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $188
Chicago to Reno American, Alaska, United $361
Chicago to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $167
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $119

Cheap Domestic Flights to Sacramento - SMF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Milwaukee to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $364
Indianapolis to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $408
Grand Rapids to Sacramento American, United $382
Green Bay to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $462
Madison to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $412
Lansing to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $412
Moline to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $436
Peoria to Sacramento American, United $482
Ft Wayne to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $488
Appleton to Sacramento Alaska, United $662
South Bend to Sacramento United $546
Kalamazoo to Sacramento American, United $436
Bloomington - Normal to Sacramento American $412
Toledo to Sacramento American $412
Springfield to Sacramento American, United Check Dates
Champaign to Sacramento American Check Dates
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 $411 Round trip from CHI to SMF