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Cheap Flights from Sacramento to Chicago, IL, United States - SMF to CHI Last modified: May 28, 2016 7:49 PM

Popular flights from Sacramento to Chicago Last modified: May 28, 2016 7:49 PM

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
Aug 23, 2016 Sep 3, 2016 $444
Aug 27, 2016 Sep 3, 2016 $444
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $444
Aug 27, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 $444
Aug 29, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 $444
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $411
Aug 23, 2016 Sep 3, 2016 $411
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $411
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $411
Aug 27, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 $411
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 27, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 $666
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Sep 3, 2016 $411
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $411
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $411
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $411
Aug 27, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 $411

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Sacramento to Chicago (SMF to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sacramento to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $456.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Sacramento to Chicago (SMF to CHI)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Chicago

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $872 $598
7-14 days $586 $555
14-21 days $489 $511
21-30 days $489 $494
30-60 days $489 $468
60-90 days $411 $415
90+ days $411 $415

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sacramento to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$490 $411 $411 $450 $450 $472 $507

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Sacramento to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Sacramento Chicago Alaska 5/30/16 6/1/16 1 $643
June Sacramento Chicago American 6/18/16 6/22/16 0 $489
July Sacramento Chicago United 7/12/16 7/24/16 2 $463
August Sacramento Chicago American 8/23/16 8/27/16 0 $411
September Sacramento Chicago American 9/3/16 9/6/16 0 $411
October Sacramento Chicago American 10/5/16 10/10/16 0 $411
November Sacramento Chicago American 11/7/16 11/10/16 0 $411
December Sacramento Chicago American 12/2/16 12/5/16 0 $450

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$685
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$685 $586
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$586
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$499
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$499 $499
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$499

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Sacramento to Chicago (SMF to CHI)

Your Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Chicago is $498.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sacramento to Chicago is $411.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Sacramento to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 15:05 23:55
United 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 06:00 23:02

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Sacramento to Chicago (SMF 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Chicago is $238.

The average price for round trip flights from Sacramento to Chicago is $496.

Sacramento to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Sacramento to Chicago?
Answer: The average Sacramento to Chicago flight time is 4 hours and 5 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Sacramento and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Sacramento to Chicago is 1776 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Sacramento to Chicago?
Answer: There are 29 direct flights from Sacramento to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sacramento to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 51% of the non-stop flights between Sacramento and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Sacramento to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Sacramento to Chicago (SMF to CHI) Number of flights searched: 325Last modified: May 28, 2016 7:49 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Chicago.

Sacramento to Chicago
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 MSP X X X X X X X
Delta SLC / DTW X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United LAX 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 Sacramento and Chicago, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Sacramento - SMF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sacramento to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $364
Sacramento to Atlanta American, Alaska, United $199
Sacramento to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $320

Cheap Domestic Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $203
Oakland to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $207
San Jose to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $231
Fresno to Chicago American, Alaska, United $274
Reno to Chicago American, Alaska, United $361
Monterey to Chicago American, Alaska, United $472
Modesto to ChicagoCheck Dates
Chico to ChicagoCheck Dates
Redding to Chicago Alaska, United $510
Santa Rosa to Chicago American, Alaska $620
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $338
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $208
San Francisco to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Frontier, United $278
San Francisco to Detroit American, Alaska, Frontier, United $199
San Francisco to Indianapolis American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
San Francisco to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $213
San Francisco to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Frontier, Sun Country, United $244
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $132
San Francisco to Madison American, Alaska, Frontier, United $335
San Jose to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $396
San Jose to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $322
Oakland to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $420
Oakland to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $369
San Francisco to St Louis American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $302
San Francisco to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $141
Fresno to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $462

Cheap International Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America, WestJet $408
Cheap Flights from Sacramento to Chicago, IL, United States, from $411 Round trip from SMF to CHI