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FareCompare's flight comparison tool will search through all flights and plane tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago, finding you the most direct flight for the best price. Whether you prefer round-trip or one-way tickets, FareCompare will find the cheapest flight from Los Angeles to Chicago so you can spend time planning the fun parts of traveling.

Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago - LAX to CHI

Cheap 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
Oct 21, 2015 Oct 31, 2015 $179
Oct 28, 2015 Oct 31, 2015 $179
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Nov 7, 2015 Nov 10, 2015 $117
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 22, 2015 Oct 6, 2015 $97
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Nov 5, 2015 Nov 9, 2015 $491
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 15, 2015 Sep 19, 2015 $97
Sep 16, 2015 Sep 19, 2015 $97
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 18, 2015 Sep 24, 2015 $239
US Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 26, 2015 Sep 29, 2015 $81
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Oct 10, 2015 Oct 23, 2015 $118
Nov 4, 2015 Nov 17, 2015 $118
Nov 7, 2015 Nov 10, 2015 $118
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 18, 2015 Sep 24, 2015 $211

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 $95.

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 $185 $252
7-14 days $98 $175
14-21 days $96 $158
21-30 days $97 $158
30-60 days $98 $167
60-90 days $117 $165
90+ days $116 $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
$98 $97 $97 $99 $98 $81 $99

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
August Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 8/31/15 9/10/15 0 $288
September Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 9/15/15 9/17/15 0 $96
October Los Angeles Chicago Frontier 10/10/15 10/24/15 0 $98
November Los Angeles Chicago American 11/7/15 11/10/15 0 $117
December Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 12/9/15 12/14/15 0 $116
January Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 1/7/16 1/11/16 0 $116
February Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 2/1/16 2/7/16 0 $116
March Los Angeles Chicago Spirit 3/1/16 3/5/16 0 $117

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
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$247
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$247 $125
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$125 $107
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$107 $81
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
$81 $158
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$158

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 $233.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Chicago is $132.

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 9 10 00:59 23:59
Frontier 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 00:35 00:35
Spirit 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 09:38 17:59
United 13 12 12 12 12 7 12 00:14 23:22
Virgin America 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 10:05 17:50

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 $96.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to Chicago is $184.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Diego to Chicago United, Alaska, US Airways, American, Sun Country, Spirit, Frontier, Virgin America $106
Ontario to Chicago United, Alaska, US Airways, American $223
Santa Ana to Chicago Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Frontier $197
Burbank to Chicago Alaska, United, American, US Airways $228
Palm Springs to Chicago Alaska, United, US Airways, American, Virgin America $349
Long Beach to Chicago Alaska, United, American, US Airways, JetBlue $244
Bakersfield to Chicago United, American, US Airways $294
Santa Barbara to Chicago Alaska, United, American, US Airways $294
San Luis Obispo to Chicago United, US Airways, American $294
Palomar to ChicagoCheck Dates
Tijuana to Chicago Volaris, United, Alaska, US Airways, American, Virgin America, AeroMexico $497
Santa Maria to Chicago United $294
Los Angeles to New York Alaska, US Airways, JetBlue, Frontier, United, American, Sun Country, Spirit, Virgin America $221
Los Angeles to Atlanta Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Spirit, Frontier $98
Los Angeles to Milwaukee United, Alaska, American, US Airways, Frontier $316
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth United, Alaska, US Airways, American, Spirit, Frontier, Virgin America $80
Los Angeles to Detroit Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Spirit, JetBlue, Frontier $277
Los Angeles to Las Vegas US Airways, United, American, Spirit, Virgin America $79
Los Angeles to Indianapolis Alaska, United, US Airways, American, Frontier $269
Los Angeles to Minneapolis - St Paul United, Alaska, American, US Airways, Sun Country, Spirit, Frontier $155
Los Angeles to Denver United, Alaska, US Airways, American, Spirit, Frontier $77
Los Angeles to Toronto Alaska, US Airways, WestJet, JetBlue, Sunwing, Frontier, Air Canada, United, American, Virgin America $290
Los Angeles to St Louis United, Alaska, American, US Airways, Frontier $276
Los Angeles to Madison Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Frontier $400
San Diego to Milwaukee Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Frontier $346
San Diego to Atlanta Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Spirit, Frontier $213
Los Angeles to Grand Rapids Alaska, United, US Airways, American $353
Los Angeles to Houston Alaska, United, US Airways, American, Spirit, Frontier $95
San Diego to New York Alaska, US Airways, JetBlue, Frontier, United, American, Sun Country, Virgin America $310
Los Angeles to South Bend United, US Airways, American $334

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
Delta MSP 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
Sun Country MSP X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United DEN X X X X X X X
US Airways PHX 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 PHX 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 6 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 183 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 43% 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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