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Cheap Flights from Chicago to San Diego, CA, United States - CHI to SAN Last modified: Jun 26, 2016 12:53 AM

Popular flights from Chicago to San Diego Last modified: Jun 26, 2016 12:53 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
Sep 14, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $290
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $290
Oct 4, 2016 Oct 8, 2016 $290
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 27, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 $217
Aug 30, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 $217
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 $217
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 $217
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 $217
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 26, 2016 Aug 2, 2016 $362
Jul 26, 2016 Aug 3, 2016 $362
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 $207
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 30, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $89
Sep 14, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $89
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 26, 2016 Oct 4, 2016 $327
Sep 26, 2016 Oct 5, 2016 $327

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to San Diego (CHI to SAN)?

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 $135.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to San Diego (CHI to SAN)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 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 San Diego

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $362 $314
7-14 days $302 $285
14-21 days $257 $291
21-30 days $282 $321
30-60 days $207 $98
60-90 days $209 $89
90+ days $149 $93

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to San Diego

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$217 $89 $89 $111 $131 $93 $213

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to San Diego

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June Chicago San Diego United 6/29/16 7/6/16 0 $397
July Chicago San Diego American 7/12/16 7/19/16 0 $257
August Chicago San Diego United 8/30/16 9/7/16 1 $89
September Chicago San Diego United 9/14/16 9/27/16 1 $89
October Chicago San Diego American 10/25/16 11/1/16 0 $217
November Chicago San Diego American 11/5/16 11/12/16 0 $149
December Chicago San Diego Spirit 12/1/16 12/6/16 0 $287
January Chicago San Diego Spirit 1/11/17 1/28/17 1 $335

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

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 San Diego.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$407
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$407 $312
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$312 $349
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$349 $282
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$282 $347
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$347

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Chicago to San Diego (CHI to SAN)

Your Chicago to San Diego 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 San Diego is $279.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to San Diego is $300.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to San Diego
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 07:10 17:42
Spirit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11:00 11:00
United 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 09:45 19:20

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to San Diego (CHI to SAN)

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 $132.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to San Diego is $256.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Milwaukee to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, United $316
Indianapolis to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, United $352
Madison to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, United $324
Green Bay to San Diego American, Alaska, United $382
Grand Rapids to San Diego American, Alaska, United $388
South Bend to San Diego United $490
Peoria to San Diego American, United $367
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $119
Moline to San Diego American, Alaska, United $314
Bloomington - Normal to San Diego American $412
Ft Wayne to San Diego American, Alaska, United $398
Appleton to San Diego Alaska, United $382
Lansing to San Diego American, Alaska, United $418
Dubuque to San Diego American $440
Champaign to San Diego American $325
Kalamazoo to San Diego American, United $412
Springfield to San Diego American, Alaska, United $318
Toledo to San Diego American $350
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $133
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $147
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $207
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $127
Chicago to Ontario American, Alaska, United $174
Chicago to Palm Springs American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $361
Chicago to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $404
Chicago to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $472
Chicago to Denver American, Frontier, Spirit, United $91
Milwaukee to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $286
Indianapolis to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $261

Airlines Flying from Chicago to San Diego (CHI to SAN) Number of flights searched: 368Last modified: Jun 26, 2016 12:53 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to San Diego 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 San Diego.

Chicago to San Diego
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
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN 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 IAH X X X X X X X
Virgin America SFO X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest PHX X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Chicago and San Diego, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Chicago to San Diego Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to San Diego?
Answer: The average Chicago to San Diego flight time is 4 hours and 15 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and San Diego?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to San Diego is 1718 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to San Diego?
Answer: There are 70 direct flights from Chicago to San Diego.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to San Diego?
Answer: American Airlines provides 50% 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: Denver, CO
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