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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago, IL, United States - LAX to CHI

Popular flights from Los Angeles to Chicago

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
Feb 24, 2016 Mar 2, 2016 $220
Feb 27, 2016 Mar 2, 2016 $220
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 19, 2016 May 25, 2016 $153
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 18, 2016 Feb 22, 2016 $115
Feb 18, 2016 Feb 23, 2016 $115
Feb 25, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 $115
Feb 26, 2016 Mar 3, 2016 $115
Mar 2, 2016 Mar 3, 2016 $115
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 10, 2016 Apr 15, 2016 $247
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 25, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 $103
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 23, 2016 Feb 28, 2016 $104
Feb 26, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 $104
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 25, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 $164

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 $123.

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 $132 $234
7-14 days $103 $194
14-21 days $103 $168
21-30 days $117 $168
30-60 days $149 $177
60-90 days $144 $172
90+ days $151 $217

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 $104 $113 $103 $104 $118 $163

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
February Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 2/25/16 3/9/16 0 $103
March Los Angeles Chicago Frontier 3/2/16 3/3/16 0 $115
April Los Angeles Chicago United 4/20/16 4/26/16 0 $144
May Los Angeles Chicago American 5/19/16 5/25/16 0 $153
June Los Angeles Chicago United 6/4/16 6/8/16 0 $151
July Los Angeles Chicago Frontier 7/29/16 8/1/16 0 $250
August Los Angeles Chicago Frontier 8/5/16 8/8/16 0 $258
September Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 9/3/16 9/17/16 0 $267

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$118
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$118 $104
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$104 $117
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$117 $175
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$175 $250
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$250

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 $221.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Chicago is $172.

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 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 01:30 22:59
Frontier 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 00:30 23:30
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 09:55 17:45
United 11 11 11 11 11 7 9 00:28 23:21
Virgin America 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 10:45 16:25

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 $82.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to Chicago is $172.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Diego to Chicago American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Virgin America $99
Ontario to Chicago American, Alaska, United $172
Santa Ana to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $185
Burbank to Chicago American, Alaska, United $254
Palm Springs to Chicago American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $337
Long Beach to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $217
Bakersfield to Chicago American, United $454
Santa Barbara to Chicago American, Alaska, United $405
San Luis Obispo to Chicago American, United $453
Palomar to ChicagoCheck Dates
Tijuana to Chicago American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $537
Santa Maria to Chicago United $462
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $239
Los Angeles to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $181
Los Angeles to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Frontier, United $255
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Los Angeles to Detroit American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $210
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $72
Los Angeles to Indianapolis American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
Los Angeles to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United $171
Los Angeles to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $94
Los Angeles to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America, Sunwing, WestJet $281
Los Angeles to St Louis American, Alaska, Frontier, United $218
Los Angeles to Madison American, Alaska, Frontier, United $241
San Diego to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
San Diego to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $333
Los Angeles to Grand Rapids American, Alaska, United $282
Los Angeles to Houston American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $104
San Diego to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $274
Los Angeles to South Bend American, United $352

Airlines Flying from Los Angeles to Chicago (LAX to CHI)

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 PHX X X X X X X X
Alaska PDX X
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
Frontier - 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
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 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 7 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 169 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 42% 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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