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Cheap Flights from Chicago to San Diego - CHI to SAN

Popular flights from Chicago to San Diego

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 26, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 $200
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 26, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 $149
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 5, 2016 Mar 12, 2016 $218
Mar 9, 2016 Mar 12, 2016 $218
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 23, 2016 Mar 1, 2016 $89
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 3, 2016 May 7, 2016 $144
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 16, 2016 Mar 22, 2016 $345
Apr 20, 2016 Apr 24, 2016 $345

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 $115.

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 $177 $222
7-14 days $89 $183
14-21 days $89 $183
21-30 days $99 $177
30-60 days $114 $196
60-90 days $114 $176
90+ days $167 $171

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
$123 $89 $109 $114 $143 $114 $114

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
February Chicago San Diego Spirit 2/23/16 3/1/16 0 $89
March Chicago San Diego Spirit 3/1/16 3/8/16 0 $99
April Chicago San Diego Spirit 4/5/16 4/7/16 0 $114
May Chicago San Diego Spirit 5/1/16 5/4/16 0 $114
June Chicago San Diego American 6/1/16 6/7/16 0 $257
July Chicago San Diego Spirit 7/9/16 7/12/16 0 $262
August Chicago San Diego Spirit 8/26/16 9/9/16 0 $210
September Chicago San Diego Spirit 9/6/16 9/13/16 0 $210

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
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$177
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$177 $143
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$143 $149
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$149 $197
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$197 $197
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$197

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 $216.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to San Diego is $194.

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 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 07:10 20:20
Spirit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11:00 11:00
United 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 09:05 19:16

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 $107.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to San Diego is $195.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Milwaukee to San Diego United, Delta, US Airways, American, Frontier, AirTran $244
Indianapolis to San Diego United, Delta, US Airways, American, Frontier, AirTran $237
Madison to San Diego United, Delta, American, Frontier $244
Green Bay to San Diego United, Delta, US Airways, American $448
Grand Rapids to San Diego United, Delta, US Airways, American, AirTran $349
South Bend to San Diego United, Delta, US Airways $352
Peoria to San Diego United, Delta, US Airways, American $348
Chicago to Los Angeles Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Sun Country, Spirit, Frontier, AirTran, Virgin America $107
Moline to San Diego United, Delta, US Airways, American $352
Bloomington - Normal to San Diego Delta, American, Frontier $427
Ft Wayne to San Diego United, Delta, US Airways, American $372
Appleton to San Diego United, Delta, US Airways $462
Lansing to San Diego United, Delta, Sun Country $392
Dubuque to San Diego American $384
Champaign to San Diego American $460
Kalamazoo to San Diego Delta, American $422
Springfield to San Diego United, American $361
Toledo to San Diego American $459
Chicago to Las Vegas Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Sun Country, Spirit, Frontier, Virgin America, AirTran $118
Chicago to Phoenix Alaska, Delta, United, American, US Airways, Sun Country, Spirit, Frontier, AirTran $81
Chicago to San Francisco Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Sun Country, Frontier, AirTran, Virgin America $153
Chicago to New York Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Spirit, JetBlue, AirTran $79
Chicago to Santa Ana Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Frontier, AirTran $177
Chicago to Ontario Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American $172
Chicago to Palm Springs Alaska, United, Delta, American, US Airways, Sun Country, Frontier, Virgin America $331
Chicago to Long Beach Alaska, Delta, American, US Airways $291
Chicago to Tijuana AeroMexico $643
Chicago to Denver Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Spirit, Frontier, AirTran $79
Milwaukee to Los Angeles Delta, United, US Airways, American, Frontier, AirTran $218
Indianapolis to Los Angeles Alaska, United, Delta, American, US Airways, Frontier, AirTran $244

Airlines Flying from Chicago to San Diego (CHI to SAN)

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 X X X X X
Delta DTW X X X X X X X
Delta SLC / LAX 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 DEN X X X X X X X
Virgin America SFO 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 21 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 56 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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