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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago, IL, United States - LAX to CHI Last modified: May 26, 2016 7:15 AM

Popular flights from Los Angeles to Chicago Last modified: May 26, 2016 7:15 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 11, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 $358
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 17, 2016 Aug 17, 2016 $219
Aug 17, 2016 Aug 20, 2016 $219
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 18, 2016 $168
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 9, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $530
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 15, 2016 Sep 18, 2016 $179
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 17, 2016 $157
Jun 13, 2016 Jun 17, 2016 $157
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Sep 3, 2016 $247
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $247
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $247
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 $247
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 $247

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Los Angeles to Chicago (LAX to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Los Angeles to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $188.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Los Angeles to Chicago (LAX to CHI)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago 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 Los Angeles to Chicago

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $232 $265
7-14 days $168 $220
14-21 days $157 $241
21-30 days $198 $250
30-60 days $226 $248
60-90 days $208 $220
90+ days $179 $218

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$157 $187 $192 $227 $157 $168 $227

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Los Angeles to Chicago

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Los Angeles to Chicago.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Los Angeles Chicago United 5/29/16 6/3/16 0 $232
June Los Angeles Chicago United 6/10/16 6/17/16 0 $157
July Los Angeles Chicago United 7/20/16 8/2/16 0 $226
August Los Angeles Chicago Frontier 8/24/16 8/27/16 0 $208
September Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 9/15/16 9/18/16 0 $179
October Los Angeles Chicago Frontier 10/1/16 10/5/16 0 $208
November Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 11/2/16 11/9/16 0 $277
December Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 12/1/16 12/4/16 0 $277

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Los Angeles to Chicago

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 Los Angeles to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$187
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$187 $227
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$227 $277
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$277 $277
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$277 $322
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$322

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago (LAX to CHI)

Your Los Angeles to Chicago 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 Los Angeles to Chicago is $337.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Chicago is $270.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Los Angeles to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 01:25 23:56
Frontier 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 09:40 09:40
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 09:13 17:25
United 13 13 13 13 13 11 11 00:29 23:05
Virgin America 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 10:25 17:15

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago (LAX to CHI)

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 Los Angeles to Chicago. 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 Los Angeles to Chicago is $158.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to Chicago is $311.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Diego to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $217
Ontario to Chicago American, Alaska, United $285
Santa Ana to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $220
Burbank to Chicago American, Alaska, United $250
Palm Springs to Chicago American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $368
Long Beach to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $247
Bakersfield to Chicago American, United $412
Santa Barbara to Chicago American, Alaska, United $362
San Luis Obispo to Chicago American, United $412
Palomar to ChicagoCheck Dates
Tijuana to Chicago American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America, Volaris $406
Santa Maria to Chicago United $412
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $284
Los Angeles to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $204
Los Angeles to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Frontier, United $257
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $177
Los Angeles to Detroit American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $242
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $71
Los Angeles to Indianapolis American, Alaska, Frontier, United $187
Los Angeles to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United $167
Los Angeles to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $98
Los Angeles to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America, WestJet $359
Los Angeles to St Louis American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
Los Angeles to Madison American, Alaska, Frontier, United $304
San Diego to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Frontier, United $278
San Diego to Atlanta American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $318
Los Angeles to Grand Rapids American, Alaska, United $314
Los Angeles to Houston American, Alaska, Spirit, United $167
San Diego to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $349
Los Angeles to South Bend American, United $320

Airlines Flying from Los Angeles to Chicago (LAX to CHI) Number of flights searched: 271Last modified: May 26, 2016 7:15 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Chicago 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 Los Angeles to Chicago.

Los Angeles to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American ABQ X X X X X X X
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
Frontier - 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 DEN X X X X X X X
Virgin America - 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 LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Los Angeles to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Los Angeles to Chicago?
Answer: The average Los Angeles to Chicago flight time is 4 hours and 8 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Los Angeles and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Los Angeles to Chicago is 1740 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Los Angeles to Chicago?
Answer: There are 189 direct flights from Los Angeles to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 46% of the non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Los Angeles to Chicago?
Answer: Denver, CO
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