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Flights from Chicago to San Diego, United States

TIPSave $65 by flying into Los Angeles, California instead of San Diego from Chicago

Chicago to San Diego Last modified: Apr 29, 2017 13:17 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 24,919,314,807 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to San Diego. Spirit & American frequently offer the best deals to San Diego flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Spirit
CHISAN
Wed 6/7
nonstop
SANCHI
Sun 6/11
nonstop
$145
American
CHISAN
Sat 5/13
nonstop
SANCHI
Sun 5/14
nonstop
$197
United
CHISAN
Mon 5/8
nonstop
SANCHI
Mon 5/15
nonstop
$216
Frontier
CHISAN
Tue 8/15
1 stop
SANCHI
Tue 8/22
1 stop
$296
Alaska
CHISAN
Thu 6/1
1 stop
SANCHI
Tue 6/6
1 stop
$354
Virgin America
CHISAN
Thu 6/1
1 stop
SANCHI
Tue 6/6
1 stop
$354

How Much is a Flight from Chicago to San Diego? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to San Diego, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $196.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Chicago to San Diego?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Chicago to San Diego based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Chicago to San Diego? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Chicago to San Diego.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $366 $401
7-14 days $197 $261
14-21 days $197 $260
21-30 days $197 $251
30-60 days $145 $220
60-90 days $197 $261
90+ days $197 $247

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to San Diego Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 24,932,652,008 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to San Diego is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$197$197$145$197$197$197$237

Compare Flight Prices from Chicago to San Diego by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Chicago to San Diego flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
April Chicago San Diego United 4/30/17 5/7/17 0 $387
May Chicago San Diego American 5/13/17 5/14/17 0 $197
June Chicago San Diego Spirit 6/7/17 6/11/17 0 $145
July Chicago San Diego American 7/8/17 7/22/17 0 $197
August Chicago San Diego American 8/1/17 8/4/17 0 $197
September Chicago San Diego Spirit 9/20/17 10/2/17 0 $226
October Chicago San Diego Spirit 10/3/17 10/10/17 0 $227
November Chicago San Diego Spirit 11/4/17 11/7/17 0 $227

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chicago to San Diego Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Chicago to San Diego. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
$295
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$295 $197
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$197 $260
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$260 $280
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$280 $217
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$217

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chicago to San Diego Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 San Diego is $357.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to San Diego is $310.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Chicago to San Diego - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 10:25 20:20
Spirit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10:45 10:45
United 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 09:15 19:23
Major Airlines 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 08:25 19:25

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Chicago to San Diego Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 San Diego. 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 San Diego is not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to San Diego is $308.

Chicago to San Diego Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Chicago to San Diego?
Answer: The average Chicago to San Diego flight time is 4 hours and 20 minutes.
Question: How far is San Diego from Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to San Diego is 1,718 miles (2,764 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to San Diego?
Answer: There are 89 direct flights from Chicago to San Diego.
Question: What are the most popular Chicago airlines for direct flights from Chicago to San Diego?
Answer: American Airlines provides 31% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and San Diego.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to San Diego?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines in Chicago flying to San Diego Last modified: Apr 29, 2017 13:17 -04:00Number of routes searched: 336Number of itineraries searched: 715,669

Wondering which airlines fly out of Chicago to San Diego? We've gathered the average price of Chicago airlines with flights to San Diego. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Chicago to San Diego
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
Alaska -
Spirit -
United -
American BOS
American BWI
American CLT
American DCA
Alaska LAX
Alaska PDX
Alaska SEA
Alaska SFO
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue FLL
JetBlue JFK
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines DTW
Major Airlines MSP
Major Airlines JFK
Major Airlines SEA
Frontier DEN
Spirit BWI
Spirit DEN
Spirit DFW
Spirit FLL
United ATL
United CLE
United DEN
United DFW
Virgin America SFO

Chicago to San Diego Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chicago and San Diego. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Flights from Chicago to San Diego